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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Surprises Its Guests With Аn Abundance of Culinary Novelties This Winter Season


Every Tuesday Pasta Night and A New Executive Chef Are Just The Beginning…

This winter season, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko offers to its guests a mix of surprising culinary offerings. The hotel’s fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant Come Prima introduces a brand new concept – a themed buffet-style dinner with live music, dedicated to the Italian all-time favourite dish – pasta. The Pasta Night is held every Tuesday and the guests are invited to select a type of home-made pasta together with their desired seasoning and ingredients. The whole dish is then prepared in front of them by the hotel’s talented chefs in the only open kitchen in the region. The guests also have the option to make their own salad by choosing from a lavish gallery of salad products and to taste a rich assortment of tantalizing desserts.

Another novelty in the kitchen of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is the recent appointment of Chef Michael Wilkinson as the new Executive Chef. Mr Wilkinson joined the team in the beginning of this winter, coming from the hotel’s ex sister property in Bahrain, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel where he held the position of Chef de Cuisine. Born and raised in England, he is a British national, who started his professional career in local restaurants in his home country. Michael Wilkinson has been working for the French Room restaurant in Manchester, before moving up the culinary ladder into a number of esteemed restaurants throughout the United Kingdom.

Right after his arrival to Bansko, Chef Wilkinson introduced a variety of delicious promotions, including a festive Turkey Takeaway package in December, a Tapas menu at the Lobby Bar and an upcoming Fish & Chips promotion. All guests and gourmands can also savour appetizing specialities and desserts from the Chef’s new menu at the fine-dining Come Prima Restaurant.

The new Executive Chef will continue to surprise the guests of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko with his creative cuisine and new culinary ideas, drawing inspiration from the local region as well as from his experience in travelling around the world.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 74 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.

For further information, please contact:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Marketing Manager ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪

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