This winter season, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko offers to its guests a mix of surprising culinary offerings. The hotel’s fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant Come Prima introduces a brand new concept – a themed buffet-style dinner with live music, dedicated to the Italian all-time favourite dish – pasta. The Pasta Night is held every Tuesday and the guests are invited to select a type of home-made pasta together with their desired seasoning and ingredients. The whole dish is then prepared in front of them by the hotel’s talented chefs in the only open kitchen in the region. The guests also have the option to make their own salad by choosing from a lavish gallery of salad products and to taste a rich assortment of tantalizing desserts.
Another novelty in the kitchen of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is the recent appointment of Chef Michael Wilkinson as the new Executive Chef. Mr Wilkinson joined the team in the beginning of this winter, coming from the hotel’s ex sister property in Bahrain, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel where he held the position of Chef de Cuisine. Born and raised in England, he is a British national, who started his professional career in local restaurants in his home country. Michael Wilkinson has been working for the French Room restaurant in Manchester, before moving up the culinary ladder into a number of esteemed restaurants throughout the United Kingdom.
Right after his arrival to Bansko, Chef Wilkinson introduced a variety of delicious promotions, including a festive Turkey Takeaway package in December, a Tapas menu at the Lobby Bar and an upcoming Fish & Chips promotion. All guests and gourmands can also savour appetizing specialities and desserts from the Chef’s new menu at the fine-dining Come Prima Restaurant.
The new Executive Chef will continue to surprise the guests of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko with his creative cuisine and new culinary ideas, drawing inspiration from the local region as well as from his experience in travelling around the world.