To say that gastronomic tourism is more and more in fashion is not a great novelty. The hotel industry must also renew itself, and seek ingenious solutions to meet this new market trend.
Today it is not enough to have a quality restaurant that is limited to offering meals during the stay of the customers. Indeed, the customer is now looking for a complete culinary experience that can even push him to choose the hotel based on his gastronomic offer.
We offer you a collection of European hotels which are distinguished by their originality and which are worthy of the most refined places:
1. FOR THE LOVERS OF CHOCOLATE
If you like chocolate, a visit to the Etruscan Chocohotel is mandatory! This hotel, located in Perugia, is a paradise for chocolate lovers. All rooms are decorated with themes devoted to the cult of chocolate and are spread over three floors: the milking floor, the Gianduja floor, and the black floor! The restaurant serves a full cocoa-based menu, from aperitifs to desserts. Appetizing, is not it?
2. THEMATIC ROOMS: FOODS
Biscuit-shaped pillow, refrigerator-shaped wardrobe, kitchen trolleys instead of chairs … As its name suggests, the Food Hotel in Neuwied, Germany, is a themed hotel where you can sleep in a Room devoted to tomatoes, beer, fish or many other foods. It is interesting to note that 36 reputed brands have contributed to this exceptional interior such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Ferrero, with a room devoted to the chocolatier, Raffaele.
3. SPECIALTY: OLIVE OIL
To discover all the secrets of a good olive oil, the idea is to take a leap at the Hotel Mas La Biella in Tarragona, Spain. The hotel, surrounded by 110 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, offers a total relaxation in the middle of the greenery and allows following the whole process of olive oil: the harvest of olives in which one can participate actively, Manufacture, and finally the tasting of different types of quality oil.
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4. ALL ABOUT PARMIGIANO REGGIANO
The Posta Hotel in Reggio Emilia is a very active promoter of the Emilian gastronomy and organizes visits to a local cheese factory for a closer look at the production stages of the Parmigiano Reggiano. In addition, the hotel also offers the possibility of a guided tour of the manufacture of the balsamic vinegar of Reggio Emilia. If you book for two nights, tours are included in the price.
5. STAY IN A CASTLE
Do you like French cuisine, its wines and do you have a weakness for the castles? The Château de Bagnold is therefore made for you! Near Lyon, this 5-star hotel is a 13th-century castle and is surrounded by gardens and forests. The hotel proposes to the lovers of cooking their Epicurean Immersion, a day dedicated to the traditional flavors of the region. Start off with a typical breakfast made with French pastries, then enjoy a lunch of fresh products bought at the local market and, finally, the famous restaurant, Salle des Grades, will serve you a succulent dinner prepared with the secrets of the Traditional cuisine of the region.
6. KITCHEN 5 STARS
In Vienna, in April, Silvio Nickol, a Michelin star chef, opened the Gourmet Palais Coburg restaurant inside the Palais Coburg hotel. In only a few months, this restaurant has become a renowned gastronomic reference in Vienna. It offers a very high-level menu with the best innovations of contemporary cuisine. For guests, it is possible to organize private dinners with menus designed by Silvio Nickol.
7. PUDDINGS LOVERS
The Three Ways House Hotel in Mickleton, United Kingdom, founded the Pudding Club in 1985 to preserve the traditional recipe of the English Pudding. Since then, the club now known internationally organizes regular events to compare the recipes and the new trends. For those who wish to experience the authentic experience of the Pudding Club and participate in its events, we advise them to sleep in one of the seven themed rooms of the hotel, such as the Syrup Sponge Room, Chocolate Room or Sticky Toffee Room.