Best Hotels Rome October 2019, food & leisure experiences

Grand Hotel Plaza

Terrazza Trinità dei Monti Restaurant

On the sixth floor of the historic Grand Hotel Plaza, has opened the new “Terrazza Trinità dei Monti Restaurant”. The hotel is in the heart of Rome, in Via del Corso, and the Restaurant is on the splendid terrace that overlooks a view that stretches from Villa Medici to Trinità dei Monti, from the Quirinale Hill to the Vittoriano. Chef Umberto Vezzoli offers a varied reinterpretation of traditional Roman cuisine, even with combinations of unique dishes created for each day of the week. Inside a panoramic glass gazebo there is also “the chef’s table” where you can enjoy Vezzoli’s Full Tasting menu.

Gourmet Autumn at the Grand Hotel Plaza

Grand Hotel Plaza inaugurates the Roman autumn with a succession of gourmet appointments ranging from wine tasting to gourmet pizza, passing through seasonal flavors.

Chef Vezzoli’s autumn dishes
Monday, October 14, begins the week dedicated to the Roman autumn during which the chef Umberto Vezzoli presents the “Autumn Trilogy”, composed of a puff of cardoncelli mushrooms with chestnuts and star anise Jerusalem artichoke; Milanese cutlet with sauté potatoes; warm baked apple pie with Giolitti vanilla ice cream. On the other hand, the “Unique dish of autumn flavors” is a risotto creamed with red beets and parmesan wafer, seared salmon fillet with parsnip puree and cooked must.

Gourmet Pizza
Saturday 19 October will be the gourmet pizza in the splendid Trinità dei Monti, processed with wholemeal doughs from the Velia plain, whole sea salt, sourdough, paired with Theresianer craft beers. In collaboration with Master Pizzaiolo Camillo Angelo Pinto, Chef Umberto Vezzoli presents his pizza creations, such as the “Milano – Tokyo” with culatello di Zibello, gorgonzola cream and marinated daikon with EVO oil, lime, star anise.

Happy Halloween Party
The month of October ends on Thursday 31st with a masked evening dedicated to Halloween with music and dancing on the Terrazza Trinità dei Monti. The special menu for the “witches dinner” includes: Bloody Mary and the chef’s appetizers as a welcome; appetizer of pumpkin timbale with spicy cheese cream and four poisons; pumpkin risotto with scallops and orc rosemary; baked humpback veal sirloin with a strong sweet bat sauce and vegetables gratin; to finish, chocolate bar and wasabi.

Via del Corso 126. Tel +390669921111

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The autumn menu of the Uliveto restaurant

On Monday 28 October the autumn menu signed by Executive Chef Fabio Boschero for the Uliveto restaurant will officially enter into force. Following the seasonality and selecting the best raw materials of the territory, the menu proposes, among other things, the “raw red prawns with chickpea aio, oio & pepperoncino” crumble, the “Risotto al Suppli al telefono ‘”, the “Gnocchi cacio e pepe con curcuma ”and the “Coccio con Polpo verace on cannellini beans”. Don’t miss the desserts of Dario Nuti, first of all the “Sweet saffron and almond risotto with prickly pear sorbet”: born from the gustatory suggestions of his childhood, the traditional sweet rice of poor Italian cuisine is combined with typically Sicilian ingredients.

Five O’clock Tea and Cocktails at Tiepolo Bar

The cold season invites afternoons and evenings spent lingering with a good cocktail or an invigorating five o’clock tea (in the picture). Pastry Chef Dario Nuti has designed a specific tea for the Tiepolo Bar: next to a superlative selection of the best infusions we find a parade of biscuits, sweets and snacks. For the winter aperitifs the Rome Cavalieri Mixologist Angelo Severini suggests the CH-estnut, based on Vodka Gray Goose Poire with white cocoa cream served with chestnut whipped cream; alcohol at the right point and invigorating in the winter cold.

Sunday Brunch

L’Uliveto Restaurant stages Sunday brunch by Executive Chef Fabio Boschero between venetian masters and the royal blue pool. Fourteen corners, from antipasto to desserts, with fresh local produces and “live stations” for hot italian traditional dishes. Brunch is also enriched with asian and japanese, as sushi and noodles woked. At the Sunday Brunch of L’Uliveto children and teens have their own space. A kinder garden with games and entertainment (inflatables, make-up, drawing, video games) welcomes children together with activities for teenagers. The food is designed, prepared and served in a way that appeals to younger people with a buffet dedicated to them. (85€ p.p. drinks not included , 35€ children that have their own event corner with supervisors).

27th October Halloween Brunch

Sunday will be inspired by the Halloween celebrations with a brunch of “chills” in the name of “trick or treat?” With a buffet of very dark desserts in appearance and delicious to taste, made for the occasion by wise hands of Pastry Chef Dario Nuti and his team.

“Forest Bathing” of Cavalieri Grand Spa Club

Inspired by the Japanese practice (shinrin-yoku) of diving in the woods, the Forest Bathing teaches how to benefit from apparently simple activities, like a walk in the woods, breathing the essences of trees and plants, time to time invigorating or relaxing. The position of Rome Cavalieri and its Spa allow the realization of a complete and articulated Forest Therapy program. The hotel is immersed in a Mediterranean park and borders one of the most authentic and vast natural parks in the city: the Monte Mario nature reserve, which for its environmental characteristics is a true mosaic of biological diversity now rare in a city. At the Cavalieri Grand Spa Club it is therefore possible to enjoy a real immersion in the woods followed by an effective wellness treatment. After the walk in the hotel park, you return to the Spa and relax with a hydromassage, eliminate toxins with a sauna or a Turkish bath and then rely on the skilled hands of the Forest Bathing Treatment therapists.

Via Alberto Cadlolo 101. Tel +390635091



Hotel Eden

Salad Bar

Every day, except Sundays, from 12:30 to 03.00 pm, at Il Giardino Ristorante, buffet returns with a wide selection of healthy and tasty salads and light dishes created by Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo. Perfect for a light lunch or a business lunch.

Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday, from 12:30 to 03:00 pm, Sunday Brunch will be available at Il Giardino Ristorante: a rich buffet by Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo with hot and cold dishes based on seasonal ingredients (in the opening picture). A varied sweet and savory offer where you will not miss the recipes of Chef’s Region, Campania, such as savory “sfogliatelle”, neapolitan sandwiches, as well as focaccia, bruschetta, stuffed croissants and the typical anglo-saxon desserts such as pancakes, waffles, muffins and cupcakes.

130 Years of Eden Experiences

Hotel Eden, 5-star luxury hotel of the Dorchester Collection, is celebrating an important anniversary: ​​130 years have passed since the hotel opened its doors in 1889. To celebrate it and share it with its guests, Hotel Eden has created a series of initiatives available until the end of the year, a cocktail, a dish and a Spa ritual created ad hoc.

Royal Eden

Silvio Favot, historic ex bar manager of the Hotel Eden, created a new recipe for Constantine II of Greece many years ago and the drink immediately became the favorite of the queen mother Federica. For a long time the ingredients remained secret, but today Il Giardino Bar offers this celebratory cocktail with the original recipe based on: vodka, dry vermouth, Campari, tonic water and drops of orange bitter.

Octopus and Celery

It is a dish that belongs to the tradition of Hotel Eden. The Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo has found the recipe in the historic menus of the hotel, and today he interprets the dish in a contemporary version at the starred restaurant La Terrazza.

The Garden of Eden

In 1889, the year when the Hotel was opened, the Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio, who stayed at the hotel, published “Il Piacere”, dedicated to the pleasure of the senses. To celebrate this masterpiece, The Eden Spa has created a ritual in collaboration with Mei: a 130-minute sensory journey with fig fragrance and rose and jasmine essential oils, for a sinuous body and radiant facial skin.

Via Ludovisi 49. Tel +3906478121



Elisabeth Unique Hotel

Bar Bacharach & Bistrot

The Bar Bacharach & Bistrot invokes the versatile nature of places conceived to be shared. The name is a deliberate tribute to Burt Bacharach, the famous composer and pianist who sublimely interpreted the lively and magical atmosphere of the second half of the twentieth century in America. In the morning, you can linger over freshly baked brioches, muffins and tarts, spiced teas and perfectly balanced infusions, the clear reinvigorating flavours of seasonal fruit, and superb compositions of soft and velvety eggs. Elizabeth’s breakfast is an à la carte brunch that reveals the gracefulness and discretion of noble english breakfasts. The Restaurant offer continues with a collection of creative menus inspired by the traditions of Italian gastronomy and enriched with international suggestions. Each dish is an unprecedented combination of flavours which come together in every dish. The Bar menu is a tribute to Italy and offers a collection of signature cocktails dedicated to its regions and a selection of only the finest Italian wines exclusively selected by Luca Maroni, an illustrious name in Italian oenology. The aperitivo is a generous creative introduction to the poetry of a Roman dinner. Drinks and glasses of wine are served with delicious sets of homemade finger food. Many ingredients come from the family estates, from the olive grove to the dairy farms that produces homemade mozzarella and thus guarantee excellent genuine local products.


The Elizabeth Unique Hotel, true to its philosophy, provides the opportunity to organize unique cultural experiences. Each day can be studied and articulated based on the guests’ preference, so that everyone can find their own personal vision of the city.








Palazzo Manfredi

The Court

On the Ludus Magnus, the ancient gladiator gym, and with the Colosseum in the background, The Court is Palazzo Manfredi’s new lounge; the space develops between the counter worked in travertine with seats on one side, the living room on the other and a walkway that separates them. The cocktails are signed by Matteo Zed, an eclectic and daring bartender with international experiences between Japan and America. The drink list is structured on three chapters: in addition to the classic aperitifs, you can choose between the signatures and the seasonal and a selection of “Forgotten Classics & Unforgettable”, all those forgotten and timeless cocktails that have made the history of mixology. Of all, the Martini cocktail in the Roman style version deserves a mention. In addition to a good beverage, The Court offers the gourmet experience signed by Aroma Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio (1 Michelin Star). From the first light of sunset to after midnight, The Court welcomes its guests in a fancy and elegant atmosphere.

Via Labicana 125. Tel +390677591380







D.O.M. Hotel

Autumn Menu at Verve Restaurant

Verve is the name of the new restaurant of the Hotel with a London atmosphere. Velvets, soft lighting and timeless elegance, among contemporary art, welcome guests to let them experience a journey of emotions among the flavors of a roman cuisine with a modern approach. Created by Renzo Valeriani, already owner of “Madre”, the restaurant is led by Chef Adriano Magnoli, Antonella Mascolo is the pastry Chef. In the terrace, between the rosemary parfum and Via Giulia’s roofs from april to october or between design furnitures and Andy Wharol works in winter, Paolo Carrara is always the man in charge of being the head waiter, also suggesting the best wine pairing. Here the report by Gugsto. This month starts new autumn menu. In the picture of photographer Andrea Di Lorenzo: whole fusillo Mancini, chickpeas, lemon, sea and ground truffles.

Via Giulia 131. Tel +390631076828




The First Luxury Art Hotel

New Acquolina’s Executive Chef

Daniele Lippi is the new Executive Chef of Acquolina. Born in 1990, Lippi grew up at the Troiani brothers’ school – working for nine years at the Convivio Troiani (1 Michelin Star), where he was Head Chef of the last three – but he perfected his style with various “incursions” at the top of the international starry scene: from Yannick Alléno, to Pavillion Ledoyen of Paris, to Enrico Crippa, Piazza Duomo of Alba, to Grant Achat, at Alinea Restaurant in Chicago, and again in Spain with Paolo Casagrande at Martin Bersategui’s Lasarte. Lippi plays between reality and appearance, mixing the cards on the table and challenging the public to see beyond what’s on the plate.

Via del Vantaggio 14. Tel +390645617070




Hotel Vilòn

This Small Luxury (only 18 rooms) is the newest in the centre of Rome. It occupies the annex of the mid-16th century Palazzo Borghese that once housed the School for Maidens. Paolo Bonfini, a roman scenographer, and Giampiero Panepinto, a milanese architect, brought eclectic and contemporary design into this centuries-old space. Many rooms overlook the Borghese Gardens, which is dotted with the classical statuary, a little jewel closed to strangers to the palace. The bar-lounge is colorful and confortable, among pieces of modern art and contemporary works. The adjacent atrium terrace is open for both drinks and meals and a rooftop bar is also planned. This modern hotel prides itself on personalised service, grounded in old-fashioned Italian hospitality. The concierge can even arrange tailor-made sightseeing trips and exclusive transport around Rome.

Adelaide Restaurant

Gabriele Muro, the Executive Chef of Adelaide, Hotel Vilòn’s intimate restaurant, has designed a menu that celebrates some of Rome’s favorite dishes, such as pasta carbonara and amatriciana. You can enjoy also mediterranean seafood-based cuisine. Adelaide is open to both hotel guests and the public.

Via dell’Arancio 69. Tel +3906878187

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