Luxury Hotels

Zurich – Los Angeles – Heckfield Hants – Hong Kong – Lenox MA

High above Zurich, the Dolder Grand is currently enhancing overall appreciation of the senses by bundling several experiences.  Take art and see, above, French digital artist Maotik’s Sense of Blue, intentionally imparting thoughts of night: to celebrate the fourth annual ZURICH ART WEEKEND, 17-19 September 2021, the hotel has a three-night VIP package, which should also allow time to explore its own collection, over 100-works in all.  At the same time, FOOD ZURICH (16-26 September 2021) will be celebrated. As its Culinary Future contribution, Dolder Grand’s Julian Mai has composed a sustainable four-course menu of regional products: themed myclimateneutral, the dishes include black chanterelle and chestnut bread rolls with fermented garlic dip; Romana salad of Jerusalem artichokes and flower honey, raspberry and rape seed dressing; filled zucchini flowers holding mountain beans and aubergine – and what about a pickled cherry and almond mousse as finale? The menu is CH 195, including beverages.

**

You have got to hand it to Daniel Boulud, who evolved to casual-chic dining long before most of his French competitors.  His burgers offered quality-comfort long before, say, Noma entered the no-cutlery arena. Boulud’s restaurant The Surrey in New York was a Girlahead favourite, as his brasseries at Ritz-Carlton Montreal and Mandarin Oriental London Hyde Park continue so to be. He has just announced his next development, a restaurant in the forthcoming Mandarin Oriental Residences in Beverly Hills.

**

In England, Heckfield Place, led by the ever-creative Olivia Richli, hosts a biodynamic garden event 19th September.  Heckfield Place Head Market Gardener David Rowley hosts Richard and Charlotte Gantlett from long-established Yatesbury House Farm to discuss how farming should work with nature, not against it. A 90-minute tour around Heckfield Place’s own biodynamic garden will explain the importance of nurturing, and the powerful and fascinating relationships between cows, crops and people.

**

In Hong Kong, The Upper House – which has a new Executive Chef, Graham Long – holds a cocktail this coming Tuesday, 14th September, to introduce its bar-culture partnership with Sunday’s. The company’s Spirits Brand Ambassador, Harley Ling, will be on hand.

**

In Lenox MA, Judy Deutsch is head registered dietician and nutritionist at Canyon Ranch. Her personalized nutrition plans help you positively change approach to food as she takes dietary needs, as well as lifestyle and emotional considerations, into account to ensure recommendations that are not only effective but sustainable. What a blessing, says Girlahead, to combine nutrition with other aspects of wellness – mental, physical and so on. This is something that is continously promoted by Susie Ellis, CEO of the New York-baed Global Wellness Institute: hear her again, here –