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Red Carnation Hotels focus on food with a #TasteofRCH.

by Laura on April 22, 2014


Red Carnation Hotels are passionate about their food and they’re using Twitter to shine a spotlight on their love of all things gastronomic. By following their hashtag #TasteofRCH you can get an insight into the kitchens and restaurants of all their hotels, from London to Cape Town.

The family-owned group’s food philosophy revolves around local, seasonal produce and crafting their menus accordingly, so that each restaurant’s menu is a reflection of its location. They are also dedicated to providing a fine wine selection, with afternoon tea also being a tradition and speciality at all Red Carnation Hotels, whether in London or Florida. Their London hotels provide the full traditional afternoon tea experience, with a range of teas, sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones as we’ve already experienced on this blog at The Milestone for example.

The Red Carnation blog regularly features in-depth looks into the food on offer in their hotels all over the world, including a recent interview with the Rubens at the Palace ‘Queen of Cakes’, Head Pastry Chef Danielle Maupertuis. Danielle spoke about what makes afternoon tea at the hotel so special and the process of adjusting the menu to fit with the seasons.

Check rates at Rubens at the Palace Hotel


The blog even shares recipes and food and drink tips, from tea tips and a recipe for Wimbledon pistachio cupcakes from London’s Montague on the Gardens, to cocktails from The Chesterfield Palm Beach and oven-roasted pork belly from Bushmans Kloof in South Africa.

The group’s philosophy originates with Red Carnation’s founder, Mrs Bea Tollman, who has published a book called ‘A Life in Food‘, which is part memoir and part recipe book, a fascinating combination.

a life in food

The book celebrates recipes that have either been handed down through her family or collected on her travels and have been perfected using her own expertise and experience. She contributes her own recipes to the group’s restaurant and afternoon tea menus, keeping herself as involved with the gastronomy of her hotels as she does with every other aspect. Mrs Tollman personally teaches her recipes to each of her hotels’ chefs.

Available at all Red Carnation properties and online, the proceeds of ‘A Life in Food’ go to Beatrice Tollman’s favourite charities, Starlight Children’s Foundation and The Tick Tock Club (Great Ormond Street).

The Milestone Hotel recently left a little #TasteofRCH Easter treat for their guests, including little chocolate egg-filled goody bags as part of the turn-down on Good Friday.

Check rates at the Milestone Hotel

milestone easter tweet

Outside London, Red Carnation’s other hotels have been celebrating an all together different kind of egg, with the award-winning Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland serving Eggs Benedict for the dish’s national day of celebration and Geneva’s Hotel d’Angleterre serving scrambled eggs with morels and white asparagus as part of their Easter menu.

There’s so much going on when it comes to food at Red Carnation’s hotels that you could struggle to keep up with it all. Luckily the #TasteofRCH hashtag puts everything under one roof, so you can easily browse through all the exciting and delicious treats they have to offer.

Will other hotel groups follow suit with gastronomic hashtags we wonder?

Check rates at the Montague Hotel

Photo credits: Montague on the Gardens, Rubens at the Palace, Milestone Hotel.

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