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Moksa Restaurant brings first Asian brunch buffet to Cambridge

Brunch meets chopsticks each and every Sunday at Moksa Restaurant. For only $20 dollars between 10am and 3pm, patrons can choose from a buffet of Asian influenced breakfast and lunch items. Moksa puts a twist on your classic brunch with choices such as the Masala Scramble, a chili infused scrambled egg, and the Japanese curried hash brown.

The creative take on brunch tradition does not end with the food. Boston’s Best Mixologist, Noon Inthasuwan-Summers, has crafted a selection of $4.50 brunch cocktails in recognition of Moksa’s location at 450 Mass Ave. The Mi-Moksa replaces the Mimosa’s orange juice and champagne with bubbly sake and grapefruit juice, while the Sake Mary is exactly what its name suggests, a Bloody Mary with Sake.

To Celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 10th, Moksa will be adding a few more treats to its Asian brunch. You can expect to see dragon dancers as you dine and the first 20 people to make reservations on www.moksarestaurant.com will receive a red envelope upon arrival to try out their New Year’s luck. Only a select few of the red envelopes will be winners, so get out your good luck charms.

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The Co-operative Nets Top Marine Accolade

The Co-operative Group has been ranked top in the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Supermarket Survey 2011, scoring 84% and earning a gold award for sustainable seafood.

As one of the most sustainable seafood retailers in the UK, The Co-operative was praised for its product labelling, Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy and sustainability initiatives.

The retailer doesn’t sell any of the products identified by MCS’s “Fish to Avoid” list and all its own-brand tuna is now caught using the pole and line method. Pole and line fishing is a more selective fishing method which results in less by-catch*, which reduces the impact of fishing on the biodiversity of a region.

According to The Co-operative Ethical Consumerism Report, which is published this week (Thursday 15 December), last year, UK sales of fish from sustainable sources grew 16.3 per cent, from £178m to £207m, twice the rate for total fish sales which increased 8.2 per cent.

The Co-operative Food’s Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy governs the sourcing of all its own-brand wild and farmed seafood including all food products, which contain fish, from ready meals to sandwiches. Each own-brand product is assessed to confirm the source is a responsible fishery, examining the individual species based on fishery location and method of catch; species’ resilience to fishing; by-catch estimates and whether species are endangered.

In 1998, The Co-operative was one of the first organisations to register support for the Marine Stewardship Council and has continued to work closely with them to promote responsible, environmentally friendly fishing practices.

Since then, The Co-operative has provided £200,000 to support UK fisheries to pursue Marine Stewardship Council certification. To date, 12 UK fisheries have benefited from this fund, including the entire Sussex inshore fishery comprising of 26 fisheries.

In 2009, the retailer supported the MCS’s Marine Reserves Now! campaign to lobby to adopt a policy manifesto commitment for 30% of UK waters to be Highly Protected Marine Reserves by 2020.

More recently, The Co-operative joined the battle to save the European eel with an innovative river navigation scheme designed to reverse the dramatic decline in eel numbers. Together with its partner The Rivers Trust, The Co-operative is building specially-designed passes, enabling eels to navigate physical barriers such as dams, weirs and flood defences which prevent them from reaching the slow-moving, upstream waters they require to grow to maturity.

In light of its work with UK fisheries, The Co-operative was also highly commended by MCS for the Best Sustainability Initiative.

Sean Toal, Acting Chief Executive at The Co-operative Food, said: “To top the Marine Conservation Society Supermarket Survey demonstrates our commitment to responsible sourcing and sustainable seafood. Our Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy, engagement in seafood sustainability initiatives and the work we have done to eliminate ‘Fish to avoid’ identified by MCS scored particularly highly.”

For more information about The Co-operative’s Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy visithttp://www.co-operative.coop/join-the-revolution/our-plan/Environment/Nature-conservation/.

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Jumeirah Restaurants – The Noodle House – goes Down Under

Jumeirah Restaurants, the dedicated branded restaurant division within the Jumeirah Group, has signed a license agreement in Australia with Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), a subsidiary of the Emirates Group.

The agreement signed by Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group, and Gary Chapman, President Group Services and Dnata for Emirates Group, will see the expansion of The Noodle House brand in Australia, with the first outlet opening at Southbank in Melbourne, October 2009.

Already a popular choice for diners in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Riyadh, Kuwait and Doha, The Noodle House restaurant provides a unique combination of wholesome food and energetic ambience. Inspired by the food and nightlife of exciting South East Asian cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, and Jakarta, The Noodle House offers Asian delicacies in an informal yet stylish setting.

Phil Broad, Managing Director of Jumeirah Restaurants, said: “We are excited to be working with ELR on the opening of The Noodle House in Australia. ELR are already our partners in Abu Dhabi and Muscat and it is a pleasure to continue our great business relations by entering a new and exciting part of the world.”

Richard Hollands, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Leisure Retail LLC, said: “We are pleased with our plans to launch The Noodle House this year at Melbourne’s premier entertainment precinct, Southbank. Our announcement today marks a new chapter with the Jumeirah Group that builds upon the successes of our partnerships in the UAE.”

The signing follows the recent openings of The Noodle House outlets in Kuwait, Riyadh and Doha.

About Jumeirah Restaurants
Jumeirah Restaurants is the dedicated branded restaurant division within the Jumeirah Group tasked to set up and license innovative and successful dining restaurant concepts to partners worldwide. The first restaurant brand to be developed under the division was The Noodle House, a vibrant casual dining restaurant where chefs prepare aromatic South East Asian dishes within minutes over an open flame and in full view of the guests.

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Waitrose Launches New Range Of Seasonal Fine Foods With An International Twist Which Has Something To Suit All Tastes And Budgets

Waitrose has announced the launch of their new range of seasonal fine foods with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

As the credit crunch drives the appeal for home entertaining and dining, those watching the pennies this festive period can still enjoy the finest foods with the fresh party collection from Waitrose.

The new range offers an exciting collection of 38 contemporary canapés, with something to suit all tastes.

This latest range includes bite-sized classics from around the world, such as traditional styled classics with British recipes like Mini Beef Wellingtons, and Mini Yorkshire Puddings filled with beef, onion relish and crème fraîche with horseradish and mustard.

The Mediterranean collection includes Scallop and Chorizo Skewers, which are hand-made with slices of spicy Spanish chorizo and succulent scallops, marinated with roasted peppers, Sunblush tomato paste and parsley. Other Mediterranean favourites include the ever popular Brie and Cranberry Parcels, as well as Mushroom and Mascarpone Cups, Mini Bruschettas and Lamb Koftas.

The Oriental flavours which are on offer include Mini Salmon Fishcakes with a garlic and ginger dip, Mini Duck Spring Rolls, Spiced Chicken and Cashew Cakes and Paper Prawns.

The new Christmas recipes party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th ensuring anyone can lay on an impressive buffet spread for their New Year’s celebration with minimum effort.

All items are suitable for home-freezing too, so they can keep be kept in the freezer through Christmas and into the New Year, and of course all come with the assurance that they are made with the highest quality ingredients.

The new party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th About Waitrose Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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