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Top Chefs Talk Healthy Fine Dining at The Shops at Columbus Circle


NEW YORK – April 11, 2017 – Most people assume that fine dining is code for butter, cream, rendered pork, goose fat and bacon –- but it can easily pertain to fresh and lighter ingredients, too. As the weather stays warmer and the people of NYC shed their winter layers, we asked some of the award-winning chefs of The Restaurant and Bar Collection at The Shops at Columbus Circle for some of their favorite healthy and lighter dishes that they enjoy preparing in the spring and summer months.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now Chef and proprietor Thomas Keller’s beloved Bouchon Bakery & Cafe has recently added a full range of menu items available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. From Smoked Salmon with hard-boiled egg, cucumber, pickled red onion, herb cream cheese and multigrain toast to Quiche du Jour with mixed greens, Bouchon Bakery is now the perfect place for those early morning meetings or to fuel up before running errands or a full-day shopping spree!

While breakfast is key to fueling our brains, the type of food and ingredients we eat throughout the day plays a large role in overall health. Enclosed are some lighter options available at The Restaurant and Bar Collection for those interested in healthy fare:

Porter House Bar and Grill might be known for its indulgent steaks, but there are wholesome selections on the menu, too, like salmon from the Faroe Islands, which is known throughout the world as having the highest quality Atlantic salmon. It’s naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent heart disease, stroke, and other issues. Chef and Managing Partner Michael Lomonaco keeps it simple with spring vegetables, basil nage, and trout roe. “We let the quality of the fish speak for itself,” he says.

Mediterranean Farro
Chef Marc Murphy makes sure you and your entire family are eating well at Landmarc, and one ingredient that shows up in several dishes is Mediterranean farro, an ancient grain that is high in nutrients and gluten-free. You’ll find it in the poached eggs dish (“It’s delicious and healthy but really keeps you satisfied all day,” says Murphy). It’s also served with the lemon and herb-grilled chicken breast on Landmarc’s nutritious kids’ menu. It’s no wonder Open Table named Landmarc one of the most kid-friendly restaurants in New York City (plus they are open for breakfast, too!).

Surimi Pasta
At Bar Masa, it’s challenging to find anything that’s bad for you, as Chef Masa Takayama creates seasonal menus where nearly all the dishes are based around raw fish. The Surimi Pasta is one of Chef’s favorites as these noodles are made from seafood and 100 percent gluten-free

While The Shops at Columbus Circle has always provided the ultimate NYC dining destination with tasting menus and extravagant meals, visitors may be pleased to know they can also enjoy lighter fare at the Restaurant and Bar Collection, too.

About The Shops at Columbus Circle
The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan, is an iconic indoor and public destination that attracts millions of people a year. It’s the place to dine, shop, live, entertain, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. From more Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mandarin Oriental New York, Whole Foods Market, Equinox Fitness Club and more than 50 retail stores, boutiques and pop-up experiences, The Shops at Columbus Circle is an “only in New York experience” ideal for residents and visitors alike.

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