by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman —
As the weather is getting considerably colder and all of the forecasts are predicting a winter similar to last year’s, some of us are thinking about getting away to a warmer place for a little R&R. If you have kids you might want to look into InterContinental Hotels & Resorts as they have an amazing new children’s menu, Planet Trekkers, that’s also available as room service! I recently attended an event to celebrate the launch of the menu with my daughter and we both got to taste some of the kid-friendly and yummy dishes!
The event was geared for kids and enabled them to be hands-on and try different dishes from the menu. My daughter assembled a veggie burger:
The pumpkin and potato mash was absolutely mouthwatering (I’ve got a recipe below)
My daughter had fun doing some crafts:
An Ice Cream Sundae with a brownie was the perfect ending to a fun evening!
The children’s menu is really perfect for kids! Designed for ages 4-12, here are some of the items on the menu: Veggie and hummus dip, plus broccoli and corn fritters for appetizers; french fries and broccoli trees with butter for sides; tomato risotto, chicken fingers, penne pasta and steak frites for the main course; and berry yogurt ice cream and watermelon popsicles for dessert. For drinks there’s apple juice, orange juice, milk, plus a tropical smoothie and a strawberry & banana smoothie, which both my daughter and I thought was delicious! The menu also has fun activities for kids to keep them occupied while they wait.
Click here to learn more about the menu.
Potato & Pumpkin Mash (recipe courtesy of InterContinental Hotel)
2 cups Butternut squash/pumpkin
2 cups potatoes
2 ounces Unsalted butter
2 ounces Milk
Table salt (as needed)
Freshly ground black pepper (as needed)
1. Peel the squash and potatoes and cut them in large chunks if required.
2. Boil peeled squash and potatoes separately in salted water until tender.
3. Once cooked pass all squash and potatoes through a food mill.
4. In a pan over low heat melt the butter, add the mash followed by milk and mix well.
5. Add the seasoning, take off heat and serve.
At the event the mash was served in a pumpkin which was adorable!
Photos by Matt Lorenz
I was not compensated for this post. I received a gift bag.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 7, 5 and 2) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.