Famous Chef Debuts Organic Kids Menu at Scottsdale Resort

Alice Waters, food pioneer and chef known for her use of organic, local and sustainable ingredients, believes that kiddos deserve to eat just as healthful as their grown-up counterparts. So, Hyatt, including Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa, has teamed with Waters to announce a new organic and seasonal children’s menu. The new menu, featuring a three-course organic meal, marks the first hotel project for Waters and complements Hyatt’s “For Kids By Kids” menu, a cutting-edge program that provides children more nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings.

New Organic Children’s Menu at Hyatt:
• Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Carrot Curls and a Radish Rose with Lemon Vinaigrette for Dipping. “Contrary to prevailing beliefs, getting kids to eat vegetables is not difficult. We simply have to meet their most basic impulses: to eat something that is engaging and that tastes delicious,” Waters says. “The aliveness of textures and colors, as well as the ‘do-it-yourself’ nature of this salad, makes this universally appealing to kids.”
• Grilled Chicken with Pesto Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes. “This is a dish of simple grilled and roasted ingredients, served with a pesto sauce. The trick with something so straightforward is to be confident that the ingredients are the best that they can be.”
• Strawberry and Orange Slices served with a Sweet Juice in a Real Orange Cup. “The goal here is to appeal to kids’ imagination about ‘dessert,’ without feeding them unhealthy, sugary food,” Waters says. “A real orange cup filled with a luxurious amount of perfectly sliced ripe fruit feels special, and the juice is made with a touch of honey to sweeten it.”

Hyatt also launches a Flavor Journey online experience in September where kids and parents can learn more about organic foods, the “For Kids By Kids” menu and enjoy games and activities. www.scottsdale.hyatt.com.

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