Kanika Hotels & Resorts, the leading hotel leisure group in Cyprus and a pioneer in Luxury All-Inclusive and Half-Board Plus holidays, has embarked on a new culinary innovation program that has already delivered the first delicious results across all Kanika Hotels & Resorts. The program was developed and is being implemented by Kanika’s Culinary innovation and Development Team and Kanika’s award-winning chefs, in cooperation with Consultant Executive Chef Peter Gorton from the UK, a Michelin star holder with undisputed credentials.
Under the banner of “World-inclusive dining that makes you smile”, the new Kanika culinary innovation program involved a substantial investment in new resources and intensive training of Kanika’s complete team of chefs in close cooperation with the Michelin star Executive Chef Peter Gorton. The results of their joint efforts speak for themselves: significantly upgraded quality and quantity in all menus including the use of new and exciting fresh ingredients, to offer hotel guests broader and balanced variety, consistent quality, best value, and a most enjoyable Luxury All-Inclusive and Half-Board Plus culinary experience during their holiday in Cyprus.
In addition to introducing new dishes and refining old favorites served during themed and international buffet meals, three of Kanika’s six branded restaurants welcome guests with new menus that have already been well received. The former Kiku Japanese Restaurant has been rebranded and is now operating in all Kanika hotels as the Seven Orchids Pan Asian Restaurant. The Garibaldi, the connoisseur-calibre Italian Restaurant, takes fine dining to new levels, while the Rock ‘n’ Roll Diner follows American traditions with a new and upgraded menu of all-time American favorites now offered for lunch as well.
Gorton says: “I’m happy to be involved in a project where everyone genuinely welcomes change and strives for continuous improvement.” Kanika’s team is well aware that culinary innovation is not just a one-off exercise for this year. It’s an ongoing process with both a short and long-term view. Kanika Hotels’ Group General Manager Christos Pericou says: “We always have to think ahead to stay ahead. We are determined to offer our guests a contemporary taste experience that takes them around the world, and to make sure they enjoy every single meal.”
Members of Kanika Hotels are located in all the main resorts on the southern coast of Cyprus: Alexander the Great Beach Hotel Olympic Lagoon Resort in Agia Napa, Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, and Olympic Lagoon Resort in Paphos.
Consultant Chef Peter Gorton from the UK, is a former proprietor of a number of restaurants, holder of Michelin 1 Star and 3 Rosettes for several years, author of several cookery books and other publications, and known for his numerous popular TV cooking programmes on UK television.