Marathon Menu at Maison Kayser – Oct 20th to Nov 2nd

With the NYC Marathon coming up on Sunday, November 2nd, Eric Kayser and his team has put together a special menu with the marathon runner in mind, filled with nutrient rich, whole foods. Beginning Monday, October 20th, Maison Kayser cafes will be offering a $30 prix-fixe Marathon Menu, with choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert. The menu items consist of 60% carbohydrate, 15% protein as well as 25% fat, ideal for meeting the nutritional requirements of marathoners.

Menu highlights include an Heirloom Beet and Avocado Salad with Hazelnut Dressing, Warm Leeks with Mustard dressing, Tomatoes and Chives, Roasted Organic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Haricots Verts, Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Brown Rice Pilaf and Sautéed Tuscan Kale, Grilled Vegetable and Egg White Frittata with a Tomato Arugula Salad and a Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Almond Cake. A complimentary breadbasket filled with a mix of seasonal, organic, artisan breads is offered with the menu. The menu will be available every day through November 2nd.

Eric Kayser and his team worked with New York Times best selling author and professional sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass, on the creation of the menu. Cynthia has consulted with many athletes including the New York Rangers. She worked with the Maison Kayser team to create select items that would “provide adequate fuel for endurance as well as nutritional elements needed for healing and repair between runs”.

The baking team has also created Energy Sticks that are available in the bakery department and can be purchased any time for a quick nutritional boost before a run. These are made from rye flour, which is a rich source of magnesium, a mineral needed for over 300 reactions in the body including blood sugar regulation and boosting satiety.

In addition, proceeds from the menu will be donated to both City Harvest and Ronald McDonald House.

NYC Food Tours During NYC Wine & Food Festival – Oct 16th to 19th

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Foodies and wine aficionados from around the country will be visiting New York City for the 2014 NYC Wine & Food Festival from October 16th through 19th. If you’re looking to add more food activities to your weekend itinerary, check out some of NewYork.com‘s fun and informative food tours. (Photo Credit: Great New York tours) [...]

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NYC: Cider Week Menu at Nick & Toni’s Cafe

Nick & Toni’s Cafe, located at 100 West 67th Street, is participating in Cider Week with a Sausage & Cider Pairing during lunch and dinner starting Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2nd. The pairing features: Grilled Cotechino Salumeria Biellese Cotechino, Mustard Lentils Cavolo Nero, Cornichons & Grilled Tuscan Bread With Choice of: Doc’s Hard [...]

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NYC: Free Bomboloni at Pizza Vinoteca with Pizza Purchase

October is National Dessert Month! Pizza Vinoteca, known for their grilled pizzas and Italian-inspired dishes, is offering one free bombolone, a Tuscan style doughnut, with any grilled pizza purchase. Pizza Vinoteca is located at 15 Union Square W, New York, NY. Bomboloni are served warm and available in five delicious flavors: Milk Chocolate with Vanilla [...]

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NYC: Fairway Market Hosts Pumpkin Carving Contest – Oct 14th

Fairway Market is having a pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Cafe on the second floor of the Upper West Side location. The event is for kids (age 8 to 18) and adults. Participants will be using safety knives provided by Fairway. There will be two [...]

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