He was what the French would call a gourmand and most psychiatrists a compulsive eater.
Of course, the gourmand in them relish the food and wine.
For the gourmand there are homemade pickles and jams.
Opened 75 years ago, one of the hotel's earliest visitors was the crime writer Agatha Christie, who also fancied herself as a bit of a gourmand .
The Aurora is a gourmand 's delight, and there is little opportunity to go hungry - what with huge breakfasts, lunches and dinners punctuated by mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
At The Bamboo Hut, dig into the spread and savour some exquisite preparations that are sure to satiate the gourmand in you.
Each room crammed full of stock was a gourmand 's delight - an endless supply of canned peaches, pears, pineapple, guavas, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and apricot jam.
The food is the best I've had in an institution - and believe me, by the end of the summer I had become quite the hospital food gourmand .
I think it's okay, which just goes to show that I'm not exactly a world-class gourmand ; but I like the idea that there's a better one out there, not too far away.
After an appetizer like this, the grateful gourmand finds that he has regained his interest in dining.