HEALTHFUL calorie-controlled food that is big on flavour takes centre stage in a new menu launched at The Westin City Centre Bahrain.
Called ‘Eat Well’, the menu features regionally-inspired dishes like baba ganoush, organic red quinoa, heirloom tomato Caprese, shish tawouq, Turkey club and banana cranberry oatmeal.
Explaining that the menu has its origin in The Westin belief that feeling good starts with getting the right nourishment, Furn Bistro chef de cuisine Mohamed Abdou told the GDN that the aim is to provide nutritious options that contribute to overall well-being.
Adding that another key focus is sustainability, Chef Abdou said more than 90 per cent of ingredients that go into the Eat Well menu are sourced from the Bahrain market, which not only helps to preserve freshness but also ensures that local producers get the support they need.
“We ensure that dishes are sourced responsibly, crafted flexibly, and created thoughtfully to accommodate individual dietary needs and preferences without compromising flavour, taste, or satisfaction,” he emphasised.
Another key difference from regular hotel menus is that diners can order a half or full portion, the chef pointed out, giving the calorie-conscious the freedom to choose when it comes to portion size and also helping to reduce food wastage – one of the major pillars of the Marriott Group’s sustainability drive.
Also in the works is nutrition profiling of all the dishes on the Eat Well menu, so diners know how much fat, sodium, cholesterol, sugar, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and calories are in the food they order.
According to Chef Abdou, this would be rolled out in the days to come and there would also be seasonal changes to the menu under the guidance of the group’s global team.
Diners can also order fresh juices and smoothies made using all-natural ingredients.
The Eat Well menu is currently available at the Furn Bistro, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, and in-room dining.