I travel for work, for leisure, to visit family and friends to. There is nothing worse than arriving to the hotel after a long trip, tired from the hassle of airport security, faffing with your luggage or losing your way trying to get where you should be. When you finally arrive, getting dressed up to head to the excellent restaurant that a cool blog page recommended is just way too much effort.
Sometimes I check out the room service menu to see if there is something worth ordering. Usually the standard of food in large hotel chains is something like this:
A jazzed up sandwich with frozen chips that costs you a silly amount of money. If you decide to venture down to the restaurant in the hotel the experience (particularly when travelling alone isn´t much better) So I have been delighted to discover a hotel in Granada that is actually doing exciting things in the kitchen!
Here are some of the dishes a city centre hotel is preparing for lunch, dinner and for room service too.
Squid Ink cone served with chilled Chivite Rosé wine
Organic Caviar de Riofrio
Veal served with side of aspargus, pear, onion and pumpkin purée
Crocanti served with Raspberry Sorbet and Fresh pineapple raviolis
Biscuit & chocolate hamburgers with doughnut fries, strawberry ketchup & pineapple mustard.
The setting for lunch or dinner is a fabulous garden terrace with water features, plants and even birds in the trees. Or in Winter the elegantly decorated indoor restaurant with views of the garden.
Hospes Palacio de los Patos often use local products in the ingredients. Sometimes even fruit from their own trees (such as pomegrantes & sharonfruit) the idea of sustainability and support local in businesses sounds good and very now. But it seems that they really take it seriously wanting to give back to the local business community by supporting them in their menu decisions. The prices are competitively priced for the quality which they are offering. If I wanted the same dish in Paris, London or New York in a 5 star hotel I´d probably end up washing the dishes! I have spent similar amounts on dinner in other local restaurants that didn´t come anywhere even close to this mark.
Why not give it a try next time you are in the city of the Alhambra?
Choose between some tapas and light meals with chilled wine, a 3 course meal with wine, their degustation (taster) menu or their 24h room service if you are lucky enough to be staying in the palace for the night.
Senzone Granada is located in a 1886 palace just off Recogidas street in the centre of Granada and open to non residents.
I must point out that I have been several times and didn´t eat all these dishes on the same day!!
My personal favourite is the Pineapple Raviolis which are divine!