R&C Spotlight: Nine New Members
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We are thrilled to welcome nine new members to the Relais & Châteaux family! Explore a taste of these remarkable and diverse properties spanning the globe, each one featuring a unique culinary experience that prioritizes responsibly sourced products.
Nestled on cliffs overlooking an old fishing village, breathtaking views of the Amalfi coast greet guests at this charismatic hotel. After undergoing significant renovations, the hotel has drastically reduced energy costs, limited waste, and eliminated plastics. Most furniture and decorative elements, such as the earthenware tiles, come from local artisans' workshops. The kitchen takes a similar approach, with ingredients sourced mainly from local producers.
In 2019, Chef Gonzalo Aramburu opened his restaurant in one of the most scenic passages of Recoleta, a chic district of Buenos Aires featuring exquisite 19th and 20th-century architecture. Gonzalo Aramburu is a proud ambassador of his country's culinary excellence and its vineyards. This passion is reflected in his renowned 20-course tasting menu, which showcases locally-sourced and seasonal products paired with remarkable Argentine wines.
A rural getaway, this four-star hotel is made up of fourteen suites in a grand residence from the 18th century, just seven kilometres from The Hague. Overlooking the deer park, its restaurant offers a creative menu by chefs Tim Bood and Hette Hettema featuring fresh products, including fish and shellfish from the nearby coast.
Self-taught chef Roberto Solís' mission is to combine Mexican gastronomy with a warm and generous experience. Huniik was opened in partnership with renowned Cuban designer Jorge Pardo, who conceived a decorative style inspired by traditional Mexican icons that complement the chef's cuisine. A zero-waste establishment, Huniik consciously highlights the riches of the land and the labours of the region's farmers, serving only seasonal and emblematic products of the region.
Located in the heart of a fourteen-hectare wooded park with a permaculture vegetable garden, this five-star boutique hotel lies a stone's throw from Nantes. La Table du Marquis, its gourmet restaurant, is led by Chef Quentin Gallouedec, who channels his Breton roots. With evocatively named rooms such as Burmese Nights, Babylon Gardens, Carnival in Venice, and a spa in the castle's basement, this romantic establishment in Pays de la Loire promises an enchanting travel experience.
Raised in Santa Monica and Venice Beach by a family with a strong cooking heritage, chef Josiah Citrin continues his quest for excellence with a reinvention of food and wine pairings at Mélisse. With just five tables, this Michelin two-star restaurant offers a uniquely intimate, hosted dining experience and a nine-course tasting menu that centres creativity at the heart of the occasion, all set to a soundtrack drawn from his personal vinyl collection.
Located on the left bank of the Rhine in the historic part of Andernach, Purs strikes harmony between its traditional architecture and the contemporary interiors crafted by renowned Belgian designer and antique collector Axel Vervoordt. This harmony extends to its exquisite fine dining restaurant, where chef Christian Eckhardt won two stars in the Michelin Guide soon after it opened. Here, the chef combines regional and seasonal products to offer creative but accessible cuisine.
In the heart of the eighth arrondissement of Paris, chef and owner Stéphanie Le Quellec brings together exquisite gourmet experiences with a foundation that pays tribute to artisans, local producers, and the value of responsible cooking. A story of passion and family, La Scène was awarded an esteemed two Michelin stars just four months after opening. With menus presented in several acts — up to ten, depending on the mood — guests become fully immersed in a dining experience unlike any other.
In the sandy dunes of a private reserve three hours outside of Cape Town lies a beautifully designed lodge fitted with five suites and a villa. The property operates off-grid on solar energy alone, with intelligent greywater systems in place to lessen its footprint on one of Africa's greatest wildlife sanctuaries, Madikwe Game Reserve. In the restaurant, the native chefs favour local products and wines from the surrounding area. Many of the lodge's activities, including safaris, raise awareness about protecting the surrounding environment, fauna, and flora.
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