Welsh Casino offers meal to help smokers rediscover taste buds

A report today on the icWales website states that a casino is dishing up richly flavoured food to help Wales’ smokers rediscover their taste buds and curb their cravings.

As the smoking ban came into force yesterday, Grosvenor Casino Atlantic Wharf, in Cardiff, unveiled its menu of spicy Welsh lamb, pomegranate and gogi berries.

The “Light-en Up” menu has been devised to ensure customers still have a good night out, even if they cannot smoke inside.

The three-course menu, created in conjunction with nutritionist Helena Hall, is packed full of nutritious and exotic ingredients to help smokers combat cravings as well as helping the 19% of people who have already committed to quitting get to grips with any withdrawal symptoms and reinvigorate their taste buds.

The starter of avocado, roasted red pepper and baby spinach salad topped with a soft poached egg and toasted pumpkin seeds features a sweet gogi berry dressing. Gogi berries are considered to be the most nutritionally rich fruit on the planet and are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids.

The spicy main course of Kashmiri-braised Welsh lamb shank and South Indian vegetables, spiced with asafoetida, is designed to resurrect smokers’ 5,000 forgotten taste buds. Asafoetida also has a powerful neutralising effect on toxic minerals caused by cigarettes.

This may be the way to continue to attract ‘smokers’ to the casino, but with the starter and dessert costing £4 each, and the main costing £10.99, one would wonder how many people could afford to pay these extra costs on a regular basis.

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