Winning biscotti recipe will be offered as a signature amenity in participating hotels and conference centres around the world
Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham has announced the launch of Due by Dolce, a signature biscotti hand-crafted by Dolce’s expert chefs from a recipe chosen following a star-studded global bake-off competition.
Due by Dolce brings the brand’s artistic and culinary essence to life through creativity and craftsmanship. Aptly named as a nod to both the confection’s Italian roots (“dolce” means “sweet” in Italian) and the twice-baked process (“due” is the word for “two” in Italian), the biscotti will always be served as a pair, because just one of the delicious confections is never enough. Guests can enjoy them at Dolce locations around the world – including in such awe-inspiring destinations as the Greek seaside, the mountains of Colorado, or the hills of Provence – as they savour the little moments on their trip, from the minute they check-in, to their afternoon espresso or evening glass of Vin Santo.
The winning recipe was selected following a brand-wide culinary competition which culminated in a final bake-off on May 23rd at the Waitrose Cookery School in historic King’s Cross, London. Former contestants of The Great British Bake Off, Benjamina Ebuehi and Selasi Gbormittah, were on hand to coach, mentor and support two teams throughout the baking process as two finalist chefs, Chef Aleece Alexander of Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort and Chef Adrien Clauwaert of Dolce by Wyndham La Hulpe Brussels, went head-to-head to determine the ultimate winning recipe.
Chef Aleece Alexander of Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort was selected as the winner, for their innovative recipe of pistachio, apricot and cranberry biscotti.
The winning chef, Chef Alexander of Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort, commented, “I am immensely proud and excited by this fantastic achievement. Just like Dolce by Wyndham’s culinary identity, biscotti are products of excellence and craftsmanship and we created a recipe with passion and dedication to ensure it would really give a taste of the artistry, craft and inspiration that you experience at our hotels. We are thrilled our recipe was crowned as the winner of this exhilarating bake-off and we are looking forward to bringing our signature biscotti to our guests all around the world.”