If you’re in Bengaluru staying at ITC Gardenia, make sure you sample their well-researched unique healthy dining options, a service that the hotel chain has come to be known for as part of their Responsible Luxury program.
There’s not much variation in a luxury hotel’s breakfast or meal buffet at any time of the year, save those special occasions when there’s a festival round the corner. Standard spreads include assortments of fruits and eggs, regular juices and egg preparations, a few local breakfast options, some sweet dishes and accompaniments of cereals etc.
However, that is not the case at Bengaluru’s ITC Gardeina. In its endeavours to promote Indian cuisine on the global culinary scape, this hotel accords special emphasis towards showcasing regional Indian cuisines which have been treasured over generations. Some of the special initiatives adopted by the hotel for their breakfast spread include SunyAqua, Signature Mornings and Pavilion Pure.
SunyAqua (pronounced Shunya (zero) Aqua) is water, infused with the indigenous ‘good for you’ herbs. Not only does this enhance the wellness quotient of drinking water but the bottling takes place within the premises of the hotel ensuring a planet positive experience. This water is available in two variants – Tulsi (Holy Basil) and Fennel and Cinnamon blend.
If you’ve got a long day ahead of you and are one of those who can’t begin your day without a king’s breakfast ask for the ‘Signature Mornings’ option that you won’t find on the daily buffet spread. This special selection of hand-crafted breakfast dishes are created from superfoods that are rich in minerals, vitamins and other nutrients – healthy but tasty options. With highlights such as Seven-Grain Porridge, Goat Cheese Scramble, Finger Millet and Charoli Nut Pancakes, Smoked Salmon Benedict, along with healthy alternatives to local delicacies like the multi-grain Dosa which is made from ‘forgotten grains’ like flaxseed, sunflower seed, cracked soya, broken wheat and oats.
There’s also the Pavilion Pure section, a special juice bar that whips up some signature concoctions using fresh fruit, vegetables, local herbs and spices. Their ABC morning booster – a mixture of apple, beetroot and carrot juice flavoured with ginger – is not only a healthy drink, its also extremely tasty and revitalising. Some other secret ingredients that are part of their Pavilion Pure menu are home grown wheat grass, sprouts of horsegram, fenugreek, pumpkin seed, flax seed and mustard seed.
The chefs at ITC Gardenia have scoured the bylanes of Bengaluru to bring to their guests traditional and local favourites. These dishes have been caringly prepared and perfected to capture the true essence of the local cuisine.
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