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August 23, 2012
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New Hyatt food, beverage program highlights local purveyors

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino announces the launch of “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”, a company-wide food and beverage initiative that offers healthy and sustainable food and drink options for guests and associates.

The program focuses on sourcing and providing fresh, local food and beverage selections, while in turn supporting the local community and the environment. As part of this new philosophy, For Kids By Kids is the program’s exclusive children’s menu, which in an effort to focus on tiny locals and travelers, includes nutritious, healthy and interactive offerings that are tested and approved by children.

“It’s important to us to provide our guests and their children with a selection of nutritious food and beverage options to help them maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle while dining at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe,” said Fred Findlen, general manager of Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. “We’re working closely with local purveyors to continue to source fresh and sustainable ingredients to provide healthy dishes.”

Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.

At the resort’s renowned lakefront restaurant, Lone Eagle Grille, Chef de Cuisine Rick Koplau incorporates the new “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.” philosophy by using more locally-sourced ingredients that complement the restaurants exquisite High Sierra cuisine.

Highlights from the new summer menu summer include: seared king salmon, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, sliced red potatoes, and sauce choron; grilled bone-in pork loin, natural bacon, sauteed king trumpet mushrooms, parmesan polenta cake, roasted plums, wild arugula, and sauce pistou; and spring lamb rack, buttered marbled potatoes, heirloom baby carrots, and natural lamb jus.

Sierra Cafe, Hyatt Lake Tahoe’s newly-renovated restaurant, also implemented the new philosophy in their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Highlights from the new menu include: grilled natural sage chicken breast, mixed grains, rice, and aromatic herb jus; grilled five ounce filet mignon, jumbo prawn, sauteed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes, and merlot demi-glace; and lemon roasted all natural half chicken, onions, carrots, asparagus, new potatoes and lemon jus.

Implementation of the philosophy also includes sourcing and serving meat without supplemental growth hormones or antibiotics, cage-free eggs, sustainable seafood, and fresh local ingredients that reflect the season and local flavors.

For Kids By Kids

Hyatt Lake Tahoe’s For Kids By Kids menu offers a creative way for children to engage with their food, such as customizing their own pasta dish and “shaking” their own salad. In keeping with Hyatt’s Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. philosophy, the new kids menu will have healthy and quality menu items including:

• Breakfast: Top your own taco with whole wheat tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, cheese and fun toppings; waffle dipping sticks with peanut butter, maple syrup and fruit sauces.

• Lunch: Shaken chopped salad with roasted chicken, vegetables, brown rice and yogurt basil dressing; build-your-own whole wheat sub sandwich with turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a whole wheat mini-sub.

• Dinner: Natural beef grilled and served with potatoes, roasted vegetables and garden salad; vegetable and sesame rice noodles with marinated tofu, corn, green beans, basil and cherry tomatoes.

• Organic menu: Designed and developed by world renowned chef Alice Waters, the menu offers healthy options of a salad, chicken entree and dessert.

Additional highlights of the For Kids By Kids healthy campaign will include fruit and vegetables as side dishes, no refills on soda, and only low-fat milk.

For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, contact the resort at 775-832-1234, or visit laketahoe.hyatt.com.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 23, 2012 11:57AM Published Aug 23, 2012 11:56AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.