The interior of the Clunie Dining Room at The Fife Arms in Scotland

Celebrating Food this International Women’s Day

Mar 3, 2022

From Downtown LA to the Cairngorms and Somerset

This International Women’s Day, we are delighted to be hosting a selection of the best female chefs in all three of our restaurants: Manuela, The Fife Arms and Roth Bar & Grill. Across three special dinners, join us to celebrate the culinary talents of Angela Hartnett OBE, Jane Devonshire, and Melissa Virgen.

Angela Hartnett OBE

Roth Bar & Grill is housed in the old cowshed of Durslade Farm, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

In Somerset, Roth Bar & Grill are joined by one of the most celebrated women in the industry, Angela Hartnett OBE. Her menu will combine her love of Italian ingredients with Roth Bar & Grill’s iconic wood fire cooking. Since 2008, Hartnett has opened critically acclaimed restaurants, including Michelin starred Murano in Mayfair, and Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch.

Housed in the old cowshed of Durslade Farm on the grounds of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Roth Bar & Grill combines gastronomy with art, offering a vibrant, informal eating-place, serving honest, simple and seasonal food. At the core of Roth Bar & Grill is a site-specific bar created by long-term gallery friends and artists, Björn and Oddur Roth (son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth), comprised of scavenged materials—a central motif throughout Roth’s work.

Jane Devonshire

The Fife Arms Hotel is located in Braemar, in the heart of the Cairngorms

In Scotland, The Fife Arms are joined by Masterchef Champion, Jane Devonshire whose menu will use seasonal, Scottish ingredients. During her time on Masterchef, Devonshire cooked for acclaimed international chef’s Daniel Humm and Michael O’Hare and following her win, has gone on to publish two books.

For one night only, Devonshire will be taking over the Clunie Dining Room, which showcases the art of wood-fire cooking and seasonal produce, in the striking room painted by artist, Guillermo Kuitca.

Located in the historic Scottish village of Braemar amidst the Cairngorms National Park, The Fife Arms was reopened in 2018 by Iwan and Manuela Wirth—bringing together Scottish heritage, craftsmanship and culture. The hotel is also home to an outstanding collection of masterworks and antiques, alongside specially commissioned artworks by contemporary artists including Bharti Kher and Zhang Enli.

Melissa Virgen

Manuela restaurant extends into the open-air courtyard at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

And in Los Angeles, the Manuela kitchen will be taken over by the new Chef de Cuisine Melissa Virgen with a special three course family style meal. In addition, Beverage Director Niki Kotantoulas will curate offerings from female owned spirits and wine suppliers. 

Named after Hauser & Wirth founder and president Manuela Wirth, the restaurant unites food and art to create an authentic and original dining experience, celebrating seasonal ingredients sourced from the best farms in Southern California. Manuela features specially commissioned works from artists including Paul McCarthy, Mark Bradford and Raymond Pettibon. 


Roth Bar & Grill, Hauser & Wirth Somerset: Tue 8 Mar 2022, 7 – 10.30 pm GMT FULLY BOOKED. For details of future dinners, sign up here The Fife Arms, Braemar: Tue 8 Mar 2022 Click here to book For details of future events, sign up here Manuela, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles: Tue 8 Mar 2022, 7.00 pm PST Click here to book For details of future events, sign up here