The humble restaurant menu is your gateway into a world of succulence. At its most basic, the menu will show you what types of food are available and how much you can expect to pay for each one, but every real restaurant knows that the menu offers so much more than that as long as you do it right.
Here we will take a look at the importance of the restaurant menu and how ours can help you to get a better understanding of the best Lebanese restaurant in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Setting The Theme
Many restaurants have an overall theme that they want to stick to, which will often come through in the design of the building and the way that the food is presented. Some focus on fun and games, making them ideal for children, whereas others focus on class and prestige.
Here at Aqua, we place our focus into the mood of the restaurant itself, creating a relaxed and friendly environment that is able to welcome young and old alike. Our menu has to reflect that in terms of the colours used and the way the various dishes are presented and explained. As such, the text it contains should not be intimidating and the service staff must make sure they are available to answer any questions you may have about an item on the menu.
Providing More Information About The Restaurant
We want you to feel comfortable as soon as you sit down at Aqua Food and Mood, so having a little bit of information about our restaurant in your hand can be reassuring, particularly if it’s the first time that you have come to visit us.
As such, a good menu should tell people what they can expect from the food that they are going to order. It should offer a little bit of history, if applicable, but, more importantly, it should offer enough information about the food that people can make an informed decision. What goes into each dish, how hot is it and are there any ingredients that may be of concern to people with allergies? A good menu should provide all of that information.
A Good Variety
While all restaurants have a set number of dishes, a good menu should highlight the variety that the restaurant has to offer. After all, we all have different tastes so the menu should make it clear that there are many different dishes that can accommodate that.
This comes down to information, in part, as a simple list of dishes without context may lead a person to believe that there is little variance between them. However, a good menu should highlight the different qualities of each dish and offer plenty of variety for every course, to ensure that nobody feels like they have to order something that they don’t want to eat. Plus, the experimental foodie may enjoy exploring dishes they have never heard of before, which can only be done if there is enough variety on the menu in the first place.
Here at Aqua Food and Mood we are able to create the mood to suit any occasion. Whether it’s a nice family meal, a romantic dinner for two or a full party atmosphere that you are looking for, we are able to provide.
In fact, we consider parties something of a specialty and we love to host large groups of people who have gathered together so that they can have a good time. So why should you hold your party at Aqua? Here are just a few of the reasons.
The Food is Great
Okay, so you would probably be expecting us to say this seeing as we make the food, but it has to be said anyway. Our food tastes amazing, and we are sure you will agree when that first morsel passes your lips.
We pride ourselves on creating the best Lebanese food in Coventry, so we always ensure that all of our meals have been fine-tuned to perfection so that you can never be disappointed by what’s on your plate when you bring your party to us. As for our desserts, let’s just say that we have some traditional Lebanese treats that will blow your mind.
So what happens when you have eaten your meal and you’re just looking for a little bit of time to relax, let the meal settle and perhaps enjoy one of our cocktails? Well, you can always head out to our dedicated Shisha Garden and chill out with one of a wide variety of flavours that we have available.
Many people find that Shisha is the ideal way to end their party, as they get to enjoy the Shisha with their friends and family. It’s the perfect time to relax, have a chat and maybe relive some of those old memories that come up when you get a large group of you together again.
Aqua Food and Mood are big supporters of the live entertainment scene in both Coventry and Warwickshire, which is why we hold periodic events that feature some of the hottest talents in the area.
Whenever we do have a performer in the restaurant it is a good idea to book early to make sure that you are in prime position to see them. They can really add to the party atmosphere and add that extra little something to the night to make sure it is really special.
We Are Here For You
We always make a fuss about our customers, regardless of if they are here for a light lunch or here as part of a huge party. However, if it is your birthday, or you’re celebrating another important occasion, we like to think that we go the extra mile to make sure you have a great time.
If there are any arrangements that need to be made regarding cakes and celebrations, please do let us know when you book your table and we will be more than happy to do whatever we can to make sure the night goes as you intend it to.
There is nothing that makes us happier here at Aqua Food and Mood than seeing our customers enjoying the Lebanese cuisine that we serve each and every day. It is the reason why we do what we do and we truly would not be here without our wonderful customers.
In particular, we enjoy recognising the eating habits of our different customers. Some simply wolf their food down, enjoying every last morsel so much that they seemingly can’t wait to get onto the next bite. Others take their time and savour every mouthful, chewing slowly in an effort to get every last bit of flavour from their food.
While we would never assume we can tell people how to eat, we have found that there are many benefits that can be experience if you take your time with your food and really savour it. Here we look at a few of them that may be reason enough to try eating a little slower.
Enjoying Your Food
Many of the dishes we create at Aqua Food and Mood are made as a result of a delicate combination of ingredients that our chefs have worked to perfect over the course of many months, and even years, of cooking.
In some cases, the best way to get the absolute most out of your meal is to simply eat it slowly so that the flavours of each individual ingredient has the opportunity to merge with the others and create a taste sensation that you might otherwise have missed if you are a quick eater.
You May Lose Weight
If you are currently a little concerned about your weight and are considering starting a diet, you may be encouraged to hear that eating a little slower is believed to help you lose weight, without ever changing any of your other eating habits. In fact, some studies have claimed you can lose as much as 20 pounds a year by taking your time and eating a little slower.
The theory goes that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register whether or not your stomach is full. As such, if you eat too quickly you may find you overindulge. While this is a good thing on occasion, it is something to be avoided if you want to shed the pounds. By eating slower, your brain has a better idea of whether or not you are full and will send you the appropriate signals.
Do you find that you often have issues with your digestion after you have eaten? Maybe your stomach feels like its churning or you are suffering from the effects of indigestion. All of these may be signs that you are eating a little quicker than your body would like you to.
By eating slower and chewing more thoroughly, you not only get the added taste benefits with many foods, but you are also helping your body to better digest what you are eating. Simply put, the more work you do up top, the less needs to be done once the food hits your stomach.
If you are a regular viewer of our Facebook page (and if you aren’t then be sure to follow us) then you may have noticed that we occasionally like to talk about and share pictures relating to Arabic Coffee. This type of coffee is actually quite different from the regular brands that you will find on supermarket shelves, so we have decided to take a little time to have an in-depth look at Arabic Coffee and hopefully convince a few of you to give it a try the next time you come in for a visit.
Coffee actually finds its roots in Ethiopia, where its use dates all the way back to the 9th century. As the legend goes, a goat herder named Kaldi discovered that his goats had an increased level of energy when they chewed on certain berries and beans, leading to the discovery of coffee as an energising drink. It wasn’t until the 15th century that the drink found its way in Middle-Eastern and Arabic regions, but it very quickly became popular when it did, particularly during feasts and social functions.
Arabic Coffee is actually extremely healthy, and can be enjoyed practically guilt free if you are currently on a diet and want to watch your calorie count. This is because a small cup of the coffee is almost free of fat and only has a minor amount of calories. It also doesn’t contain carbohydrates, though these can be added to the coffee through sugar and cream.
As such, taking Arabic Coffee completely black is not only the best way to experience the drink in its purest form, but it is also the healthiest. We heartily recommend it, though we understand if one or two people want to cheat a little bit and add some cream and sugar as well.
There is a lot of information currently circulating about the health benefits of Arabic Coffee, all of which seems to indicate that it is surprisingly good for you.
There are a number of studies stating that coffee can play a large part in minimising the risk of contracting such ailments as dementia, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, with some studies even pointing to it as being able to combat certain forms of cancer.
Of course, given the drink’s caffeine content, a point must be made about the dangers of consuming too much of it. Arabic Coffee is a drink to be enjoyed following a wonderful meal, not one to be consumed all through the day. As great as it tastes, be sure to keep it to an occasional treat if you already drink tea, coffee or other caffeinated beverages as well.
We hope that you have found this post interesting and that you might consider giving Arabic Coffee a try next time you visit one of our restaurants. Our helpful staff will ensure that you get a perfectly prepared cup so that you can enjoy it the way it is meant to be enjoyed.