Food is just as important to Rosita as accommodations, and she chose London celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli to oversee the kitchen. Rosita’s brief was simple: Create a concise set of meals that change with the seasons. “I hate long menus!” she says, adding that she wants the restaurant to become part of the fabric of Edinburgh. “I want residents to meet here and taste a special risotto, a special meat, whatever. Good food is so rare, and it helps people to get together and feel comfortable.” And while an alpha housewife is never truly satisfied with her surroundings, Rosita says she’s almost there.
“I was very worried,” she says, casting her eagle eye around the suite. “And now I feel very relieved.”