Want to eat the best of the iconic Waldorf Astoria? Of course you do. Well, luckily for you, from the 2nd March, guests at any of the Waldorf’s 26 hotels with be able to book a special Taste of Waldorf Astoria experience. The hotel chain has just revealed a new signature dish after a huge competition which brought together the world’s best chefs. Here’s what you need to know…

Taste of Waldorf Astoria

The Winning Dish: Where

The new star dish was announced at the Waldorf Astoria New York, where guests and a panel of culinary stars gathered to select the next Taste of Waldorf Astoria from five dishes created in the kitchens of Waldorfs in Berlin, Rome, Edinburgh and beyond. The competition russell up beautiful creations like this, but ultimately the winning dish was something rather unusual indeed…


The Taste of Waldorf Astoria has taken place over the last few months, and there have been stunning dishes put forward, such as the beautiful Venison Scotch Egg created by The Galvin Brothers and Cara Stadler at The Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh. Nom.


The Winning Dish: What

Celery Risotto by Beck-Posey (2)

The ultimate winning dish? Celery Risotto Alla Waldorf.

The Winning Dish: How

Taste of Waldorf Astoria

The dish is the result of a week-long collaboration in Rome between Heinz Beck and Chef David Posey – two heroes of the Waldorf culinary scene. It was chosen by a panel of four judges, including bon appétit Restaurant & Drinks Editor Andrew Knowlton and Nilou Motamed.

The Winning Dish: Why


The dish represents more than just a plate of food; the hotel’s James Beard Foundation is passionate about promoting young chefs and fostering talent – they use the talent of the emerging and energetic chefs with a fresh energy to the kitchens of established masters to create something truly special.

The Winning Dish: What’s Next

The dish joins a lineup of iconic signature dishes that have been created at Waldorf Astoria, including Eggs Benedict, Red Velvet Cake, and The Waldorf Salad.

For more information about Taste of Waldorf Astoria and to see the recipe for Celery Risotto Alla Waldorf, visit www.tasteofwaldorfastoria.com. To book the Taste of Waldorf Astoria culinary experience, visit www.waldorfastoria.com.