12 January 2011

Fairmont Hotels offer vegan options for a price

For a price, well heeled vegans can now find a bowl of baked tofu with bean noodles waiting for them at check in as long as they’re booking a room at any Fairmont Hotel or Resort.

The luxury hotel line has begun to include a “Lifestyle Cuisine Plus” option on their menu which targets guests with diabetes, heart disease and gluten free issues as well as those eating a macrobiotic, raw or vegan diet.

The gourmet choices which also include entrees like Arame with Sunflower Seeds, Chives and Mustard and Zucchini, Carrot and Portobello and Cashew Butter come with a steep price, however, since some of the more well known Fairmont hotel rooms are found at The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London and the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai for starters. In fact, the average room price per night for the luxury hotel line is about $500. Those are some upscale bean sprouts!

Fairmont chefs will use “cutting edge recipe analysis software” to customize each entrĂ©e and make sure the food is exactly what their guests’ nutritional requirements demand. A “conversation with the chef” is also encouraged for guests who have serious food allergies.

 The hotel chain, which includes approximately 100 sites worldwide, wants to capitalize on post baby boomers swept up in the “clean and green” movement who are looking to eat healthier but have difficulty making wise food choices when travelling.

 Former guests who want to try to duplicate their Fairmont culinary experience at home or those of us paying off student loans without a spare $500 can visit www.everyonesanoriginal.com for recipes from the appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages from the Lifestyle Cuisine and Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menus. The recipes on the website are free!

Kathryn Lorusso | Facebook
Kathryn is a former journalist and English teacher who now counsels and mediates teenage drama on a daily basis in the Dallas, Ft. Worth metroplex. Time away from school is spent cooking up new macrobiotic/vegan specialties, writing various blogs and newsletters and taking as many bikram yoga classes as possible.

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