- The culinary team brings a blast of fresh sea-inspired cuisine this October -
Jordan, [19. September 2019]: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Jordan is inviting international guests and local residents to come savour the tastes and flavors of the Mediterranean this autumn with the launch of its latest global menu – ‘Pesto and Pistou.
Marking another gastronomic triumph for a brand synonymous with culinary excellence for more than 70 years, the expert chefs at Mövenpick have perfected a new innovative range of pestos (Italian) and pistous (French) to create seven experimental dishes, available at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Jordan throughout October 2019.
The culinary team at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Jordan will lead the kitchen in preparing the pesto and pistou based dishes. These two classic European sauces are both based on the aromatic herb, basil, which is harvested in late summer. Savoury favourites will include seared Ahi tuna with olive and eggplant pesto and seafood soup with tarragon pistou. For dessert, a sweet treat with a real difference – Bundt cake with chocolate-mint pesto, served alongside a frothy Mövenpick Espresso.
“We are excited to work with these luscious basil-based sauces, introducing them to guests in ways they have not likely experienced before,” said Chef Marcel Riemer, Executive Chef at Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea “The seasonality of using pesto and pistou is important to us, as basil is traditionally harvested in late summer and preserved into these rich, oil-based sauces that are full of colour, flavour, and healthy omega-3s – perfect for brightening up our cuisine, and our spirits, amid the cooling weather.”
Igor Ruge Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea Hotel manager added: “While our guests and our local fans love to return for their favourite classic Mövenpick dishes, we always seek to surprise and delight with seasonal offerings or special food-related events. We are certain that our Pesto & Pistou menu will excite the palates of even the most experimental foodies while providing a fitting send-off to summer with a tribute to the flavours that conjure up Mediterranean sun and sea.”
Pesto and pistou are two versions of a flavourful sauce based on basil, olive oil, and cheese. Italian pesto, which originates in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy, is blended from garlic, basil, pine nuts, grated pecorino cheese (or sometimes parmesan) and olive oil while its French cousin, pistou, is a Provençal cold sauce with similar ingredients, but without the pine nuts and with or without cheese.
Mövenpick’s versions add new surprising ingredients to the blend while preserving the essence of both Mediterranean specialty sauces to create seven pesto/pistou-inspired dishes:
For more information on Mövenpick’s Pesto, Pistou menu, available throughout October 2019, please visit https://www.movenpick.com/en/restaurants/pesto/
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