Windstar Cruises partnered with the National Health Association to create a new vegan menu available on all six of the line’s yachts. The plant-based dishes are prepared without added salt, oil or sugar, and are also gluten-free.
“The National Health Association points out that vegetarian and vegan diets are not always healthy, and for meals to be truly health-promoting, they also need to be minimally processed and prepared,” said Peter Tobler, director of hotel operations, Windstar. “We’ve seen an increased demand for whole-food, plant-based dishes from our customers, and we’re really excited to work with the NHA to bring them something that’s nutritious and delicious. As a side benefit, plant-based foods also reduce our environmental footprint – a major goal of Windstar’s – allowing us to tread more lightly on this planet.”
Guests can expect to see a variety of dishes on the new menu, including smoothies, baked cauliflower croquettes with salsa verde, penne rigate pasta with vegetables, veggie enchiladas, chia seed truffles and tahini brownies.
“The Windstar culinary team has knocked it out of the park in executing the specific requirements of our meals,” said Wanda Huberman, executive director, National Health Association. “Every meal is absolutely delicious and served in a beautiful presentation with so much variety that no one will leave a meal feeling hungry or less than satisfied.”
Windstar Cruises began training its culinary team on the new menu, with plans to debut the offerings fleetwide in June. Existing menu items will still be available to guests.
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