BANGALORE 2IST April – This spring, Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day with an enhanced ‘Rooted in Nature’ programme championing sustainable culinary initiatives across the Middle East, Europe, India, the Indian Ocean and North America. Launching this Earth Day on 22nd April 2022, an array of new gastronomic journeys will be added and continue indefinitely across the groups MEIA region, ensuring that every day is Earth Day at Shangri-La.

To mark the occasion, new culinary dishes will be introduced across Shangri-La hotels in the region, highlighting the importance of sustainable dining through ethically sourced ingredients found on the menus year-round. In addition to raising environmental awareness, the campaign celebrates Shangri-La chefs and hotel teams who source the best possible ingredients with the upmost respect for nature. Dishes on offer will include produce and herbs grown on hotel grounds, locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables, line-caught fish, free range beef, as well as honey from Shangri-La Toronto’s own rooftop beehive.

Rooted in Nature, which recognizes the exciting differences in the group’s locations, is a gastronomic initiative presenting diners with locally or ethically sourced food offerings. The campaign encourages culinary teams across the hotels and resorts to incorporate sustainable items from local markets into the menus, ensuring authentic flavour with every bite. Guests can identify Rooted in Nature menu items by spotting the pea shoot logo beside the dish description on all restaurant menus

Epicureans who love to travel for food can rest assured that with Rooted in Nature, the cuisine will not only be of exceptional quality but ethically sourced and lovingly created. From world renowned Michelin starred Chinese cuisine at the Shang Palace in Paris to sky-high dining in London, and from floating breakfasts in Dubai to Shangri-La insiders’ favourite local markets, Rooted in Nature assures guests dine in peace; safe in the knowledge that dishes must meet one or more of the five guidelines set out by the group:

  • · support local agricultural and fishing communities
  • · buy chemical & pesticide-free local produce
  • · source from free-range livestock and poultry products where possible
  • · acquire sustainably-sourced seafood that are caught through ethical means
  • · serve organic and fair trade products indicated by national and local food safety standards

On the island of Mauritius, the wonders of nature abound at Shangri-La Le Touessrok with an array of restaurants offering local favourites such as freshly caught Catch of the Day sourced especially by Mauritian’s finest fishermen, locally grown Orange Roma Tomato Carpaccio and Arugula all served at Republic Beach Club Restaurant; sustainable aquaculture King Fish served at Kushi, the resort’s specialized Japanese restaurant manned by a master sushi chef; and the Kuchumbar Salad with all locally sourced spices at the resort’s much loved Indian restaurant, Safran.

With one third of the earth’s food production in need of pollination, bees are crucial to the environment and food sustainability. With this in mind, Shangri-La Toronto created the B-Wall in partnership with Birks, Canada’s leading jeweler, and Alvéole, a Montreal-based organization that promotes and assists with beehive installation, maintenance and honey extraction. With roughly 50,000 bees, the hive produces approximately 20 kilos of honey each year. The harvested honey is used in the hotel’s culinary creations including a seasonal B-Wall Afternoon Tea and custom cocktails. The hotel took this raw, unpasteurized, hyperlocal ingredient one step further and partnered with Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery to brew their own B-Wall Honey Lager; offered in newly designed 437-milliliter cans, where guests can enjoy the canned lager as an in-room amenity, as well as on draft in the comfort of the Lobby Lounge.

Shangri-La Eros New Delhi offers Organic Eggs and Hydroponic Vegetables at the hotel’s international cuisine restaurant, Tamra during the Breakfast Buffet. Guests can also enjoy Organic Honey and Peanut Bonbon as an in-room amenity on Earth Day, Friday, 22 April 2022.

Shangri-La Bengaluru incorporates the idea of sustainability at b Café, the all-day dining restaurant, with freshly squeezed Organic Vegetable Juice for breakfast and Free-range Grilled Chicken at the buffet stations. Educating the importance of Honey Bee endangerment, guests are greeted with an edible Chocolate Paint Canvas as a special in-room amenity on Earth Day, 22 April 2022.

To make a reservation at Shangri-La restaurants and to experience Rooted in Nature first hand please visit Further information on Rooted in Nature can be found by following the initiative via social media channels using the hashtag #myshangrila.