San Francisco, January 21, 2014
The juicing trend that has taken the country by storm has become even easier for frequent travelers to take advantage of with the launch of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ new fresh juice menu.
The juicing trend that has taken the country by storm has become even easier for frequent travelers to take advantage of with the launch of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ new fresh juice menu. Created to promote excellent health and boost energy, Kimpton’s new juice menu features three delicious and healthy juice blends made from freshly picked local fruits and vegetables. Currently available at 10 Kimpton restaurants across the country, the program will be rolled out across all of the company’s properties nationwide later this year.
“Travel can be taxing on the body and can certainly throw up a few obstacles to keeping a regular health and fitness regime going. At Kimpton, we aim to reduce some of those obstacles and are always on the hunt for new and innovative ways to help our guests feel great when they stay with us,” said Mike DeFrino, chief operating officer at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “The health benefits of juicing have been well documented for decades and our guests tell us they feel good about the option to replenish some vitamins and minerals while on the road. It’s really just an extension of our ongoing wellness offerings.”
The collection of 16-ounce juices sells for $8-12 each across Kimpton’s restaurants and come in three nutritious blends. Executive Chef Christian Graves from Jsix in San Diego, who’s known for helping to reshape San Diego’s culinary scene through his “slow food approach” crafted and refined the following juice recipes using healthy, local ingredients: · Being Green – A nutrient-rich mixture of cucumber, celery, spinach, kale and lemon. · Beets Me – Features an energizing elixir of red beets, carrots, ginger and cilantro. · Local Only – A cocktail of local farm produce with the host chef’s personal touch. Varies by location but the selection could include a variation of whole passion fruit, green apples, celery and kale.
The juices will be highlighted on breakfast, lunch and pool menus for restaurant and hotel guests to enjoy. All juices sold at Kimpton restaurants will be made using either a Cold Press Juicer, or Centrifugal Juice Extractors.
Fresh juices are currently available at the following Kimpton restaurants across the country: · Area 31, Miami, FL · Blvd 16; Los Angeles, CA · Cusp; La Jolla, CA · Finch & Fork ; Santa Barbara, CA · Jsix; San Diego, CA · Lustre Rooftop Garden; Phoenix, AZ · Pescatore; San Francisco, CA · Red Owl Tavern; Philadelphia, PA · Red Star; Portland, OR · Social Club; Miami, FL
Juicing is the latest in Kimpton’s ever-expanding list of wellness offerings for restaurant and hotel guests who are committed to staying healthy while traveling. Last year, the company introduced a partnership with PUBLIC Bikes to offer free bike rentals at all its properties, as well as designed a Kimpton custom yoga mat in partnership with Gaiam available in all guest rooms. And in recent years, both the hotels and restaurants have introduced several healthier dining options for guests, including special menus for those with allergies or dietary restrictions like gluten-free.
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