InterContinental menu promotes ‘diplomacy through gastronomy’

The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand is working with chefs to world leaders to promote “diplomacy through gastronomy” and highlight the importance of alleviating hunger.

Twenty personal chefs of the world’s presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens and princes are partnering with the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel’s Executive Chef Serge Devesa and City Harvest to serve lunch to more than 200 New Yorkers in need at the Xavier Mission July 27. Ten dishes designed to showcase homestyle cooking from the first families of the world will be featured, including chopped summer salad with pecans and tarragon dressing from the chef to U.S. President Barack Obama and zucchini flowers stuffed with vegetables from the chef to Prince Albert II of Monaco.

During the week of July 29, 16 InterContinental properties’ restaurants in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Argentina will feature the dishes as part of a special “Fit for Royalty” menu. A portion of the proceeds from the menu will be donated to local food banks in participating hotels’ cities.