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La Skara Restaurant Bansko: Where The BBQ Comes You

Dec 16, 2019 No Comments by

La Skara restaurant is almost an institution in Bansko having been located just 100 metres from the gondola lift traffic lights on Hayden Gerov for many years. It’s a place that I was keen to try again and one where I was pleasantly surprised on many levels. Full Disclosure: La Skara can be booked in [...]

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Nikola Todorov: the new Executive Chef of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Nov 21, 2019 No Comments by

Not only has the Kempinski got a new General Manager, Christian Ruge, it also has a new Executive Chef, Nikola Todorov. Nikola’s childhood dream was to become a chef and he has not stopped pursuing his goal. He graduated from the Professional School of Tourism in his home-town of Varna, majoring in Culinary Arts. He [...]

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Bansko Ski Season Starts 14th December 2019: A Look Ahead

Nov 06, 2019 No Comments by

With the Bansko ski season officially starting on the 14th December 2019, you’ll see that we have a big refresh of the ski hire shop. Much more space, new easy sliding doors and direct access to toilets. Moving walls and the reception area has already meant that there’s a more comfortable ski fitting space for [...]

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Culinary Journey to Malta with Chef Trevor Portelli in Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Jun 26, 2019 No Comments by

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko continues to surprise gourmet lovers with new themed evenings in the summer. On the 20th July, the hotel organises a Maltese evening, where chef Trevor Portelli will reveal the secret of his native cuisine. With his menu, he brings us back to his memories of childhood, filled with the taste [...]

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded as “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019” by World Travel Awards

Jun 12, 2019 No Comments by

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been recognised as “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019” by World Travel Awards. The red carpet gala ceremony took place on Saturday, 8th June on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and by the public on the organisation’s official [...]

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Kempinski Early Booking Deal from €62 per night: Themed culinary nights

May 21, 2019 No Comments by

The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko offers a huge range of choices for an adventurous and relaxing summer holiday in Bulgaria. Full Disclosure: This is a press release from the Kempinski who are sponsors of Bansko Blog. Please bear this in mind when reading this content. But also that I do not recommend anything that I do [...]

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Saturday 23rd March it’s Noble Russian Night at the Come Prima restaurant, The Kempinski

Mar 07, 2019 No Comments

Join me for another themed night in the Come Prima Restaurant at the Kempinski hotel. It features the Russian Legend of the Kremlin & my favourite champagne, Billecart-Salmon. On Saturday 23rd March February at 19:30 in the Kempinski. The event is part of the hotel’s new culinary tradition – organising thematic evenings devoted to various national [...]

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