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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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Pastry master Michael Kwan

As the multiple award-winning pastry master settles into his role of executive pastry chef at The Dorchester, we find out about his exceptional artistry. Having recently won the UK pastry team European Cup 2022, he’s now looking forward to taking part in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – the world cup of the pastry world.

Award-winning talent

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Franciacorta: land of wines

Less than an hour’s car ride from Milan, in the gentle hills of Lombardy, lies the world-renowned wine region of Franciacorta. Discover the origins and wines of this beautiful area of Italian countryside.

Head to the hills

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Overview of Franciacorta area
Panoramic view of Polo Lounge patio at Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

The great outdoors

Thanks to a series of exceptionally sought-after spots, we’re ready for elegant al fresco dining. From Hotel Bel-Air’s popular Dine Under the Stars experience and the return of The Dorchester Rooftop, to La Terrasse Montaigne reopening at Hôtel Plaza Athénée and permanent outdoor dining coming to 45 Park Lane – we’re all set for an exceptional summer.

Let’s go outside

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Introducing Elliott Grover

“I’m over the moon to be working alongside one of the world’s greatest chefs, Wolfgang Puck, and couldn’t be more excited to bring my experience to 45 Park Lane.”

Executive Chef
45 Park Lane

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Elliott Grover
Custard dessert platter at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

Instagrammable desserts

When it comes to creating outstanding desserts, our pastry chefs are true masters of their art. Discover their most Instagram-worthy creations that are almost too good to eat.

Perfect for sharing

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Signature mocktails

Mocktails are a delightfully refreshing choice on a hot sunny day, when you’re looking for something sophisticated yet cooling. Discover a selection of our Dorchester Collection favourites.

Quench your thirst

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Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, United States

Santa Monica’s best restaurants

A short drive from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica epitomises the easy-going Californian lifestyle, with a reputation for its world-class dining scene. From gourmet dinners to a casual bite before heading to the beach, here are some of our much-loved eateries.

Your table awaits

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The man behind the menus at Le Meurice

Amaury Bouhours embodies a fresh approach to ‘Essential Cuisine’. His passion for authentic flavours and contemporary French gastronomy shine through, as does his commitment to locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Whet your appetite

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Amaury Bouhours
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June 11 is World Gin Day

The secret to the ultimate gin & tonic is to serve it in a classic long-stemmed gin glass, enabling you to appreciate all the wonderfully aromatic botanicals every time you take a sip.
What better way to celebrate World Gin Day? Cheers!

View of Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée deluxe interior design.

Michelin Star celebrations

Just nine weeks after the opening of Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée, the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin Star. Jean’s visionary approach to the great traditions of French gastronomy, combined with ‘precise and warm service’, ensured its success. Congratulations to Jean and the team.

Discover the difference

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Perfect picnic guide

For some enticing ways to enjoy a glorious blanket banquet, we asked Adam Smith, our executive chef at Coworth Park, to share his expert tips and tricks. Over to you, Adam.

Roll out the blanket

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Spring exterior of Coworth Park

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