Famed baker Eric Kayser is coming to town from Paris to run the NYC Marathon on Nov 2 and has worked with New York Times best selling author and professional sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass to create a healthy “Marathon Menu”.
This $30 Prix-Fixe menu will be available at all Maison Kayser cafés beginning on Monday, October 20th. The nutrient rich, whole foods based menu features a choice of an appetizer, entrée 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, artisanal breads is offered with the menu. Proceeds from the menu will be donated to both City Harvest and Ronald McDonald House.
In addition to the menu, which is available every day through November 2nd, the baking team has 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.
Kudos to Maison Kayser – can’t wait to try their new offerings!