Press Release: 10/28/13
HEALTH FIENDS FIND FITNESS-FRIENDLY DINING OPTIONS ON BREEZE RESTAURANT’S NEW WINTER/HOLIDAY PALEO MENU
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Restaurant Meets Guest and Angeleno Diet Demands
Los Angeles, CA (October 28, 2013) – Breeze, the award-winning, signature restaurant at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, is pleased to introduce its new winter/holiday season Paleo Menu. Stemming from Hyatt’s global commitment to sourcing and serving food and beverages that are good for our people, planet and communities, the innovative menu addition is designed for diners maintaining a strict Paleo diet. Following the success of last year’s Vegan Menu introduction, Breeze chefs are again reaching beyond a traditional hotel dining repertoire to bring guests the most current in dietary and culinary standards.
For the uninitiated, a Paleo lifestyle is based on the idea of consuming what our ancient ancestors did in the Paleolithic era — whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense, nourishing foods like grass-fed and pastured meats and eggs, wild-caught seafood, fruit, fungi, roots, nuts and vegetables. Followers believe that the advancement of agriculture and grain-based diets is a large cause of modern disease and obesity so the diet excludes grains, legumes, dairy, potatoes, refined salt and sugar, and processed oils.
Breeze is no stranger to culinary innovation. Breeze Executive Chef Felix Nappoly and Sous Chef Ali Parvinjah have brought their passions for healthy cooking and healthy living to life in a constantly evolving dining environment. With the power of Hyatt’s philosophy of “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served,” Chefs Felix and Ali are encouraged to work with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local organic produce and to continue their endeavors to provide guests with options in Vegan, Gluten Free, Perfectly Portioned Dishes (500 calories or less), and now Paleo offerings.
A fitness fanatic and ardent follower of culinary trends, Breeze Sous Chef Ali Parvinjah took the lead in designing both the Vegan and Paleo Menus. His extraordinary Vegan menu resulted in him being invited to London to lead master classes on Vegan cooking for all London Hyatt Regency hotels and will soon do the same for Paleo cooking.
The Breeze Paleo Menu, launching November 1, will feature an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts so that a Paleo-perfect diner can eat exclusively to Paleo standards – or so that anyone can dabble in dining Paleo. Dishes include:
o Baby Organic Kale with bacon, pomegranate and preserved lemon vinaigrette
o Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque
o Char Grilled NY Steak, grainy mustard pan sauce, sautéed winter greens
o Seared Seabass, roasted artichokes, kalamata olive-tomato ragu, cauliflower “rice,” pinenuts
o Mason Jar Paleo Pumpkin Pie with coconut whipped cream (crust is made with coconut flour, agave, sea salt, coconut oil and egg whites; filling is made with eggs, maple syrup, spices, fresh roasted pumpkin, coconut milk; whipped “cream” is whipped coconut fat)
The Holiday Paleo Menu includes:
o Thanksgiving – Herb Roasted Sliced Turkey with apple sausage stuffing muffin (house made pork sausage, veggies, almond meal, herbs, spices and eggs) and Green Bean Casserole (homemade vegan, gluten free mushroom soup, beans, homemade onions fried with coconut flour)
o Christmas-New Years – Herb Cashew Crusted Prime Rib of Beef with mushroom jus, spiced mashed sweet potatoes, roasted organic baby carrots and grilled asparagus
Breeze is the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Los Angeles’ award-winning, signature restaurant, offering indoor and outdoor seating, a sushi bar and private dining rooms for parties of 12-30 guests. Breeze’s California Farm to Fork cuisine features local produce, fish and meat in a chic, upscale environment. Breeze is dedicated to Hyatt’s industry-leading philosophy of Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. which is the company’s global commitment to sourcing and serving food and beverages that are good for our people, our planet and our communities. Among specialized offerings are vegan, gluten free, Paleo, “Perfectly Portioned” 500 calorie or less, and “For Kids By Kids” which provides more nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings for children. Breeze is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menus can be found online and reservations can be made by calling 310-551-3334.
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About Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Located at 2025 Avenue of Stars in the heart of Los Angeles’ fashionable Westside, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is often frequented by celebrities, politicians and dignitaries. All of the hotel’s 726 guestrooms and suites offer a modern décor with residential touches. Hotel amenities include: a one of a kind, ground level, VIP Regency Club; a Starbucks Coffee Bar; a state-of-the-art Equinox Fitness Club & Spa; the famous Lobby Court & Patio; Les Clef d’Or Concierge staff; an infinity edge pool; on-site Hertz rental desk and 24- hour in –room dining service. For reservations and more information, call: 310-228-1234. For reservations at any Hyatt hotel worldwide, call 800-233-1234 or log onto www.hyatt.com.
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