64 the World Of Hospitality The Orangery Restaurant Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel, awarded its first AA Rosette The Orangery Restaurant at Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel has been awarded its first AA Rosette for culinary excellence. Head Chef, Etienne Forget, and his highly skilled team have been working hard to achieve this prestigious accolade. Speaking about the award, Etienne comments: “We are a team always striving to deliver culinary excellence in each dish we create, so we’re extremely honoured to see this has been recognised nationwide. We’ve always been very proud of the food offering at Elcot Park and this award confirms our position as a leading hotel and restaurant.” So what would the Head Chef recommend? “The Goats’ cheese bon bons have to be one of my favourite starters and our Seared sea bream fillet is just delicious and hugely popular”. The elegantly styled Orangery Restaurant offers a diverse collection of mouth-watering dishes, prepared using fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce. With its stunning views, the restaurant provides an idyllic setting for guests to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea or a round of cocktails with friends and family before savouring a delicious Sunday lunch in the stylish new restaurant. Tracey Brown, Jupiter Hotels Regional Director who heads up the Food and Beverage Department also comments, “I am delighted that Etienne and his team have been recognised with this external, prestigious award for food quality. As the second Hotel to achieve an AA Rosette within our portfolio, we are very proud to be acknowledged for our ethos of delivering locally inspired good quality food, cooked extremely well.” Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel is one of six stylish, four star stunning country house hotels in the Website: www.jupiterhotels.co.uk Jupiter Hotels portfolio to offer a unique five course gourmet tasting menu, with matching wine pairings. The menu is available as part of the newly launched Gourmet Break, which includes a one night stay, a welcome glass of Prosecco and breakfast from just £149 per couple. Dishes available as part of the five course fine dining tasting menu include a delicious Pumpkin & celeriac soup with rosemary and black truffle oil, Early grey cured Salmon and Gorgonzola & walnut tortellini. Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel, former family home of Percy Shelley the great poet, is surrounded by sixteen acres of luxurious landscaped gardens. Set within a parkland estate of outstanding natural beauty and only ten miles from the real “Downton Abbey”, Highclere Castle.