Saturday, May 23, 2009
Jamie Oliver designs kid's menu for Swedish hotel
Scandic Hotels, which are all over Sweden, are working with Jamie Oliver to create a new kid's menu. I've seen it, and it looks pretty good! (In fact, I'd say it has a leg up on most of the grown-up hotel menus I've seen.) I got to try the dish above, which is meatballs, pasta, broad beans, parmesan and a tasty tomato sauce, and it was really nice. The dessert is "smush-ins", which is a bowl of plain ice cream and a wide variety of toppings for the kids to pick and mix. Nice!
How Scandic came about asking Jamie is pretty funny. Apparently they had a conference, and had an exercise where they had to imagine that if their hotel chain was a person, who would it be? And apparently they came up with... Jamie. I'd have loved to hear the reasoning, and even more the phone call to Jamie to explain it...