QHotels has launched a range of spa treatments especially designed for corporate guests and meeting delegates. The four new spa rituals have been designed for QHotels by newly-appointed group spa manager Jessica Boughen, who has 14-years’ experience as a therapist. “The Spa Ritual treatments are unlike anything else on the market,” Boughen said. “They give business travellers and conference delegates the opportunity to unwind after a stressful day and ensure they feel rejuvenated and completely relaxed during their visit.” The launch follows a £260,000 investment into training and materials for the group’s 224 spa therapists. Rituals take 50 minutes and prices start at £45. www.qhotels.co.uk/spa.
Best of Slug menu
Slug and Lettuce is to trial a new 'Best of Slug' menu across 12 of its 75 sites from this week following analysis of customer eating trends. Feedback from customers indicates that 80 per cent like to choose their favourite dishes time and again. The food development team have selected customer favourites from its core menu and added seasonal specials to create the new menu. Perry Huntley, head of food development, said: “Our aim was to simplify the menu so that customers can make quick, informed decisions, can still choose their favourite dishes but have a regularly rotating handful of seasonal dishes to select from too.” The Slug and Lettuce bars included in the trial which will run until early 2012 are: St Mary’s Axe, London; Nottingham.; Deansgate, Manchester; Poole; Artillery Row, London; Bromsgrove; Bournemouth; Derby; Bath; Chester; Staines and Colchester.
12 Weeks of Champagne
The Chester Grosvenor is hosting 12 Weeks of Champagne, showcasing products from some of the world’s most famous Champagne houses including Tattinger and Veuve Clicquot. Each week a different Champagne will be featured at gourmet events, festive fizz lunches and in the Michelin-starred restaurant Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor. Sommelier Gary Clarke said: “Our ’12 Weeks of Champagne’ is all about celebrating the approach to Christmas. We have brought together some of the most exclusive Champagnes in the world, as well as some of the more unusual ones, for our guests and diners to enjoy. The 12 Weeks of Champagne offer is available Tuesday to Thursday during October and November, subject to availability.
Flavours of Peru
The Cookbook Café, at the Intercontinental Park Lane, is to host Flavours of Peru, a week-long gourmet food festival celebrating contemporary Peruvian cuisine. Lima-based Central Restaurant chef Virgilio Martinez will create the festival, which runs from 17-23 October. The pop-up festival will provide a taste of what is to come at Martinez’s new restaurant, Lima London, opening next year. Flavours of Peru will reflect the growing celebration of indigenous Peruvian cuisine with dishes such as grouper tiradito with rocoto, tubers, naval avocado and chalaca. The menu will be preceded by renowned Peruvian Pisco Sours, made with the fermented juice of different varieties of grapes. Dinner will be à la carte and lunch will be served on Cookbook Café’s market table with a selection of more traditional dishes in the option of three starters, three main courses, and three desserts priced at £30 for two courses.