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Dorchester Collection

Delicious No. 4

Enjoy a generous helping of news, tips and recipes with our seasonal round-up of all things food and drink at Dorchester Collection.

From meeting the experts who make it all happen, to restaurant highlights and tempting dishes to try at home – walk this way.
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15 OF THE BEST

Finest foodie locations

From delightful gelaterias and colourful food markets, to outstanding Michelin-starred restaurants and wonderful wines, discover where to sample the finest regional produce and authentic local dishes in our round up of gastronomic highlights.

Regional roundup

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Our experts

Meet The Chefs

Our chefs each bring something unique to the kitchen, guaranteeing a dining experience like no other. Discover which of them is known as the ‘Formula One of cooking’ and who started out as a pot-washer before gaining a Michelin star?

Let us enlighten you

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Portrait of Chef Jean Imbert at Hotel Plaza Athenee

Signature dishes

Hotel Eden, Rome il giardino ristorante amatriciana on table
DINE LIKE AN ITALIAN

Amatriciana rigatoni

Hotel Eden’s executive chef, Fabio Ciervo, tells us of his great passion for the traditional Italian pasta dish, amatriciana. Here we share the recipe for his interpretation of this much-loved classic.

Make it yourself

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Italian classic

Spaghetti with octopus and garlic

The most talked about dish at Hotel Principe di Savoia is chef Buffolino’s signature octopus spaghetti. Bringing to mind the taste of the sea, it keeps diners coming back for more.

Follow our recipe

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Spaghetti With Octopus and Garlic made to serve.
Eggplant, squash and farmers market vegetables
INGREDIENTS

Great farm produce in LA

Los Angeles is packed with seasonal outdoor farmers’ markets where health-conscious Californians flock to find fresh flowers, organic leafy greens and delicious pastries. Shop among lauded chefs and local celebs at these must-visit farmers’ markets across Los Angeles.

Where to shop

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Our expert

Meet Tiffany Pascua

Pastry chefs don’t come more passionate about all things patisserie than Tiffany Pascua, our executive pastry chef at Hotel Bel-Air. Read about what she loves cooking and her must-try signature dish.

Passion for pastry

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Portrait of Tiffany Pascua
Inside authentic Le Meurice wine store.
SPOTLIGHT ON

A love of Chablis

As head sommelier at Le Meurice, Gabriel Veissaire samples many wines. One favourite he returns to time and time again though is Chablis. Discover why this particular wine is so close to his heart.

A French classic

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The Power List 2022

Super Mario

Congratulations to The Dorchester’s executive chef, Mario Perera, who has been recognised for his creativity in this year’s Power List of The 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury. From growing up in Sri Lanka to meeting HM The Queen, here’s his exceptional story.

Man behind the menu

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headshot of mario perera, executive chef at the dorchester
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DID YOU KNOW?

Glorious ganache

A wonderful blend of cream and chocolate, ganache creates a glossy finishing touch for sweet treats. It was originally created by accident when an apprentice spilt hot cream into a pan of melted chocolate and stirred it in to disguise his mistake.

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Introducing Rémi Tessier

Exceptional quality and imperceptible detail are the cornerstones of Rémi Tessier’s design philosophy. Peaceful elegance is always his aim, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at our newly launched Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée restaurant.

Design inspiration

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Rémi Tessier Portrait
Inside a Berkshire fruit and vegetable allotment garden.

Foraging for wild food in Berkshire

Adam Smith, executive chef at Coworth Park, is passionate about foraging and reducing food waste. Here he gives us an insight to where he sources his produce, his favourite natural ingredients and how chefs can play a pivotal role in a more sustainable future.

Sensible sourcing

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