Served Five Ways
The Joy of Eggs
Humble, diverse and delicious—the egg is the chameleon of the kitchen catwalk. Always able to impress however it is dressed. Jump in and discover some of the most cracking eggs from the Belmond world.
by Daniel Hayden
Eggs on the West Coast
Belmond El Encanto is tucked into the Santa Barbara hills and has long been a hideaway for silver screen stars. Today it still conjures a timeless, laid-back sense of Hollywood glamour—a world away from everything.
Head to the Dining Room & Terrace for an easy breakfast with gorgeous panoramic views. The selection of egg dishes are impossible to resist, from classic eggs benedict to piquant huevos rancheros.
A Taste of Tsardom
Rich marble, gilded stucco ceilings, breathtaking stained glass windows… Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is a living work of art in St Petersburg. These iconic walls have enchanted Russia’s high society for more than a century.
Live like a Tsar in the Caviar Bar & Restaurant and sample the signature dish—‘Egg in Egg’. Truffle-infused scrambled egg is mixed with beluga, oscietra and salmon caviar. Decadence has never been quite so delicious.
The Croque Crown of Cape Town
Pretty in pink, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is the blushing star of South Africa’s most colourful city. Opt for brunch at the Oasis Bistro and gaze out across the sun-splashed pool to Table Mountain beyond.
Their Croque Madam is impossible to beat. Toasted brioche, blended Emmental and Gruyere cheeses, delicious ham, all topped with a perfectly fried egg. A classic that has earned its crown.
Cracking Shells in Oxfordshire
As the saying goes, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette. But how about a two-Michelin star feast? Head to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, nestled in the Oxford countryside, and learn how to cook up a storm.
There’s a unique class available almost every day at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. We recommend the ever-popular Sweet & Savoury Souffle course, where you’ll whip your eggs into the sophisticated dish that can be so tricky to master.
Jewels of Jimbaran
Not all eggs have to be eaten to be enjoyed. Head to Bali and learn about the island’s rich tradition of intricate, beautiful egg painting. Shells are decorated with different colourful scenes, each honouring the beginning of life and its struggles.
At Belmond Jimbaran Puri, spreading out along golden Jimbaran Bay, egg painting demonstrations are held twice a week.