Obituary of Adamo Adami
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery
"MADAME PATTI'S OLD CHEF.
DEATH OF MR. ADAMO ADAMI
KNOWN AND ADMIRED IN SWANSEA.
Mr Adamo Adami, of the Neuadd Arms Hotel, Llanwrtyd
Wells, who, at the early age of 43, has just passed away from the effects of
double pneumonia, was a king of chefs. It ran in the blood. His grandfather,
and his father (of the Hotel Alpino, Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy, who survives
him), were noted chefs. There are a large family of brothers, who are also chefs.
The eldest brother has for many years been chef at St. Andrew's Hotel,
Buxton; another is chef at the National Liberal Club, London.
Mr Adami was well known in various circles in Italy, France and
Germany. Formerly chef at the Casino in Nice, he afterwards went
to the Sackfield Hotel, Dublin. Here Madame Patti once dined, and
was so delighted with the soup that she called the chef and said
"Whenever you want a change, come to Craig-y-Nos."
That was the prelude to nine years at Craig-y-Nos, where Mr
Adami had full scope for his inventiveness in the matter of ?tasty
dishes, which delighted the palates of the prima donna and Signor
In Swansea Mr Adami had many friends, including Messrs. G.
J. Isaac (solicitor), S J Powell (manager Palace Theatre), Prof.
W F Hulley (musical director Grand Theatre), F Dowman (Marine Hotel,
Mumbles), and George Bowen (Aberavon). Old members of the Swansea
police force will also recall with pleasure deceased's genial
presence at their annual outings. A thorough "sport,"
Mr. Adami was an adept with the gun and rod, and at various athletics.
Mr Adami, who leaves a widow and three children (the
youngest only two months old), is to be buried at Colbren, near
Craig-y-Nos, the scene of his finest culinary exploits, and in a
district where he will be long and lovingly remembered."