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The Dins Santi Taura restaurant was recently awarded a Michelin star. The head chef demonstrates his culinary skills and the gastronomic experience with three things: authenticity, perspectives and exclusive ingredients.

Santi Taura has dedicated itself to the study of the origins of Majorcan cuisine and the preservation of traditional recipes. The Michelin distinction is the culmination of his many years of work. “When there is a story surrounding the dish, the guest appreciates it much more”, according to the head chef.

He produces dishes that manifest his passion for old recipes. To the delight of the connoisseurs. Santi Taura does not invent anything and only cooks things that are anchored in gastronomic history. He gets his products from the region and consequently presents his guests with the richness of Majorcan island.

One of the characteristic dishes is “Panada de Peix de roca”, a traditonal rock fish pate, which many consider to be one of the oldest recipes on the island. “Porcella amb Anfós”, another unique dish, fuses the sea and the mountains and uses the finest cuts of pork from Can Company, one of the most esteemed producers of black pork and yellow sea bass on the island. The talented chef opened the DINS in 2016 in an old carpenter’s workshop, offering unparalleled tasting menus. Success was not long in coming and a move to the five star hotel El Llorenç Parc de la Mar was on the agenda. The patron of island cuisine conjures up unique, culinary experiences with his crew.
www.grupsantitaura.com

The El Llorenç Parc de la Mar lies in the heart of La Calatrava, one of the oldest districts in Palma. The modern hotel opened in 2020 and offers 33 exclusive guest rooms and an Infinity Pool on the multi-level rooftop terrace with a cocktail bar. Whether relaxing on the deckchairs in Balinese style or dropping in for a drink, the guests can enjoy the sweeping view of the bay of Palma, the cathedral and the charming rooftops in the old city. The spa facilities offer treatments with the Spanish luxury brand Natura Bissé and an indoor pool.
www.elllorenc.com

Photos Copyrights: Restaurant DINS Santi Taura & Hotel Llorenc de la Mar, Tarek Serraj

Glamorous Zeitgeist – AMERON Zürich

AMERON ZURICH BELLERIVE AU LAC

Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac brings urban lifestyle directly to lake Zurich and welcomes its first guests. Stylish and relaxed elegance and modern design blend to a fascinating experience in the four-star superior hotel directly on the lake zurich promenade.

The traditional establishment was built in the 1920s in Art déco style and is today one of the best-known hotels in the city. After extensive renovation the Bellerive au Lac now projects a new image as AMERON Zurich. Following the conversion it is still presented in the style of the Golden 20s, fused with contemporary interiors. The new “place to be” consequently creates an atmosphere that is classical and at the same time relaxed and warm. 61 rooms and suites offer guests a special level of comfort and open up a superb view of the city or the lake – combining urban lifestyle and Mediterranean flair.

Studio Bellerive is an impressive symbiosis of brasserie, grill and bar. The spectacular design, professional service and the uncomplicated cuisine create an outstanding overall experience in an informal atmosphere. The new scene location shares its name with the legendary Zurich film studio, which had its origins in 1953 in the former indoor-tennis halls of the present-day Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac.

Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac is situated in the best location on the picturesque Lake Zurich promenade and is only a few minutes’ walk from Sechseläutenplatz with the Opera House and the famous Bahnhofsstrasse. The cosmopolitan city on the Limmat has countless sights and attractions on offer and is well worth a visit at any time of the year. The hotel offers diverse event and conference areas on the first floor for special occasions – including the listed “Freddie Frinton Private Bar”. Ameron Zurich Bellerive au Lac combines distinguished history with contemporary lifestyle in an absolutely premium location.

www.ameronhotels.com

Photos Copyrights: AMARON Zürich by Althoff Hotels

A journey to myself.

The Chenot method combines wellness with the latest scientific findings to provide an optimal balance for each guest by applying a customized programme. Individual nutrition counselling is as much a natural part of the philosophy as the personal trainer in the fitness studio. I thought I would treat myself to this special customized programme to attain that well-deserved sense of esteem too.

Harmony is my motto. I would like in particular that the effect of this break extends beyond the duration of my stay in a Health Wellness Retreat, which is why I meticulously researched what exactly would fit my needs and decided on the Detox programme at Chenot Palace in Weggis. The hotel is situated at the foot of the Swiss Alps, on the shore of picturesque Lake Lucerne in an elegant, stately building. Exactly the spot for those seeking relaxation, like myself. The renowned hotel attracts its guests with programmes of prevention and rejuvenating the body. I do, after all, want to stay young and age slowly. The modern web presence, the presentation and explanation of the individual treatments and the visual imagery of the dishes are highly appealing and since I live near Zurich, it is also a welcome and well-situated route for me. The one-week stay was good for me; I put together a diary here for all those who wish to emulate me. So, armed with my handbook, this adventure can now begin for you too…

Day of arrival (Thursday, 17.12.20)
I arrive at midday and am given a heartfelt welcome. I am provided with my weekly plan and my handbook, so I know when I must appear where. My first treatments begin late afternoon, so I have enough time to familiarize myself with the hotel.

My journey to myself begins at 15:00 with a medical consultation. The Chenot medical team check my curative history then we discuss my needs and objectives. The detoxification of my body and an overall improvement in my well-being are the first priority and I am prescribed an individual treatment plan.

Then it was evening and time for dinner:
«If you want to live healthily and slow down the aging process, you cannot avoid the subject of nutrition ». Therefore the following applies here: no alcohol, no caffeine, no salt, no animal fats. The Chenot diet plan plays a key role in the Chenot Method® and is also based on scientific findings. As part of the calorie-reduced, plant-based Detox diet I consume approximately 850 calories per day.

«You need inner harmony to attain a healthy body.» Henri Chenot

Day 1 (FR, 18.12)
After a fruit-laden breakfast with barley coffee accompaniment, I set off for my first therapy sessions. The schedule for today: Bio energetic check-up, stress examination, full-body photobiomodulation, hydro-aromatherapy, energetic massage. I will explain what all of this is in detail over the next few days.

Day 2 19.12
My kick start into the day begins with a bio energetic treatment. Stimulation from a laser beam, which restores the energy balance in the body. After this year my muscles do hurt and I suffer from headaches. The medical staff also prescribes an acupuncture treatment for me today. It is intended to relieve my neuropathic pain and my migraine. I have the feeling that my energy channels, which have got out of balance are in «Panta Rhei» again. One hour of Pilates successfully rounds off my programme today.

Day 3 20.12.
I begin with an intravenous ozone treatment (specially enriched infusion cocktail with high doses of antioxidants), followed by hydro-aromatherapy and finally a medical check-up. Before I go to dinner, I indulge in neuro-acoustic treatments for deep relaxation.

Day 4 21.12
I have a sober start to the day with colon-hydrotherapy. It rinses the large intestine, channelling waste and toxins out of the body. This cleansing provides the body with new energy and strengthens my ailing immune system.

Day 5 22.12
A good morning starts with a self-training session, the so-called HRV-Biofeedback Training. It provides systematic relaxation and improves the performance of the parasympathetic nervous system. After it I feel healthy, strong and energized. I only have one other treatment today, at minus 110 degrees and for the entire body. Cryotherapy is an extremely effective method for relieving chronic pains and simultaneously improving sleep quality. An effect that, in my opinion, continues for a long time.

Day of departure 23.12
Wistfully, with a lot of positive thoughts of my stay in this dynamic vitality complex, I take my leave after a hydro-aromatherapy treatment. My bath water is blended with essential oils and the balanced water pressure and temperature stimulate my circulation and the lymph flow. A regeneration treatment after my own heart.

We are in a time of constant change and are confronted with new challenges every day. To ensure that life is worth living, we should integrate even the smallest changes into our everyday lives. “Creativity and pleasure in what we do are the key to happiness.” The words of the architect Davide Macullo, who is responsible for the design of the Chenot Palace Weggis, remain in my head like a motto, long after my departure.

From far away we see a form, close up a journey to a number of things and on the inside a world of emotions and inspirations.

In the next ADAM THE MAGAZINE edition, published April 2021, you can read an interview with the COO and scientific director, Dr. George Gaitanos. He has made it his goal to continuously expand the leadership role in the preventative and regenerative Health Wellness movement, which integrates health and wellness.

Images ©: Chenot®

Link to download the brochure:

https://issuu.com/chenotpalaceweggis/docs/chenot_palace_weggis_brochure_de?fr=sOGE5MjIxODA4MjE

Contact:
CHENOT PALACE WEGGIS

Hertensteinstrasse 34
6353 Weggis
+41 41 255 20 00
info@chenotpalaceweggis.com
www.chenotpalaceweggis.com

My Hour

Living mindfully means being just as consciously aware of the environment, its smells and colours, as of your own thoughts. Immersing yourself in architecture when strolling through the city gives us a momentary sense of the here and now and it seems as if we have forgotten time.

TUDOR – Diver’s watch for Business Nomads
Black Bay Bronze, Bucherer BLUE, 43 mm, bronze, fabric strap, dial blue with rotating bezel.

Pullover & jacket: Lardini, Trousers: Gabriele Pasini, Flat cap: Hermès, Watch: Tudor

Golfbag & Weekender: The Bridge, Suitcase: Globetrotter, Pullover: Lardini, Coat: Etro, Trousers: PT Torino

AUDEMARS PIGUET – Craftsmanship for border crossers
Royal Oak Offshore chronograph, 42 mm, steel/red gold, rubber strap, with mandrel clasp dial: blue tapestry Arabic, automatic calibre; black ceramic push piece and crown, sapphire glass.

T-Shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna, Trousers & Jacket: Gabriele Pasini, Watch: Audemars Piguet

CARL F. BUCHERER – Swiss zeitgeist
Manero Peripheral 40.6 mm wrist watch, steel automatic with date display, blue dial, steel strap.

Jacket: Etro, Shirt: Artigiano, Watch: Carl F. Bucherer

ULYSSE NARDIN
Masterpiece for connoisseurs
Wrist watch Freak X Bucherer BLUE, 43 mm, carbon/titanium, leather strap, with folding clasp dial: black limited to 88 pieces.

Suit: Gabriele Pasini, Cravatte: Profuomo, Shirt: Artigiano, Watch: Ulysse Nardin

Jacket: Etro, Shirt: Artigiano

IWC – Urban wave for creative minds
Chronograph Portugieser, 40.9 mm, steel, textile strap, dial: silver Arabic, limited to 365 pieces.
T-Shirt: Zegna, Trousers: Lardini, White Cardigan: Gabriele Pasini, Watch: IWC

WE OWE SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Production Assistant: Sandra Gadient
Model: Morgan Mesple @ Scout Model Agency
Location: Hotel La Réserve Eden au Lac Zürich
H&M: Laura Moser @ MakeItUp The Agency
Stylist: Letizia Abbatiello @ MakeItUp The Agency
Clothes & Accessories: Jelmoli – Premium Department Store & Hèrmes SA
Watches: Bucherer AG

Photos Copyrights: Cosmopolite media+relations GmbH

Ruinart Second Skin – Packaging reinterpreted

Tradition meets Innovation. Ruinart , the oldest Champagne company shows their pioneering spirit in their latest coup of Second Skin packaging. Not only is it environmentally sound, it is also good for the Champagne and groundbreaking for the entire sector.

Drive has always been in the company’s DNA. Nicolas Ruinart founded the Champagne company, Ruinart, on 1st September 1729 in 51100 Reims and in doing so became the first of his kind. In 1746 the first Rosé-Champagne was launched, while the traditional company caused furore in 1896 when it commissioned an advertising poster from the Czech artist and illustrator, Alfons Mucha. An order, which was to mark the company’s affinity for art as well as the beginning of countless collaborations with artists to the present day.

Custom-made skin
Ruinart is launching its latest coup this year with Second Skin packaging. And the name already says it all. Goodbye heavy cardboard packaging, welcome lightweight. The new packaging hugs the equally iconic and characteristic Ruinart bottles like a custom-made skin. Made of 100 percent recyclable cellulose, it is the result of two years of research. And perhaps also the logical result of the 10 year long consistently pursued commitment to increasingly reduce packaging. Second Skin packaging only weighs 40 grams instead of 360 grams like before, while the paper originates 100 percent from sustainably cultivated European forests. And with a 60% reduction in the CO2 footprint compared to previous packaging, Second Skin packaging certainly sets standards for the entire sector.

Elegant and sustainable
With its Second Skin packaging, Ruinart proves that sustainability and exclusivity no longer have to exclude one another. The design is reminiscent of white serviettes, which are elegantly wrapped around the Champagne bottles, while the surface structure reminds you of the natural wine cellar in the old chalk caves in the „Crayères de Reims“. The extremely thin packaging – signed with the classic company monogram on their paper sealing system does not only look elegant, but is also robust. It therefore reliably protects from any external influences and provides the perfect light protection thanks to the cellulose reinforced with natural metal oxide.

Bilder: LVMH

Highlife Heart Beat – The icon that started it all

Over 25 years since the first Heart Beat timepiece, many collectors still associate Frederique Constant with this distinctive design today, which reveals the inner workings of its movement at midday. Through this aperture, those who truly appreciate mechanical timepieces can watch the rotation of the balance wheel in their watch, its beating heart.

The story behind this discreet aperture at 12 o’clock has much to do with youthful inexperience. In 1994, Frederique Constant was a new and entirely independent family- owned company enjoying phenomenal growth. The collections were rich, the new models diverse. It was a time for expansion, every detail exhibiting originality. The Heart Beat was an expression of this… which Frederique Constant neglected to protect! The design was never patented. Due to its success and the legal loophole that allowed for royalty-free use, countless brands have copied the Heart Beat aperture, with no benefit to Frederique Constant. The price of success!

The new Highlife Heart Beat collection revisits this iconic design and brings it into the 21st century. Located at the pole of the globe decoration on the dial, the famous aperture is finished with three luminescent hands. The design is understated, minimalist and as modern and unique as ever. You can look straight into the inner workings of the automatic FC-310 caliber with power reserve of 38 hours and admire it from both front and back through the sapphire crystal.

There are now three different versions of the Highlife Heart Beat to choose from. The first features a white dial and rose gold-plated case with a brown leather strap (complemented by a brown rubber strap), the second features a blue dial with a steel bracelet (complemented by a blue rubber strap) and the last features a black dial with a steel case and bracelet (complemented by a black rubber strap). Elegant and refined, sporty chic or modern and bold, each variation offers up an interpretation of the Heart Beat design, which more than a quarter of a century since it was created, has proven to transcend fashions and trends.
Frederique Constant is a Swiss watchmaking manufacture located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Maison was founded in 1988 by a couple of independent entrepreneurs, Aletta and Peter Stas, to offer quality Swiss watches at competitive prices, with the aim of democratising luxury Swiss Made watches.

Frederique Constant creates, develops, assembles and controls a wide variety of mechanical, quartz and connected timepieces at the same time within its 6,200 m2 Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates (GE). To this day, Frederique Constant has designed 29 Manufacture calibres, including high complications, such as the Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar and Flyback Chronograph.
In 2015, Frederique Constant launched the Horological Smartwatch, the first Swiss Made connected timepiece featuring a traditional appearance. Powered by a connected module, the Horological Smartwatch represents a new segment in Swiss watchmaking. In 2018, the Classic Hybrid Manufacture succeeded it, combining a mechanical movement with intelligent features and an integrated calibre analysis system. It was followed by the Smartwatch Vitality line in 2020. Equipped with a new generation built-in heart rate sensor, it features a classic dial, combined with a digital display that is revealed on demand.

Frederique Constant is currently present in nearly 3’000 points of sale in 120 countries across the world. In 2016, the Frederique Constant group (Frederique Constant, Alpina Watches, Ateliers deMonaco) joined the Japanese group Citizen, so as to pursue its international development and nurture new synergies.

© Frederique Constant

This is the all-new Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce has pulled the wraps from the all-new Ghost – the most technologically advanced model yet – and one which boasts the manufacturer’s own aluminium spaceframe architecture and a distinctive new design philosophy.

“The first Goodwood Ghost was a response to a whole new generation of clients, both in age and attitude. These men and women asked us for a slightly smaller, less ostentatious means to own a Rolls-Royce. The success of the product we created for them fulfilled our most ambitious expectations. Over its ten-year lifespan, which began in 2009, Ghost has become the most successful model in the marque’s 116-year history.

To create a new product that would resonate with our Ghost clients for the next ten years meant we had to listen carefully to their demands. Today we set new standards in customer centricity by creating a completely new motor car for a unique group of Rolls-Royce’s clients. These business leaders and entrepreneurs demand more of their Ghost than ever. They require a new type of super-luxury saloon that is dynamic, serenely comfortable and perfect in its minimalism. Ghost is this product.

The only components that we carried over from the first Goodwood Ghost were the Spirit of Ecstasy and umbrellas. Everything else was designed, crafted and engineered from the ground up. The result is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet. It distils the pillars of our brand into a beautiful, minimalist, yet highly complex product that is perfectly in harmony with our Ghost clients’ needs and perfectly in tune with the times.”

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Design

Since the launch of the first Goodwood Rolls-Royce, great care has been taken to create a distinctive aesthetic universe for each motor car. These unique domains have been created based on the design values to which different layers of Rolls-Royce clients respond. New Ghost reflects an evolved appreciation of luxury, one defined by minimalism and purity, but underpinned by great substance. In the pre-sketch ideation phase of new Ghost’s design development, this treatment was named ‘Post Opulence’ – a movement defined by authenticity of materials rather than overt statement, which had already established roots in architecture, fashion, jewellery and boat design.

Pursuing this minimalist aesthetic for new Ghost was the design team’s absolute objective throughout. The desired treatment was not sterile, but confident in its purity and unmistakeably belonging to a Rolls-Royce. This begins with the car’s first impression. Rolls-Royce’s proprietary architecture allowed the design team to increase the width by 30mm, subtly communicating presence. This is framed by sharp bow lines that intersect with an angular light signature, creating an assertive yet beautiful front end.

Interior

A clear understanding of clients’ changing luxury consumption patterns a nd a b roader v iew o f emerging design movements informed the marque that the interior aesthetic should pursue the same minimalist principles as the exterior. Busy details and superficial embellishments were rejected not only to create a more relaxing refuge, but to better celebrate the material substance and maximise the impact of bespoke colour personalisation.

However, creating an environment defined by reduction, simplicity and elegance is an extremely complex endeavour. It also relies on sourcing the very finest materials; leathers, woods and metals left unembellished will invite the scrutiny of these most discerning of clients. To this end, the leather used to create the interior suite of new Ghost is subject to the automotive industry’s most exhaustive quality control checks to ensure that each of the 338 panels used – however visible – is of the very best quality. Further demonstrating the marque’s competence in leathercraft, complex, busy stitchwork has been eschewed for scant but incredibly long and perfectly straight lines, again welcoming scrutiny from the marque’s clients.

© Rolls Royce

I’ll give you a good earful! Music enjoyment on a new level

The Montblanc MB 01 Smart Headphones combine elegance with functionality. Made of fine materials such as aluminum, silicone and leather, they weigh only 280 g and offer excellent acoustics for a fascinating sound experience. Active noise reduction, Google Assistant, comfort and the foldable design make them great travel companions. Pairing with iPhone via Bluetooth works flawlessly, even the size of the shell can be easily adjusted, “R” and “L” inside the shell show what goes where. A cool female voice informs about the connection and the current charge status. The sound is clear and pure. In addition to the headphones themselves, the scope of delivery includes a USB-C to USB-A charging cable, an audio cable from 3.5 mm jack to USB-C, a cloth carrying case and an aircraft adapter – in other words, an exclusive travel set. There are 3 beautifully designed colour variations. One with black sheepskin and aluminum finish in chrome, additionally there is a version with brown leather and gold-colored aluminum finish and a version with light grey leather and polished aluminum finish. The Montblanc MB 01 can be folded up at the handlebars so that it does not take up too much space in your hand luggage when travelling.

The Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life.

Five stars distinguish the hotspot in Sölden, but also Tyrolean hospitality The Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life.

We Austrians know how it works!

The Central offers the guest a sparkling combination of international luxury and Tyrolean hospitality. Each room type surprises with a different style. Appreciated by James Bond and by demanding alpinists, the hotel Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life. is located in the heart of Tyrol, one of the highest ski areas in Austria, which also includes two glaciers. Sports fans, gourmets and connoisseurs are in good hands at the “Central”: The Ötztaler Stube was recently awarded the 3rd cap by Gault&Millau. You can also dine spectacularly at 3,048 meters above sea level in the gourmet restaurant ice Q. The “James Bond” location crowns itself among other things as the “highest hood restaurant in Austria”! If Daniel Craig had had time for this, he would probably have stayed longer to treat himself to a culinary highlight.

Sölden has shaped alpine cuisine like no other destination in the Alps.
The combination of haute cuisine and Tyrolean culinary culture has repeatedly won renowned awards for the only 3-bonnet restaurant in the Ötztal. 4 stars (91 /100 points) in the à la carte guide, 3 forks (92 points) in the Falstaff guide and above all the three toques (15 points) from Gault Millau – speak for the high quality that is offered to gourmet lovers of gourmet cuisine from all over the world in the gourmet restaurant Ötztaler Stube. The culinary delights are accompanied by over 30,000 bottles of selected wines from Austria and the world’s best wineries.

The extensive pistes extend over a total of 144 km. Skiers and snowboarders will find snow fun for all levels of ability in the multi-faceted World Cup ski area, as well as the longest downhill run in Austria at around 15 kilometres.

www.central-soelden.com

Foto ©: Das Central Sölden.

Island Oasis

In the venetian lagoon

Lush gardens, ancient courtyards, a historical church built in the 12th century- the San Clemente Palace Kempinski, previously a monastery, transports its guests on a journey through time.

The history of the San Clemente Island goes back to the 10th century to the time of the crusades. A number of pilgrims came to Venice and waited to begin the journey to the Holy Land. Today guests come to the private island to combine a city trip with a relaxing holiday, romance with culture and history with cuisine.

La Serenissima

The private island San Clemente is referred to as the gateway to the sinking city. Only ten minutes by boat from the Piazza San Marco there are extensive gardens, a church from the 12th century and five-star superior luxury. The San Clemente Palace Kempinski offers over 190 rooms and suites, packaged in a former monastery with antique relicts and the typical, Venetian flair. Mellow, classic decor and traditional high ceilings are elements of Venetian style and reminiscent of historical times. The Kempinski retreat presents its guests with a perfect combination of luxury and centuries of Italian tradition.

The Private Palazzo

The San Clemente Suite is the centrepiece of the San Clemente Palace Kempinski – a living room, a bedroom and two bathrooms for infinite possibilities. The suite is in the former monastery laundry and links historical elements such as open, dark ceiling beams with modern furnishings. Several large panorama windows provide the best possible view of Venice. It can also be extended by the adjacent Navigante suite, with 100 square metres the second largest suite in the hotel, as well as five Navigante Junior suites and the Marco Polo suite, which are also in the same part of the building. The result: a private Palazzo a Venezia that is completely independent from hotel events and still offers all the amenities of a luxury resort.

Culinary delights

The culinary delights are provided in an exquisite selection of typical Italian cuisine: modern, Venetian haute cuisine in the Acquerello, interactive atmosphere in the Insieme or relaxed dining at the pool in La Dolce. Asparagus with truffles, pasta with grilled octopus and Zuppa della Laguna, an Italian fish soup, to name but a few highlights.

Best place to be

ADAM highly recommends a drink at sunset in the hotel’s outdoor area. The breathtaking backdrop, the setting sun above the sinking city presents an almost epic image, which will stay in your memory for a long time. It is simply a privilege to be there! In short: If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Venice, this is your location. The tourists, over 25 million a year, getting channelled through the narrow alleyways, the Piazza San Marco and over the Rialto Bridge will not disturb you here.

Photos Copyrights: Kempinski Venice