Health Conscious Diners Can Now Find Flavorful Choices On The Menu

Fairmont caters to healthy, happy guests in the middle east with lifestyle cuisine plus. Diners with specific dietary requests often have to forfeit flavor and choice for their health, but not at a chain of luxury hotels in a middle east.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 27th September 2011– Diners with specific dietary requests often have to forfeit flavor and choice for their health, but not at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.  The luxury hotel brand offers Lifestyle Cuisine Plus at hotels across the Middle East, a menu available upon request catering to guests with specific diet-dependent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and gluten free, as well as unique dietary preferences including, macrobiotic, raw and vegan diets.

 

With the number of diabetics in the UAE growing faster than projected, already affecting a quarter of the population — 14 years earlier than expected with another 20 per cent of the population being at great risk of developing the disease according to Dr Abdul Razzak Al Madani, president of the Emirates Diabetes Society[1], guests are becoming more concerned with healthy eating choices than ever before.  Fairmont asks, “Why stop eating well just because you’re on the road?”

 

Fairmont chefs have been trained to prepare a vast array of special dietary and allergy-specific meals and are equipped with Nutritionist Pro™ by Axxya Systems (www.axxya.com), cutting-edge recipe analysis software to help customize entrees and menus to fit with guests’ requests for caloric and nutritional requirements. Utilizing nutrient-rich ingredients, clean cooking methods and local food products, diners at Fairmont, whether in a restaurant, bar, banquet or in- room, can be sure dishes are wholesome, balanced and full of taste. Guests with specific food allergies and sensitivities are invited to have a direct conversation with the chef in order to plan their food options during their stay.

 

While the same nutritional parameters guide Fairmont chefs across the globe, actual menu offerings will reflect the distinctive style and unique food products of each destination.  A sampling includes; Arame with Sunflower Seeds, Chives and Mustard (macrobiotic – Fairmont Beijing); Zucchini, Carrot, Portobello and Cashew Butter Pave (raw – Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club); Cornish Crab Cake and Marinated Cucumber & Grapefruit Salad with Homemade Aioli (gluten free – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr) and

Samak Harrah: Grilled Hammour with Spicy Tomato Sauce (gluten free – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr).

 

Fairmont Lifestyle Cuisine Plus is an extension of Fairmont Lifestyle Cuisine, which is targeted to the most common dietary requests found among guests, such as low-fat, vegetarian and low-carbohydrate concerns.  Complementing the new menus are Lifestyle beverages, offering five new varieties of Fairmont wellness teas, juices, shakes and more to quench thirst.

 

Guests can enjoy these flavors in their own homes too, by visiting www.everyonesanoriginal.com, for original recipes for appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages from the Lifestyle Cuisine and Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menus.  A mix of customer-generated media and non-traditional Fairmont content, the online site is a virtual gathering place where fans of the brand can post photos or videos from a memorable trip, participate in exclusive polls and contests, access exclusive hotel and destination content, and of course find recipes from across the Fairmont collection.


[1] http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/diabetes-cases-growing-faster-than-projected-1.871654

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