ANCIENT MEDICINE INSPIRES
Inspired by an ancient Chinese medicine
doctrine known as Huangdi Neijing, or the
“Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic,” Executive
Chinese Chef Ip Kwok Fai of the award-winning Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at the
JW MARRIOTT HONG KONG has created a
unique five-element gourmet menu designed
to balance the body’s nutritional needs. Chef
Ip selects various ingredients representing
the five Chinese elements and colors: wood
(green), fire (red), earth (yellow), metal (white)
and water (black), and innovatively crafts a
menu that balances each element in one’s body.
From appetizer to main course to dessert, Chef
lp manages the synergies of each of the five
elements and colors with menus that provide
diversified nutrition and help attain balance
in the body. The pre-set menu is available for
dinner only and requires a minimum of six
diners and a three-day advance reservation.
A unique five-element
gourmet menu is a
testament to good
health, while pleasing
the eye and the palate.
HATCHING A NEW CULINARY EXPERIENCE IN ORLANDO
While it has long fed the culinary imagination of the chefs at the JW MARRIOTT ORLANDO
GRANDE LAKES, it was only natural that the resort’s 7,000-square-foot organic garden,
known as Whisper Creek Farm, would inspire its own restaurant. Open this spring, Whisper
Creek Farm: The Kitchen features comfort food using the farm’s bounty, including fresh eggs
supplied by the resort’s 50 resident chickens. Aside from providing farm-fresh eggs, the
chicken coop enhances the farm's sustainability e;orts, as the chickens eat the “waste” from
the garden—greens, stems, roots, etc.—which eliminates the need for a large compost area.
The chickens’ own waste adds nutrients back into the soil, creating a natural fertilizer.