Hong Kong, 23 June 2015 – Park Island’s popular beachside restaurant, Cafe Roma introduces a ‘rainbow’ inspired menu this summer, including ice creams, summer refreshments, and the Summer Picnic Basket. Much solid evidence suggests the best way to brighten ones diet and mood is to eat a rainbow of foods. Group Executive Chef, Jaakko Sorsa and his team have created a series of fun and vibrant dishes with a rainbow of fruits, vegetables and ingredients that range from appetizers, mains, desserts to summer drinks that are guaranteed to nourish and whet ones appetite whilst beating the swelteringly humid Hong Kong summer.
The ‘Rainbow Diet” consists mainly of five colours you need to eat regularly for a well-rounded and nutritious diet; red, yellow and orange, green, blue and purple, and white. Red fruits and vegetables have lycopene (watermelon, pink grapefruit, tomatoes, peppers) that reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and have anti-inflammatory properties. Yellow and orange are rich in beta carotene, vitamin A and C, whilst Greens (lettuce, asparagus, and lime) are rich in phytochemicals and offer plenty of fiber. Apparently blue and purple (blueberries, purple cabbage) are often overlooked, but in fact are the most nutritious – rich in the phytonutrient anthocyanin that have antioxidant effects promoting anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer benefits. As for white foods cauliflower has many nutrients of other cruciferous vegetables but it’s the only white one, but white radish, garlic and onions are also in the white list and have amazing health benefits – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties just to name a few.
All New Scrumptious Summer Dishes
Below are highlights of featured summer dishes:
Grilled and Marinated Vegetable and Quinoa Salad (HK$98)
Vibrant colours of this dish comes from pumpkin, bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, coriander, quinoa and chipotle chili vinaigrette that’s served on endive spears. What’s more is, quinoa helps reduce cholesterol.
Roast US Black Angus Beef Sirloin (HK$108)
Accompanied with potato salad, bell pepper slaw and horseradish sauce makes a fabulous starter
Pepperoni, Chicken and Sundried Tomato Penne (HK$128)
This pasta dish uses selected U.S. Springer Mountain Farm chicken meat，served with grilled zucchini, French beans and chili. The spicy flavour is guaranteed to entice your appetite.
Grilled Silver Cod Fillet (HK$168)
This grilled cod fillet is a great choice for those who prefer
something light as a main, accompanied with fingerling potatoes,
French beans, zucchini, and coleslaw.
Other new additions to the menu include: Roasted Pumpkin Soup (HK$68), Lobster Bisque (HK$78), Honey Mustard Chicken Pizza (HK$128), and Crispy Chicken Strips (HK$78).
Icy Cool Refreshments (Promotion Period: From now until 30 September 2015)
Stay ‘cool’ chilling out this summer with Cafe Roma’s refreshing thirst-quenchers:
Alcoholic version: HK$68
Using fresh strawberries and strawberry syrup rich in vitamin C, pomegranate syrup with pineapple juice creates a refreshing combination.
Alcoholic version: HK$68
Mocktail version: HK$50
Using mangoes rich in vitamin A, this drink is a blend of mango syrup and pineapple juice that gives it a tangy sweet and sour taste.
Ice Cream Sundaes (Promotion Period: From now until 30 September 2015)
Beat the summer heat with Cafe Roma’s Specialty Sundaes
Chocolate & Chestnut Sundae (HK$78)
Creamy and delicious chocolate ice cream that comes with thick chestnut syrup and fresh blueberries.
Strawberry & Marshmallow Sundae (HK$78)
Sweet Strawberry ice cream served with mint leaves, marshmallow, fresh strawberries and strawberry sauce.
~ A 10% service charge applies to all items detailed above.~
Summer Picnic Basket (Promotion Period: From now until 30 September 2015)
The Summer Picnic Basket is back by popular demand this year, so grab a partner and get ready for a relaxing, one-of-a-kind outdoor dining experience on the beach.
The Summer Picnic Basket includes:
- Cafe Roma Italian Antipasti for Two (Parma Ham, Italian salami, smoked ham, baby mozzarella with cherry tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, and grilled pesto zucchini)
- A choice of salad from the a la carte menu
- One regular-sized pizza or pasta from the a la carte menu
- Camembert cheese and one baguette
- Fresh fruit skewers and cookies
- Two bottles of mineral water or sparkling mineral water
Vegetarian and special dietary options are available upon special request. Guests can also choose to add any wines or beers from the beverage menu at a 50% discount.
All picnic baskets come with everything needed for a special treat down on the sand, including a custom Cafe Roma beach mat and tea towels for guests to take home as a memento of their summer picnic on the beach. An additional HK$250 deposit will be charged with each picnic basket order, refundable upon return of the wicker picnic basket and silver cutlery to the restaurant.
Simply make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance (excluding Monday) to pre-order a fully stocked picnic basket to go at HK$438 each. The picnic basket is available for pick-up all day, Tuesdays to Sundays.
A beach party is the epitome of summer, so go ahead and get your friends and family together for an alfresco feast by the shore with Cafe Roma’s special picnic basket.
Enjoy a relaxing summer with family and friends now! For reservations or enquiries, please contact (852) 3446 1226 or email@example.com.