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Mother’s Day at Greensquare Tavern

29 Apr

(press release)

A MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION INSPIRED BY…MOM.

Chef John Marsh and his partners at Greensquare Tavern, the new farm-to-table restaurant at 5 West 21st Street, are offering Mother’s Day specials inspired by their own moms.

“My mother was an amazing gardener and a terrific home cook,” Chef John Marsh recalls.  “Local ingredients meant our back yard.”

Partners Larry McIntyre and Leon Bell also credit their mothers with inspiring a life-long love of food. For Leon’s mother, a Holocaust survivor, “food is life. Food is love.”

Along with its regular menu, Greensquare Tavern will feature a $45 Prix fixe menu with a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert including the Mother’s Day specials below:

* Jane Marsh’s delicious Pan-roasted Striped Bass with citrus herb sauce, caramelized onion mashed Yukon potato & sauteed swiss chard.

* Rita McIntyre’s famous Lasagna Bolognese with handmade pasta sheets, ground beef, veal & pork; three secret cheeses & homemade marinara served with sautéed broccoli rabe.

* Celia Bell’s Veal Scallopini with roasted shallot demi-glaze, risotto Milanese & sautéed spinach.

For reservations call 212-929-2468, or visit greensquaretavern.com.
Of course,  all moms will leave with a beautiful rose to cap their meal.
Small plates: $9 – $10
Medium plates: $13 – $19
Entrees: $23 – $26

The “Real Bar” — Really Good

1 Nov

One of the weakest sectors of the food industry is the “energy bar.” More times than not, your average energy bar lacks the taste a true foodie craves, and is ironically more unhealthy than foods a nutritionally-conscious person tries to stir away from. Doesn’t it just make sense to create an energy bar that tastes good and is healthy? Enter the “Real Bar.”

Created by John and Gigi Marsh, a chef and exercise specialist, respectively, the couple has fused together their health knowledge into a delicious, organic, and healthy alternative to frankly any other energy bar on the market. The key to the “Real Bar” is the organic ingredients. The bar boasts organic dark chocolate, coconut, soaked nuts and seeds, pomegranate, and whey protein. Unlike energy bar staples like Clif Bar and Power Bar, the Real Bar is on average half the carbs and sugar, and doesn’t disappoint eaters with empty-flavor promises (i.e. Clif Bar’s “carrot cake”).

The “Real Bar” also extends different options to a variety of diets. Aside from the standard “Real Bar,” it also comes in soy free and vegan-friendly variations. In addition, for those people who need a slightly bigger burst, the “Real Bar Sport” provides an additional .5 oz of energy goodness.

It’s not as mainstream yet as the usual suspects, but you can either order the “Real Bar” online here, or drop by Westerly Market on 54th and 8th and Strickley Bicycle in Fort Lee, NJ to pick up your much-needed energy kick.

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