If you love your food and drink, things are far from ideal at the moment with your favourite restaurants and bars being out of bounds. So let’s look at what you can do right at home, as we explore some great ways to boost your dining experiences, and revive your appetite for life.
You may have last cooked yesterday, or five years ago, or never ever. It doesn’t matter. Everyone has an inner chef, and this is a great time to channel yours. Inspiration can come from anywhere, food sites, friends or even asking your grandmother to share her classic recipes. Enjoy the process of shopping for choice ingredients, share the cooking experience with family and create priceless memories along the way. What’s more, cooking at home relieves stress and gives you a unique sense of fulfilment.
With a little bit of flair, your favourite restaurant could be your own home. Start with a theme - is it French bistro or kaiseki? Plan your courses from appetiser to dessert, and why not a printed menu while you’re at it? Bring out your finest silverware, enhance the ambience with candles, music and good lighting. Invite the VIPs (your family of course) and brief them on the dress code. And finally, make the meal truly special with personal attention from the maître d' and the head chef, even if they are the same person.
One way to ensure that the food on your plate is pesticide free and ethically sourced is to grow your own ingredients! Aloe vera, lemons, ginger, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and herbs like basil, chives, parsley and sage are among the easiest foods to grow at home. And you don’t even need a garden to grow them. All you need is the right pots, the seeds, good quality soil, fertilizer, and bit of space in your balcony, your window sill or hooks for hanging pots. Apart from saving on grocery bills, the bragging rights earned are priceless.
It’s not about adding more chili to your recipes, but all the ways you can make home dining more exciting. For starters, break out of the routine. How about a campsite at home, with a tent for the little ones and oven-made smores? If the food is getting predictable, try an ingredient you’ve never used before, like daikon, galangal or fugu fish. And when you’re ready for your evening drink, try a new cocktail. Yes it’s time to give that caviar margarita a go. Most importantly, be spontaneous. You have nothing to lose but your boredom.
A few ground rules could put you on the road to eating well and staying healthy. For starters, plan your meals for the day in advance to avoid sudden hunger pangs that could derail your diet. Boredom is another cause of unhealthy eating, so when you find yourself feeling jaded, do something positive. Play your favourite music, do breathing exercises or call a friend to keep your mind occupied. A bit of discipline - with regular mealtimes, avoiding eating in bed or on the couch and staying well hydrated can go a long way towards making you happier, more energetic and even boosting your immune system.
We invite you to refer your friends to us, and when they join the Lexus family you will both receive $500 Lexus credits each. To give you even more to look forward to, we have crafted a very special experience. For all successful referrals from 1 May to 29 May 2020, you will enjoy a dining experience for four worth over $1,000 from two Michelin-starred restaurant Saint Pierre*. This includes a set of four specially curated omakase bento boxes for you and your friends, accompanied by a zoom interaction with chef Emmanuel Stroobant himself. Lift the box’s lid and be treated to a selection of amuse-bouche, starters, mains and desserts.
Since you’re probably not driving as much as usual, here are some simple tips to care for your Lexus as we #stayathome. Another useful thing to know about your car is what the various warning lights represent, so you know when to call for emergency assistance.
While you remain homebound, we welcome you to experience Lexus vehicles at our virtual showroom. We have also introduced the new Lexus Assure programme as an assurance that we are with you every step of the way, starting with your purchase. You can now make your purchase journey smoother and more secure with enhanced benefits.
*Terms & conditions apply. Only new referrals made after 1 May 2020 with successful purchase before 29 May 2020 will be eligible.