Kolkata's Chrome hotel on Saturday launched a new 'Health and Coffee menu' at its 24x7 bistro Nosh on the occasion of World Heart Day.
Nosh promises health conscious food lovers lingering tastes with a healthy as well as nutritious diet, the hotel staff said.
"The USP of this concept is ´my stomach will be filled but I´ll be healthy´. The ingredients and calories are mentioned in the menu for each item so that the customers get to know how much calories they are in-taking. The deserts are sugar free as well," said Executive Chef Jayanta Banerjee.
Banerjee added, "The new palate of menu ranges from special soups like Gazpacho, chicken Sweet Corn Soup, aromatic Jahangiri Shorba to chef´s special salad, mixed sprouts salad, sandwiches with cucumber and tomato relish, Char grilled Basa and juices like papaya and mint among others."
"The restaurant has delights for the veggies with Balsamic tossed smoked veggies, Pan Seared greens and Four Treasure vegetables while the non-veg delicacies include spicy fish Roulade, Chicken Casserole and peppery Cantonese prawns."
He said, "To add to the zing, there are whole wheat pastas, health kathi rolls and desserts like buttermilk pancott, baked yogurt and eggless French pudding."
The new menu has an array of coffees both in sizzling hot and cold ones like Cafe Noir, Masala Coffee, Cafe Amaretto, Cafe Frappe, Maplechilo and Very Berry Cold Coffee that is crafted especially for the aficionados from 33 different countries, informed the chef.
Speaking on the occasion Food and Beverage Manager Chrome Hotel Arun Biswas said,"The environment that we are giving to the guests is that of a five star hotel which makes it different from any stand alone coffee shops."
"Number of vegetarian menus have gone up with people becoming health conscious and we are offering all these at affordable prices that won´t burn the pockets of even college-goers or those in schools."
Biswas added, "Our price range starts from Rs.95 to Rs.175 in beverage categories and for the health menu the prices dwell between Rs.175 to Rs.500 along with 15-20% corporate discounts."
"We have planned the new Health and Coffee menu is such a way so that everybody from socialites to youngsters and even corporate emplo can simply have all kinds of discussions from chitchats to business dealings over a cup of hot aromatic coffee and a healthy munch," said the chef.
(Reporting by Shabarni Basu)