15th September 2016

Brend Hotels' chefs cook pasta from Amatrice to raise quake relief funds

We are joining Jamie Oliver and hundreds of restaurateurs around the globe to donate proceeds from selling pasta all'amatriciana.

Jamie Oliver is among those supporting a campaign to use the cooking of pasta all'amatriciana to raise funds for the Italy quake relief effort after Italian food blogger Paolo Campana launched an appeal earlier in the week asking restaurants to put the dish pasta all'amatriciana on their menus as a tribute to those who died.

The dish comes from Amatrice - one of the worst hit towns in the Appenine mountains where several communities have been devastated with at least 221 of the 281 victims confirmed so far from the town.

"Our hearts go out to the people of Amatrice, Italy, whose community was devastated by a tragic earthquake earlier this week. In honour of this town and its famed culinary traditions, Brend Hotels will serve the city's namesake dish."

- John Brend, Managing Director

Pasta all'amatriciana

Amatrice was planning to hold a festival in honour of its famous dish the weekend after the quake struck, with events centred on the town's Hotel Roma, which was virtually destroyed along with dozens of other buildings.

The rustic meal is made of any kind of pasta drenched in tomato sauce flavoured with pork jowl and topped with pecorino cheese and will cost £9.95 with £1.40 for every meal sold donated to the Italian Red Cross to go towards the relief effort.

Available on the menu from today until the end of October at our following eateries:

Victoria Suite (Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth)

The White Room (Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth)

Beachside Grill (Saunton)

Terrace Lounge (Saunton Sands Hotel)

62 The Bank (Royal & Fortescue Hotel, Barnstaple)

Carriages (The Devon Hotel, Exeter)

Seasons (The Park Hotel, Barnstaple) 

The Brasserie Restaurant and Heanton Bar (Barnstaple Hotel, Barnstaple)

Terrace Lounge (Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth)

Terrace Lounge (Carlyon Bay Hotel, St. Austell)

The Clubhouse (Carlyon Bay Golf Club, St. Austell)

Regency Suite Bar (Royal Hotel, Bideford)

Terrace Lounge (Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple)

Please post photos of your dishes on social media using #eatforitaly to help raise more awareness.