Shangri-La, Paris hosts monthly eco-friendly dinners

PARIS — Shangri-La Hotel, Paris announced on June 22 that its onsite restaurant, La Bauhinia, will hosts a series of 100-per-cent eco-friendly dinners.

Executive chef Christophe Moret.

Executive chef Christophe Moret.

PARIS — Shangri-La Hotel, Paris announced on June 22 that its onsite restaurant, La Bauhinia, will hosts a series of 100-per-cent eco-friendly dinners. On the first Thursday of each month, La Bauhinia will present a special five-course vegetable-focused menu and invite one of the hotel's market suppliers to meet with diners. Furthermore, the eatery will feature a nature-inspired decor and a DJ will create a celebratory atmosphere.

Overseeing the menu is executive chef Christophe Moret, who will create a different green menu featuring dishes such as turnips and red beetroots roasted in a wood-burning oven, and tofu ravioli with borscht vinaigrette.

To accompany the eco-friendly menu, head sommelier C├ędric Maupoint has chosen wines produced through biodynamic agriculture; and selected specific teas, coffees and non-roasted cocoa beans, all hand-picked and distributed through fair-trade channels. Even the choice of sugar has been carefully considered, with Panela unrefined sugar produced from organic sugar cane, agave syrup and coconut sugar.