Heritage Queenstown has introduced a Raw Breakfast Bar to its daily breakfast buffet at Mackenzies restaurant. Items on the raw menu include Bircher muesli, complete with pipettes of raw berry coulis, raw granola, coconut ‘yoghurt’, nuts and raw cabbage linseed ‘bread’. “This initiative has been an opportunity to change the perceptions of hotel breakfast food,” said executive chef Adrian Lowrey of Heritage Queenstown.
“We are preparing food that retains its natural flavours and nutritional value and our guests are loving it.” Unprocessed and uncooked plant foods are the key component for the Raw Breakfast Bar concept. Nothing is cooked above 41 degrees Celsius as doing so can destroy enzymes and absorption. Heritage Hotels, a hospitality industry leader in healthy and conscious cuisine, was the first New Zealand hotel group to offer a Raw Breakfast Bar.