Restaurant: Palace Hotel
Location: Cervia / Milano Marittima, Italy
Date: June 9-11, 2011
Rating: Great hotel breakfast
The Palace Hotel in Cervia fits into an interesting class of European hotel. It’s a beach resort, and elegant, but hosted in a building from the 1960s or 70s that has been newly restored. This is not the kind of old school Belle Epoque place like say Le Metropole in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. But it is very nice and well run.
Breakfast is outside on the beach/pool patio.
Another view. The Adriatic beach is right behind that hedge.
This breakfast puts the typical one at the Hotel Real Fini to shame, but it follows the same basic format of large cold breakfast buffet and a few hot items. Here are the jams and spreads!
And more of them, plus teas and a few other odds and ends.
Juices and additives for yogurt or cereal.
Have a few Fruits.
Champagne, more spreads, lox, cheeses.
Close up of the cheeses, mostly local.
Some meats, like salami and prosciutto. Note that they have the same spam-like spreads!
Then the regular breads and self-use toaster.
Now we really get our sugar going with the huge sweet pastry table. A lot of these are local too.
And the other side! This selection changed a little every day. There were all sorts of nut, chocolate, creme, and fruit tarts.
Finally there is the hot station. With omelets or eggs made to order, pancakes, and some various hot sausages. Plus you can order fresh squeezed juices and coffee done any way (cappuccino etc). All of this is included with the room! And this is actually just typical of a good larger Italian hotel too.