Eating in hotels has always turned me off but Italy has showed that sometimes the *best food is served at (very few) hotel restaurants. *Best meaning: presentation, chef-focused creations, awareness of the international palate (thus not afraid to play with flavors), service and ingredient quality. Why would you want to eat at a hotel restaurant? Because these places are pretty much the surefire bets for fine dining in a city stuck in traditional trattoria ways.
Check out my latest piece on Vogue, where I sampled several restaurants (and sweat many days at the gym to make up for it) to come to a conclusion of a fine list of 6 hotel restaurants in Florence.
As the intro mentions, I intentionally left out the obvious suspects and Michelin super stars.
Mega grazie to all the venues who hosted me (and the gym who put up with my many sweaty visits during this “research” period) and Georgette Jupe (THAT Girl in Florence) who helped me get to know Irene at the Savoy Hotel (and answering all my questions!)
Here are some shots from the meals- enjoy!
In your fine dining trust,