Grand Tours Dining Series
This summer, we’re excited to launch a series of dining experiences celebrating the Grand Tours: Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta. As an enthusiastic cyclist, chef-patron Anthony Demetre will create a special dish and wine pairing to correspond with each region, launching with the Giro d’Italia.
Giro d’Italia | 6th May – 29th May 2022
Expect dishes inspired by regions across Italy. Menu highlights include Ragu of Tuscan sausage with fennel and wild oregano, paired with a carafe of Chianti (Tuscany) and Slow cooked Porchetta, with Italian spring vegetables and a local Sicilian wine (Sicily).
Tour de France | 26th June – 18th July 2022
The menu will transport guests across France to regions including Morzine, Carcassonne, Brittany and Paris, with menu highlights including Crisp pigs head Cherry tart, paired with a Domaine de l’Amandine, Seguret (Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Alpes).
Vuelta a España | 18th August – 11th September 2022
With autumn comes the last Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a España. Running from 19th August to 11thSeptember, 2022, the course will cover regions across Spain including Bilbao, Villaviciosa, Sierra Nevada, and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
The dining experiences build on the hotel’s long-standing partnership with the world’s leading premium cycling brand Pinarello. Renowned among the cycling elite, Pinarello amalgamates superior designs, craftsmanship, and racing success in products for both amateur and professional riders. As part of the collaboration between the two leading brands, guests staying for two or more nights at Sofitel London St James have the opportunity to organise a private bike rental from Pinarello’s London store (with the option of having a guide).