Recently, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris launched a first in the world of Parisian palace hotels with an entirely vegetable-focused dinner, 100% Green Dinners. In line with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ sustainable food initiative, Rooted in Nature, diners at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ La Bauhinia can enjoy a special five-course vegetable-focused menu and meet the hotel’s market purveyors.
Guided by values dear to his heart – freshness, local, transparent, and ethical – Executive Chef Christophe Moret will create a different green menu for each dinner full of vibrant and complex flavors such as Tomato Bloody Mary and Spring Rolls made from watermelon stuffed with soup herbs; Kasha and Green Vegetables En Cocotte with almond milk; Turnips and Red Beetroots roasted in a wood-burning oven and Tofu Ravioli with borsch vinaigrette; Strawberries scented with Sangria, and coconut and lime sorbet.
To accompany the unique menu, Head Sommelier Cédric Maupoint has chosen wines produced through biodynamic agriculture, specific teas, coffees and non-roasted cocoa beans, all hand-picked and distributed through fair-trade channels. Even the choice of sugar has been carefully considered, with Panela produced from organic sugar cane, agave syrup and coconut sugar. The cocktail menu receives an energy boost with the addition of a shot of cucumber, kale, celery and ginger juice.
To further enhance the evening, La Bauhinia will be transformed by a nature-inspired decor and a DJ will create a celebratory atmosphere.
As an added experience for the 100% Green Dinners, a market gardener, wine grower or farmer will explain his approach and how the seasons affect his work while also learning about the preferences and tastes of La Bauhinia’s diners. By creating an opportunity for dialogue between the farmers, the chefs, and the restaurant’s patrons, Chef Moret hopes to highlight the extraordinary quality, variety and taste of France’s vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
100% Green Dinners at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris will be served every first Thursday of the month. Upcoming dates are Thursday, 9 July, and then the first Thursday of each month from September to December. To reserve a table, please visit the La Bauhinia reservation website or call: (33 1) 53 67 19 91.