Le Petit Cuisine - Heart Healthy Menus and Spa Package

I Heart The Twelve!

Innovative as ever, food at The Twelve is recognised by Croí in the pilot Healthy Ways Awards Special Package: 2 nights Bed and Breakfast in a Splendid Suite Special two course Healthy Ways lunch in The Pins One back, neck & shoulder massage One Voya seaweed bath €210 per person sharing midweek / €230 per person sharing at weekends.

Innovative as ever, dishes on the menus at The Twelve have just been recognised by Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation, in their pilot Healthy Ways Awards.In response to the growing demand for healthier menu options, The Twelve has been delighted to welcome the Croí Nutrition & Dietetic Team to analyse various dishes on their menus with a view to helping their customers make healthier food choices, based on lifestyle needs. Not just delicious, but now recognised as actively good for you, seven different dishes at The Twelve have been awarded Croí Healthy Ways Awards, ranging from spicy chicken salad, which got three awards, the Blood Pressure Friendly Award, Cholesterol Friendly Award, and Diabetic Friendly Award, to cod with potsticker dumplings, which got two awards, the Weight Friendly Award and Blood Pressure Friendly Award, to the local wild honey roasted flat peaches, which has also been awarded two awards,the Cholesterol Friendly Award and Blood Pressure Friendly Award.The Healthy Ways Award icons are displayed beside the award-winning dishes on the menus at The Twelve, giving concerned customers a guaranteed assurance the dish is suitable to their healthy lifestyle requirements.“The Twelve is delighted to be contributing to the fight against heart disease through this innovative pilot Healthy Ways Awards scheme,” says Fergus O’Halloran, the hotel’s general manager, “and we think that Croí’s approach to education, heart health promotion and lifestyle& behaviour change is a great, positive way to address these concerns in a very real way. Having the Healthy Ways Award icons on our menus is a way of drawing people’s attention to the issue, as well as providing our customers who need the reassurance that this is food that is good for them.”

To introduce the Healthy Ways Awards at The Twelve, there is a special spa package available from €210 per person sharing midweek or €230 per person sharing at weekend including two nights bed and breakfast in one of the Splendid guest rooms which feature a Juliet balcony, mood enhancing lighting and the hotel’s legendary chic design. The package also includes a two course lunch in The Pins with suitable dietary approved dishes from the Healthy Ways menu followed by the difficult choice of who gets which bespoke spa treatment using locally created VOYA products. With a seaweed bath and a back,neck and shoulder massage also available as part of the package, this is surely the only decision which will weigh heavily on you and your guest’s hearts during your Healthy Ways stay at The Twelve Hotel!

Paul Cotter

Bad Dog, 16 Seapoint, Barna, Galway