The LittleOnes were invited to play the role of Junior Food Critic for 20 restaurants under the Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG). Ben Tobitt, JRG Group Head Chef and Gabrielle Kurz, Executive Well Being Chef were given the task to come up with nutritious and yummy wholesome food that will appeal to little diners.
Although the menu is still in the early stage of research and development, the JRG Chef’s wanted to get the feedback of the kids and parents to further improve the dishes prepared.
To be a Junior Food Critic was a serious job, kids were given feedback forms to rate each dish they manage to try.
Our picky eater Kuya V was happy to take on the challenge and was able to try almost all of the dishes prepared, he even ate a vegetable salad! Most of the dishes he tried was given the happy smile rank. Here are some of our favorites:
Kuya V kept on going back to get more of the Dahi Papdi Chaat prepared by Naya restaurant. LittleMiss who did not get a good nap that day only got to eat Chunky Fish Cake of Rivington Grill and Carrot Cake of Alta Badia. Everything was really delicious, the Mushroom Gnocchi was my number 1 dish.
Here’s a clip from the City 7 Tv New, Kuya V was interviewed.
My only suggestion is that I hope they find a way to present the dish in a fun way – serve dish in a colorful plate or cut in fun/animal shapes. Looking at the Dahi Papdi Chaat photo, it very much looks like a volcano. I know that it will take a lot of work and complicates things but presenting food in a fun way encourages children to try new stuff.
Thank you for having us.
We are looking forward to it’s official launch early 2016 across 20 Jumeirah Restaurants.