Mediterranean on the plate

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Patrons of the New World Saigon Hotel can enjoy a taste of Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Lebanon and North Africa next month.

The hotel's first Mediterranean food and beverage promotion, running from November 9-20 and costing US$46 per person, will feature food indigenous to countries around the Mediterranean Sea.

To give a small sampling, there will be mushroom and asparagus risotto served with parmeggiano regioanno cheese, chicken tajine, which is a Moroccan claypot specialty, Mediterranean lamb shank and grilled fish with rosemary and fennel.

By its nature, the buffet food at the New World will be rich in unsaturated oils, low in cholesterol and high in fiber.

The fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and seeds that are part of a Mediterranean diet are full of micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can help protect against cancer and heart disease.

The hotel has teamed up with Classic Fine Foods to give one lucky diner the chance to win a Mediterranean food hamper worth more than VND625,000 and filled with delicacies such as pasta, oils, wine, cooking sauces, olives and cold cuts.

Reservations for the buffet dinner are recommended.

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