Kids Eat Healthy at Hyatt (Thanks to Alice Waters)
At most hotels, you’re lucky if you land one of those make-your-own-waffle machines at the A.M. breakfast bar. But now if you book a room at a Hyatt in the U.S. and the Caribbean, at least your kids are sure to get a pretty awesome morning meal (and lunch and dinner for that matter, too).
The hotel chain has just announced its new “For Kids By Kids” organic menus, courtesy of star chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame, according to the food blog Eater.
Kids can start their day with a “Top Your Own Taco” — filling a whole-wheat tortilla with scrambled eggs, cheese and “fun” toppings [note to parents: one hotel’s idea of “fun” may be a kid’s idea of “broccoli”], or maybe they’d prefer “Waffle Dipping Sticks,” served with peanut butter, maple syrup and fruit sauces, according to a Hyatt press release release.
Lunch offerings will include a “Shaken Chopped Salad” with roasted chicken, vegetables, brown rice and yogurt-basil dressing, or a “Build Your Own Whole-Wheat Sub Sandwich.”
And for dinner, “Natural Beef” comes with potatoes, roasted vegetables and a garden salad, while “Vegetable and Sesame Rice Noodles” contains marinated tofu, corn, green beans, basil and cherry tomatoes. (You may find yourself explaining the absence of chicken fingers, of course …)
Oh, and there’s also a three-course kids’ prix fixe option that includes salad, a grilled chicken dish served with pesto sauce, roasted potatoes and cherry tomatoes followed by an orange cup filled with strawberry and orange slices for dessert.
“All children deserve to eat real food,” Waters says in the Hyatt release. “I wanted to do a small, three course meal … that could be sourced exclusively from organic farms across the country. Of course it’s about taste and ripeness and seasonality — but it’s bigger than that, too: it’s about supporting the people who are taking care of the land for our future generations.”
Sounds great. But why do kids get all the good stuff? Maybe we can pass as just really tall 8 year olds. Hey, it’s worth a shot.
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