The Chesterfield Palm Beach along with its parent company The Red Carnation Hotel Collection introduce A Life in Food, Beatrice Tollman’s memoir, travelogue and recipe book; Tollman is the President and Founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.
A Life in Food is a celebration of life and travel, filled with recipes that been passed down through Tollman’s family or discovered through her travels around the world. The book also tells the story of how The Red Carnation Hotel Collection was established, and reveals the inspiration for some of the most popular dishes enjoyed at its 17 hotels around the world. Many of the signature dishes in the book are traditional favorites that keep guests coming back for more such as Chicken Noodle Soup with Mini Chicken Pies, Shrimp Stroganoff, Lemon Chicken, and Pasta Primavera. Favorite dessert recipes featured include Bea’s Rice Pudding, as well as the perennially popular Bea’s Cheesecake, a Triple-Baked Delight with Crème Fraiche Topping, Strawberry Syrup and Fresh Strawberries.
Gerard Coughlin is the Executive Chef at The Leopard Lounge and Restaurant within The Chesterfield Palm Beach. Coughlin was trained by Tollman herself, she personally teaches the classic Red Carnation recipes to each chef at the hotels within The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five- and four-star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Palm Beach, South Africa and Ireland. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture, and cuisine. They all share the qualities of splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service, and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards. Tollman’s driving passion is to make every stay memorable for every single guest, to offer great value for money, and to make them feel truly welcomed and special. “I believe having this at the heart of everything we do is what has led to the success of the company.” said Tollman
A Life in Food is available for sale at each of the Red Carnation hotels, retailing at $39, as well as on www.amazon.co.uk. Note that the cost of the book is subject to monetary fluctuations. In the United States, all proceeds go to the Safe Harbor Sanctuary and Animal Hospital. In South Africa, all proceeds are donated to the Amy Biehl Foundation. In the UK, all proceeds go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation and The Tick Tock Club (Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity).
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