[... or "How to re-invent Rose & Mary, holding on to our strong principles"]
Dear food lover,
This is personal, from Rose, representing all our Chefs, people who have spent their summer hours in the kitchen crafting new dishes and coming up with ideas, and from Mary, representing the time, commitment and detail-obsession that all of us have put into making this coming season the best and healthiest so far for you.
Summer is about to finish, days are shorter, the wind is blowing, and we have a new menu. We have listened to your feedback and we have improved the description to our plates, adding nutritional properties, and being extremely precise with ingredients, we have a new façade, newly refined pictures, better detail, healthier ingredients. We have studied so that everything you loved so far is still part of our offering, but hopefully presented in a slightly improved version, with a few new seasonal touches that we hope you'll like as much as we do. The philosophy is always the same and so is the underlying principle: keep it healthy, with taste.
And we are now incredibly excited you'll get to taste all of our new menu!
Don't be afraid to lose your favourites. Remember those quinoa fritters that you liked to share? Find them under the heading of Quinoa, Broadbean and Courgette Mini Burgers, with the Tzatziki sauce optional on the side, still a healthy and gluten-free game of soft and crunchy textures. Think about those Courgetti, Courgettes-based Spaghetti, that combined the low caloric content of courgettes with a triumph of taste for the palate? We now call them Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) and present them in two variants: with home-made broccoli cream, to boost your anti-oxidants, and with home-made beetroot hummus, to give you the strength you need for colder days. You'll still see your healthy versions of the comfort foods you all loved, from that Hot and Spicy Marinated Chicken Mezze Platter you had with friends, to our originally Italian recipes that we now cook with Organic Gluten Free Pasta, Brown Rice Risotto with seasonal mushrooms and more.
Yet, we wanted to re-invent ourselves. Follow the trends, follow the season.
Let us take you through your tropical memories, thanks to what we believe to be "the new Sushi": the Poke Bowl. Offered in three different version, all filled with superfoods: a vegan Mexican-inspired one, a chicken and quinoa rich one and the classic Hawaiian with the benefits of fresh tuna and avocado, the Bowls have proven to be one of our bestsellers in our Milan restaurant and we're ready to present them to you this season. A complete yet light and healthy combination of colourful ingredients. And so we have done with our salads, including a Mediterranean version with Pomegranate that is a must try straight away.
Feeling cold and beaten by the start of a tough season? Warm homemade soups are back, and amongst our personal favourites. Find out a vegan mixed veggie soups rich with anti-oxidants and ready for your body to be immune to the coming seasonal flu, or a red lentils one, rich in those filling sensation coming from legumes' nutrients. And a new and improved version of our mains, all with a core high quality animal protein you have loved in the past, from oxtail to lamb, from chicken to turkey, from wild seabass to prawns and salmon. There is one for every taste and one for every palate, with a side of seasonal vegetables and an addition of chia seeds, sesame seeds, superfoods that generally are rich in minerals and vitamins so as to clean your body after all that summer running around.
For the sweet-tooth aficionados, we have not forgotten you. Your brownie, your almond tartlet, the chocolate semi-freddo and, our new favourite, a pomegranate vegan panna cotta are all there. Our Pastry Chefs are using 100% Organic Dark Chocolate, Almond Milk, arts and crafts that will make your dessert 100% guilt-free.
And last, but not least, let us introduce you to two new seasonal juice offerings, rich in ingredients that are part of the colours and flavours of September: A Red Beetroot one (keep yourself young and strong) and a Pears, Ginger and Kale green anti-oxidant miracle.
Well, this is us for now. Hopefully you'll like our new September Menu as much as we do. As always, feel free to give us your feedback via email or through our Social Networks. But most importantly: feel good. You are made of what you eat, and let's start facing this season with a healthy lifestyle, a walk to the next tube stop and a tasty dinner!
The Team at Rose & Mary