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The best gastro highlights in European luxury hotels

Seven culinary highlights in Europe that you definitely shouldn't miss. From an exclusive takeaway barbecue box to rooftop honey gin...

9 July 2021

Finally eating out again! Who hasn't longed for this? Or do you want to set off your own culinary fireworks with high-quality products? Marriott Bonvoy's luxury hotels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have some gastro highlights to offer. From take-away boxes for an at-home barbecue experience and picnics with Elphi view to exclusive dining experiences: These culinary novelties are not to be missed. 

"Meat me at home" - Steaks for an at-home barbecue experience

Berlin Marriott Hotel

Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel :+49 30 220000

For the current barbecue season, the steak pros at the Midtown Grill in the Berlin Marriott Hotel have created a gourmet box with selected meats to roast yourself. The offer is called "Meat me at home" and includes six fine steaks. It consists of about 100 grams of Black Angus Striploin, Laschori lamb shank, Black Angus filet, USDA Entrecôte, veal cutlet and Wagyu beef cheek. Matching sides of Pulled Beef, Milanese Bread, Herb Butter, an Herb Bouquet, Kampot Pepper, two Midtown Grill Baked Potatoes and a bottle of Talamonti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Modà DOC 2019 red wine are also included in the box. The DIY Grill Box is available to order for 89 euros and is freshly assembled for pickup. Midtown Grill is accepting orders by calling 030-22000 5415 or emailing .

The finest barbecue specialties at home: that's what's on offer at the luxury hotel in Berlin. Credit: Marriott International

Picnic with Elphi view

The Westin Hamburg

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 2, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Tel: +49 40 8000100

The Hamburg summer is here and the picnic season is open! At the Westin Hamburg, the appropriate picnic basket is packed. It includes delicious snacks such as wraps, sandwiches, salad, fresh fruit from the Old Country, pastries, vegetables and a bottle of wine or Prosecco and a bottle of water. For 49 euros per person, the picnic basket can be ordered (24 hours in advance) by emailing  or simply ordering at the reception. The hotel's concierge also reveals the city's most beautiful picnic spots. These include the Magellan Terraces, the banks of the Alster canals, Planten un Blomen or, for a relaxing end to the day, one can enjoy the sunset on the Veddeler Deich. But if you want to enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the Elbphilharmonie, you can also find your spot directly in the Hafencity.

Idyllic: An exclusive picnic with a view of the Elphi. Credit: Marriott International

Westend Factory, Munich: Where industrial chic meets down-to-earth, regional cuisine

Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel

Garmischer Str. 2, 80339 Munich, Germany
Tel: tel:+49 89 51960 munich

A lot of industrial chic and an extra dose of Bavarian charm, that sums up the Westend Factory at the Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel. Just like the Westend district: honest, straightforward, sometimes idiosyncratic and always cosy. The menu was newly composed for the reopening of the Steak&Fish restaurant. Asparagus salad with wild herbs and baked egg, roast beef from Allgäu spotted cattle, char from Lake Starnberg or grilled Portobello mushrooms with mountain cheese, spinach and millet are among other creative dishes to choose from. For a sweet finish, guests can choose between chocolate cake with marinated berries or a rhubarb crumble. Here, chef Frederic Kerkhoff cooks with regional ingredients, perfect craftsmanship and no frills - simply delicious. The kitchen team and suppliers know each other personally, which is not difficult, as they all come from this region. While the meat comes from a family butcher's shop in Munich, the fish comes directly from Lake Starnberg. Like the food ingredients, the drinks also come from local suppliers. The craft beer comes from the surrounding Bavarian region and the wine is grown within a radius of 300 kilometres. In the future, events will take place on the Westend Factory terrace again, such as the barbecue evening with the Big Green Egg, the legendary egg-shaped ceramic charcoal grill.

Palates are spoiled at the Westend Factory Munich. Credit: Marriott International

Bees and Gin: From the Hotel Roof to the Lenox Bar

Zurich Marriott Hotel

Neumühlequai 42, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 360 70 70

Bees and gin - how do they go together? Unbelievable but true: 26 bee colonies live on the roof garden of the Zurich Marriott Hotel. In the middle of the city, near the Landesmuseum Park and the banks of the Limmat River - a neighborhood full of flowers, trees and shrubs. Warmer temperatures in the city center and lush blossoms provide plenty of dolce vita - first with nectar for the bees and then with first-class Zurich honey. The team from the Lenox Bar which opened last summer, produced a unique, bar-only gin made from this honey together with the award-winning master distiller Ruedi Käser from the idyllic Käsers Schloss in the Swiss Aargau. The Zürihonig gives the Lenox Gin a unique, light sweetness and, in combination with the selected botanicals lemon, orange, juniper, coriander, thyme, basil and ginger, a distinctive aroma is created. Guests of the bar can enjoy the in-house gin in the cocktail "The Bee" with deep pineapple and blackberry notes as well as floral lavender elements - served in style, in a specially made ceramic honey pot.

The roof of the Zurich hotel is home to 26 bee colonies. Credit: Marriott International

Alpine whispering above the roofs of Zurich

Sheraton Zurich Hotel

Pfingstweidstrasse 100, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 285 40 00

Let's stay in Zurich for a moment: at the Sheraton Zurich Hotel you're guaranteed the most beautiful table. Here, guests can celebrate their dinner in the private atmosphere of the Sheraton Club Lounge, which is exclusively available for four to six guests for a private dining experience. Located on the 10th floor, the lounge offers fantastic views over the rooftops of Zurich, including the trendy Zürich West district and, in good weather even the mountains. The mountains are the culinary and atmospheric feature of the evening. After an aperitif Plätti and a mountain herbs welcome cocktail, the team of route twenty-six Steakhouse serves a regional 3-course menu with specialties from the Swiss mountains and matching accompanying Swiss wines or craft beer. Going home when it's at its best? Not on this special evening. Guests can round off the evening a few floors below with a drink or two at route twenty-six. The offer is bookable from 25 June to 16 October on Fridays and Saturdays from 18.30 to 22.00 hrs. here.

Here you have a fabulous view of Zurich! Credit: Marriott International

The Indian Summer has found its way into the new design concept of the Parkring Restaurant

Vienna Marriott Hotel

Parkring 12A, 1010 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 515180

With its reopening, the Parkring Restaurant of the Vienna Marriott Hotel delights with a new design and color concept, inspired by the famous Indian Summer in the USA. The neighbouring Vienna City Park also goes through a similar play of colours in the change of seasons, which now dominates the interior of the restaurant: Brown wood and warm gold, green and red tones create a cosy atmosphere, punctuated by contrasting blue and turquoise elements. BWM Architects picked up striking elements such as brass and mirrored surfaces from the hotel façade and thoughtfully implemented them inside the restaurant. Cosy corners to linger in and a separate private dining room ensure guests can enjoy their special occasions. A lighting concept with a harmonious interplay of indirect and direct lighting ensures an elegant ambience and the odd romantic candlelit dinner. Through the preparation of Austrian specialities and international dishes at the live cooking station, the culinary delights are preceded by visual and intense impressions, so that all senses are addressed. The Parkring Restaurant has always been a popular meeting place for Viennese and hotel guests. Especially the classic Legendary Brunch, the casual Saturday Shopping Brunch or the romantic Candlelight Dinner complete the spectrum of the restaurant.

The new restaurant is creating buzz with its cuisine and décor. Credit: Marriott International

New event series by Daniel Mild at the Goldener Hirsch restaurant

Hotel Goldener Hirsch, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Getreidegasse 37, 5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43 662 80840

After successfully completing his apprenticeship at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch, chef Daniel Mild was drawn to the world. However, since this year, the Salzburg native has returned to his origins and is responsible for the gastronomy of the traditional hotel in the Getreidegasse as head chef. Since June, the culinary series created by Daniel Mild has been taking place at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg. "Mild boils..." with monthly changing and seasonally themed evenings. The culinary experience dinners in the Restaurant Goldener Hirsch each contain six exclusively coordinated courses including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and cost 129 euros per person. The chef is also personally available for small exchanges during the culinary evenings.

Salzburg's luxury hotel wows with show cooking! Credit: Marriott International

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