Quality Scottish produce with an Italian twist is set to be the
dish of the day as Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's
signature restaurant, Rocca@Holyrood this week launched its
With newly appointed head chef Tom Falconi at the helm, Rocca@Holyrood
unveiled an exciting revamp of its brasserie-style dining concept.
Combining the freshest, finest Scottish ingredients with the
gastronomic traditions of Italy, the new menus promise a delicious
fusion of cultures in a relaxed, welcoming setting.
Amongst the new dishes created by Falconi, lunch diners will
revel in the likes of antipasti sharing boards featuring artisan
cured meats, crispy paprika whitebait and pork and thyme meatballs.
They can also indulge in crispy based flatbreads topped with
prosciutto, fresh figs and red onion or wild mushrooms and roast
Highlights from the à la Carte dinner menu include wild roast
cod with a soft herb crust served with cannellini bean and vanilla
casserole. Alternatively, savour pan-fried lamb loin with fondant
potato and ratatouille, followed by tiramisu and cocoa sorbet.
Tom Falconi, the 40-year old head chef at Rocca@Holyrood,
commented: "Italian cuisine has quality, tradition, hospitality and
warmth at its heart. These are all values we share at Rocca. The
new menus celebrate the best Scottish ingredients with a fun
With over 25 years of industry experience, Falconi is relishing
his new role at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel; "We have a fantastically
talented group of chefs here, all with a real verve for outstanding
cuisine. I am really looking forward to bringing my culinary
influences to the table and making my mark."
Richard Mayne, Regional Managing Director of Macdonald
Holyrood Hotel added: "After a fantastic summer, sating the
appetites of visitors to the Edinburgh Festival not to mention the
Commonwealth Games diving teams, we are really thrilled to be
taking Rocca@Holyrood in a new direction.
"There is a real emphasis on quality food and outstanding
service across Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. Rocca echoes this
with a fun, relaxed offering set to bring out the Italian in all of