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Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham and biscotti are now ubiquitous. Due by Dolce, a signature biscotti program will be featured in all its properties.

The recipe used for these traditional Italian cookies that will be featured in Due by Dolce was chosen following a global bake-off competition in London. A brand-wide culinary competition culminated in a final bake-off at the Waitrose Cookery School in King’s Cross, London.

Aptly named as a nod to both the confection’s Italian roots (“dolce” means “sweet” in Italian) and the twice-baked process (“due” is the word for “two” in Italian), the biscotti will always be served as a pair, because just one is never enough. Guests can enjoy them at Dolce locations around the world, including in destinations like the Greek seaside, the mountains of Colorado, or the hills of Provence.

Chef Aleece Alexander making her winning biscotti.
Chef Aleece Alexander making her winning biscotti.

Aspen Meadows Resort pastry chef Aleece Alexander had the winning recipe, pistachio, apricot, and cranberry biscotti. Guests are treated to fresh biscotti, baked daily, in the lobby refreshment area, with all coffee and tea service, with room service, and during meeting breaks.

“I am immensely proud and excited by this fantastic achievement. Just like Dolce by Wyndham’s culinary identity, biscotti are products of excellence and craftsmanship, and we created a recipe with passion and dedication to ensure it would really give a taste of the artistry, craft, and inspiration that you experience at our hotels. We are thrilled our recipe was crowned as the winner of this exhilarating bake-off, and we are looking forward to bringing our signature biscotti to our guests all around the world,” says Alexander of Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort, the winning chef.

Former contestants of The Great British Bake Off, Benjamina Ebuehi and Selasi Gbormittah, were on hand to coach, mentor and support two teams throughout the baking process as two finalist chefs,  Alexander and Chef Adrien Clauwaert of Dolce by Wyndham La Hulpe Brussels, went head-to-head to determine the ultimate winning recipe.

The bake-off was judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluated taste, texture, presentation, and creativity. The judging panel included Jessica Gunn, editor of Waitrose Magazine; Meike Back, cookery director of Good Housekeeping; and Giovanni Belli, president of Assocantuccini, the Association of Producers of Cantuccini Toscani (the traditional Italian biscuit which has become internationally known as biscotti) from Italy.

Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham is designed to inspire creativity, and what better to inspire our guests around the globe than a tasty treat such as biscotti? This bake-off truly showcased the talent and artistry across our Dolce by Wyndham culinary teams. We are thrilled to introduce Chef Alexander’s recipe to our guests around the world as a signature amenity they can only find at Dolce hotels, reminding them that wherever their destination, they should stop and savor every moment,” says Mark Kukulski, president, Wyndham Hotel Management.

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