16th 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 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

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.

Here at The Barnstaple Hotel we will be serving 'Pasta all'amatriciana' in our Brasserie Restaurant, Heanton Bar and Poolside Bar. Our chefs are passionate about this and look forward to assisting the cause. 

#EatForItaly at Brend Hotels

Pasta all'amatriciana will also be on the menu until the end of October at our sister hotels and restaurants:

Beachside Grill (Saunton)

Terrace Lounge (Saunton Sands Hotel)

The White Room (Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth)

62 The Bank (Royal & Fortescue Hotel, Barnstaple)

Carriages (The Devon Hotel, Exeter)

Seasons - Brand new brasserie and lounge (Park Hotel, Barnstaple) New website coming soon

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)

Victoria Suite (Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth)

Terrace Lounge (Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple)

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