An original menu was created by Newrest chefs for the company’s customers on Wednesday 16/03 in the scope of the annual gastronomy program NEO. The program focuses on the pure materials of nature and the responsibility of each of us to build a more positive and sustainable world through our healthy daily consumption and nutrition.

The menu theme was dedicated to root vegetables, precious for nature and the human body and included the following:

Hot Appetizer
Potato cream soup flavored with truffle and pickled radish
Salad
Cool salad mixed with carrot, fennel, raisins, green apple & yogurt sauce
Main dish
Sea bass with yellow celery root, asparagus & steamed potatoes
or
Baked beef with carrots, sweet potatoes & celery root
Dessert
Ginger muffin with honey sauce with beetroot

When we refer to root vegetables, we are describing the underground part of the plants or roots, which we harvest for consumption. These crunchy vegetables are packed to the brim with fibre, vitamins B1 and C, minerals, and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. They are helpful for demineralizing, while also boosting satiety and the immune system and as such, improving our health by supporting the distribution of nutrients in the food that we eat around our bodies.

They are resistant crops, even in the cold season, because they are well hidden underground, where they take the nutrients from the deepest soil beyond the reach of other plants. They can be grown throughout most of the year and are very resistant to droughts. Furthermore, they keep better than other vegetables. Sometimes, they are associated with other cultures because they can serve as pest repellents.

For all the above reasons, the root vegetables were the protagonists of this month’s theme menu and were highly appreciated by the customers of the restaurants. The campaign will continue in the coming months with different proposals that combine the benefits for human health and our planet!