Hilton Hotels celebrated the launch of a new tasty and environmentally friendly dish, the Portobello Burger, at Hilton London Heathrow Airport on Wednesday (September 26).

The hotel will be the first Hilton property in the UK to serve up the sandwich, designed to enhance the meaty flavour of a classic burger while reducing its environmental impact.

At the intimate & exclusive ‘Chef’s Table’ event held in the hotel, guests were treated to a ‘first taste’ of the new burger, along with selected wine pairings to accompany the meal.

Available from 28th September this year, the new burger mixes 30% field mushrooms with 70% beef, cutting the patty’s CO2 emissions by 29% when compared to a traditional all-beef burger, whilst enhancing its taste and texture. It is the result of a long-term research and testing partnership with the Better Buying Lab, a coalition of leading food companies put together by the World Resources Institute to develop cutting-edge strategies to empower consumers to buy and consume more sustainable food.

Chris Jefferson, Executive Chef, Hilton London Heathrow Airport said: “Here at Hilton London Heathrow Airport we are incredibly passionate about developing a sustainable menu that guests can really enjoy. With the rise in “flexitarian” diets in particular, we know it’s crucial that we provide a range of options that suit every taste. Dishes such as the Portobello Burger demonstrate the potential of plant-based dishes to reduce our environmental impact without compromising on flavour, and we’re excited about developing our menu further in future.”

The burger will be priced at £15 and available with sweet potato fries at the hotel’s Oscar’s restaurant from September 28th. As an introductory offer, guests are invited to enjoy the Portobello Burger with a large glass of Sangiovese, ideally paired to enhance the earthy flavours and reveal the warm undertones of the mushrooms for just £20 until 7th October 2018.