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{"id":937664053295,"title":"Hotel Eden at Lake Garda, Italy","handle":"hotel-eden-at-lake-garda-italy","description":"\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eby Lori Miller\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: Raleway,'HelveticaNeue','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 27px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eWe are so fortunate to have been able to interview Massimo \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #000000; font-family: Raleway,\u0026amp;quot; helveticaneue\u0026amp;quot;,\u0026amp;quot;helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eConsolini\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: Raleway,'HelveticaNeue','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 27px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e, owner of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"https:\/\/hoteleden.info\/en\/#Hotel_Eden_brenzone_lake_Garda\" style=\"background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #4ebfc8; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; text-decoration: none; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;\" href=\"https:\/\/hoteleden.info\/en\/#Hotel_Eden_brenzone_lake_Garda\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHotel Eden in Lake Garda, Italy\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"https:\/\/hoteleden.info\/en\/#Hotel_Eden_brenzone_lake_Garda\" style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;\" href=\"https:\/\/hoteleden.info\/en\/#Hotel_Eden_brenzone_lake_Garda\"\u003e.\u003c\/a\u003e Complete with a private beach and historical olive groves, Hotel Eden boasts a gluten-free restaurant that was Certified by the A.I.C. (Italian Celiac Association) in 2014. We know you'll enjoy learning more about Hotel Eden!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eHow long have you been in business? How did you get started? Was your family in the hospitality or food business?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI’ve been running Hotel Eden for five years, but before it belonged to my grandfather, who ran it for 45 years. My family has been (and still is) in the hospitality business and growing up in this world I have realized day by day that this is what I want: being in touch with people from all over the world, giving them the best experience possible here on Lake Garda.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eIs your business 100% dedicated gluten-free? If not, how many gluten-free products do you make?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are the only Hotel on the eastern side of Lake Garda that guarantees a 100% gluten-free menu. In fact, we are members of the A.I.C. (Italian Celiac Association) since 2014. Every dish or snack has his own 'senza-glutine' version, paying much attention to avoid any risk of cross-contamination. It doesn’t matter if for breakfast, for a slice of Margherita pizza for lunch, or spaghetti for dinner, we’ll always have the gluten-free solution for our guests.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat made you decide to start this gluten-free business?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eI was working in a very well-known restaurant here on Lake Garda 12 years ago where I had the chance to become friends with a guest who had Celiac Disease. She shared her health problems with me. Not having gluten-free dishes at this restaurant, I felt sorry for her, and I promised myself to do something to solve this problem. Nobody on Lake Garda was concerned with celiac disease, but when we started offering gluten-free meal options, other hotels in this area began to follow our example. Furthermore, the idea of combining gluten-free food and the outstanding atmosphere that our panoramic terrace can offer every day became attractive. Why not enjoy an authentic Italian dinner in front of a beautiful sunset on Lake Garda?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhen you first opened began offering gluten-free food, what was customer reaction?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\nCustomers \u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ewere satisfied and happy to know that we were able to give them what they want. In Italy, you know, we are addicted for pasta and pizza, but many Italian restaurants don’t have gluten-free products. A couple of months ago I read a review where the guest claim that we made him feel “special” rather than “unusual.” This has become our team’s motto, and we are seeing the results day by day. In fact, more and more people (even from other hotels on the lake) come to us in order not to feel “unusual” anymore.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eDo you live a gluten-free life?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI don’t have Celiac Disease, but I do eat gluten-free products, and always a gluten-free breakfast. To my surprise, I've found gluten-free breakfasts to be so delicious!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat are your best-selling gluten-free menu items?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI think that breakfast products like cookies, plum cake, and soft bread are the most sold products in my hotel, but we sell many pasta dishes, too.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhich of your gluten-free meals or baked goods are your personal favorites?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs I said before, cookies and plum cake are my favorite products. I don’t dislike pasta, but the icing on the cake, in my opinion, is Luca’s (our chef) gluten-free tiramisu. I still don't dare to tell my mum that his Tiramisu is even more delicious than hers, and trust me, it’s very difficult to accomplish such a delicious tiramisu!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat do you enjoy doing on your off time?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn my off time, I love to ride my bike with my little daughter Sofia. I like reading, relaxing and swimming at our beautiful Lake Garda too.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat is your favorite cuisine? Italian? Japanese? Mexican, etc...?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI love Italian cuisine (the best in the world in my opinion!), but I am attracted to exotic food, mainly Asian food in all its forms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat is your favorite food ingredient?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eI’d say olive oil. The hotel is located among hundreds of olive trees, from which we harvest our olive oil. My family’s been taking care of it for generations, and I really love to use it in our dishes.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eIs there any other information you'd like to add for our readers?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eI want to invite all the readers to visit Lake Garda at least once in a lifetime. It’ll be an unforgettable experience with memories of outstanding landscapes, great food, and very friendly people. Where to find all of this? Well, you already know the answer! Follow us on our social media and visit our website for more information! 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(Italian Celiac Association) in 2014. We know you'll enjoy learning more about Hotel Eden!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eHow long have you been in business? How did you get started? Was your family in the hospitality or food business?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI’ve been running Hotel Eden for five years, but before it belonged to my grandfather, who ran it for 45 years. My family has been (and still is) in the hospitality business and growing up in this world I have realized day by day that this is what I want: being in touch with people from all over the world, giving them the best experience possible here on Lake Garda.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eIs your business 100% dedicated gluten-free? If not, how many gluten-free products do you make?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are the only Hotel on the eastern side of Lake Garda that guarantees a 100% gluten-free menu. In fact, we are members of the A.I.C. (Italian Celiac Association) since 2014. Every dish or snack has his own 'senza-glutine' version, paying much attention to avoid any risk of cross-contamination. It doesn’t matter if for breakfast, for a slice of Margherita pizza for lunch, or spaghetti for dinner, we’ll always have the gluten-free solution for our guests.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat made you decide to start this gluten-free business?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eI was working in a very well-known restaurant here on Lake Garda 12 years ago where I had the chance to become friends with a guest who had Celiac Disease. She shared her health problems with me. Not having gluten-free dishes at this restaurant, I felt sorry for her, and I promised myself to do something to solve this problem. Nobody on Lake Garda was concerned with celiac disease, but when we started offering gluten-free meal options, other hotels in this area began to follow our example. Furthermore, the idea of combining gluten-free food and the outstanding atmosphere that our panoramic terrace can offer every day became attractive. Why not enjoy an authentic Italian dinner in front of a beautiful sunset on Lake Garda?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhen you first opened began offering gluten-free food, what was customer reaction?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\nCustomers \u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ewere satisfied and happy to know that we were able to give them what they want. In Italy, you know, we are addicted for pasta and pizza, but many Italian restaurants don’t have gluten-free products. A couple of months ago I read a review where the guest claim that we made him feel “special” rather than “unusual.” This has become our team’s motto, and we are seeing the results day by day. In fact, more and more people (even from other hotels on the lake) come to us in order not to feel “unusual” anymore.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eDo you live a gluten-free life?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI don’t have Celiac Disease, but I do eat gluten-free products, and always a gluten-free breakfast. To my surprise, I've found gluten-free breakfasts to be so delicious!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat are your best-selling gluten-free menu items?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI think that breakfast products like cookies, plum cake, and soft bread are the most sold products in my hotel, but we sell many pasta dishes, too.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhich of your gluten-free meals or baked goods are your personal favorites?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs I said before, cookies and plum cake are my favorite products. I don’t dislike pasta, but the icing on the cake, in my opinion, is Luca’s (our chef) gluten-free tiramisu. I still don't dare to tell my mum that his Tiramisu is even more delicious than hers, and trust me, it’s very difficult to accomplish such a delicious tiramisu!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat do you enjoy doing on your off time?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn my off time, I love to ride my bike with my little daughter Sofia. I like reading, relaxing and swimming at our beautiful Lake Garda too.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat is your favorite cuisine? Italian? Japanese? Mexican, etc...?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI love Italian cuisine (the best in the world in my opinion!), but I am attracted to exotic food, mainly Asian food in all its forms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eWhat is your favorite food ingredient?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eI’d say olive oil. The hotel is located among hundreds of olive trees, from which we harvest our olive oil. My family’s been taking care of it for generations, and I really love to use it in our dishes.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eIs there any other information you'd like to add for our readers?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eI want to invite all the readers to visit Lake Garda at least once in a lifetime. It’ll be an unforgettable experience with memories of outstanding landscapes, great food, and very friendly people. Where to find all of this? Well, you already know the answer! Follow us on our social media and visit our website for more information! Ciao dall’Italia!\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Hotel Eden at Lake Garda, Italy

by Lori Miller

We are so fortunate to have been able to interview Massimo Consolini, owner of Hotel Eden in Lake Garda, Italy. Complete with a private beach and historical olive groves, Hotel Eden boasts a gluten-free restaurant that was Certified by the A.I.C. (Italian Celiac Association) in 2014. We know you'll enjoy learning more about Hotel Eden!

How long have you been in business? How did you get started? Was your family in the hospitality or food business?

I’ve been running Hotel Eden for five years, but before it belonged to my grandfather, who ran it for 45 years. My family has been (and still is) in the hospitality business and growing up in this world I have realized day by day that this is what I want: being in touch with people from all over the world, giving them the best experience possible here on Lake Garda.

Is your business 100% dedicated gluten-free? If not, how many gluten-free products do you make?

We are the only Hotel on the eastern side of Lake Garda that guarantees a 100% gluten-free menu. In fact, we are members of the A.I.C. (Italian Celiac Association) since 2014. Every dish or snack has his own 'senza-glutine' version, paying much attention to avoid any risk of cross-contamination. It doesn’t matter if for breakfast, for a slice of Margherita pizza for lunch, or spaghetti for dinner, we’ll always have the gluten-free solution for our guests.

What made you decide to start this gluten-free business?

I was working in a very well-known restaurant here on Lake Garda 12 years ago where I had the chance to become friends with a guest who had Celiac Disease. She shared her health problems with me. Not having gluten-free dishes at this restaurant, I felt sorry for her, and I promised myself to do something to solve this problem. Nobody on Lake Garda was concerned with celiac disease, but when we started offering gluten-free meal options, other hotels in this area began to follow our example. Furthermore, the idea of combining gluten-free food and the outstanding atmosphere that our panoramic terrace can offer every day became attractive. Why not enjoy an authentic Italian dinner in front of a beautiful sunset on Lake Garda?

When you first opened began offering gluten-free food, what was customer reaction?

Customers were satisfied and happy to know that we were able to give them what they want. In Italy, you know, we are addicted for pasta and pizza, but many Italian restaurants don’t have gluten-free products. A couple of months ago I read a review where the guest claim that we made him feel “special” rather than “unusual.” This has become our team’s motto, and we are seeing the results day by day. In fact, more and more people (even from other hotels on the lake) come to us in order not to feel “unusual” anymore.

 

Do you live a gluten-free life?

I don’t have Celiac Disease, but I do eat gluten-free products, and always a gluten-free breakfast. To my surprise, I've found gluten-free breakfasts to be so delicious!

What are your best-selling gluten-free menu items?

I think that breakfast products like cookies, plum cake, and soft bread are the most sold products in my hotel, but we sell many pasta dishes, too.

Which of your gluten-free meals or baked goods are your personal favorites?

As I said before, cookies and plum cake are my favorite products. I don’t dislike pasta, but the icing on the cake, in my opinion, is Luca’s (our chef) gluten-free tiramisu. I still don't dare to tell my mum that his Tiramisu is even more delicious than hers, and trust me, it’s very difficult to accomplish such a delicious tiramisu!

What do you enjoy doing on your off time?

In my off time, I love to ride my bike with my little daughter Sofia. I like reading, relaxing and swimming at our beautiful Lake Garda too.

What is your favorite cuisine? Italian? Japanese? Mexican, etc...?

I love Italian cuisine (the best in the world in my opinion!), but I am attracted to exotic food, mainly Asian food in all its forms.

What is your favorite food ingredient?

I’d say olive oil. The hotel is located among hundreds of olive trees, from which we harvest our olive oil. My family’s been taking care of it for generations, and I really love to use it in our dishes.

Is there any other information you'd like to add for our readers?

I want to invite all the readers to visit Lake Garda at least once in a lifetime. It’ll be an unforgettable experience with memories of outstanding landscapes, great food, and very friendly people. Where to find all of this? Well, you already know the answer! Follow us on our social media and visit our website for more information! Ciao dall’Italia!

 

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