Renowned Restaurateur, Gennaro Sbarro, teams up with Celebrity Nutritionist, Oz Garcia, to Offer a 21st Century Solution for Health-conscious Diners at Salute

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Creating a new twist on the concept of gourmet dining, world renowned restaurateur Gennaro Sbarro has consulted with top celebrity nutritionist and anti-aging specialist, Oz Garcia, to develop a menu that offers a 21st century solution for health-conscious diners.

Can a chocolate mousse with caramelized bananas and caramel sauce live along side an organic mixed green salad with feta cheese and fresh wild blueberries topped in an apple vinaigrette dressing? They can if they are both on the menu at Salute!

Salute!, an upscale Italian/ Mediterranean restaurant located on Madison Avenue in the heart of Manhattan, has recently been acquired by Gennaro Sbarro, who hails from the Sbarro legacy of restaurateurs. With a passion for his craft, Gennaro has refashioned Salute! by merging old world tradition with a contemporary flair. Offering his guests a total dining experience Gennaro has recently created a menu that features not only prized traditional recipes from the regions of Italy and delightful Mediterranean dishes but also exquisite healthy gourmet fare.

Creating a new twist on the concept of gourmet dining, Gennaro consulted with renowned celebrity nutritionist, Oz Garcia, to develop a healthy menu selection for the discerning patron. Healthy dining has never been more delicious. In a menu that is both delectable and diverse, guests have the choice of enjoying ravioli with slow braised beef in a sauce of cream, wild mushroom and prosciutto, while health-conscious guests find safe harbor in a pan roasted Atlantic Salmon with parsley risotto and tomato anchovy vinaigrette.

Gennaro Sbarro turned to his Executive Chef and Oz Garcia, who is a nutritional consultant to Fortune 500 CEO's and celebrities such as Hilary Swank and Kim Cattrall, when originating Salute!'s tasty healthy choices which offer benefits due to the nutritional properties of the food in each dish. Says Gennaro, “I knew we could create a sensational flavor and still offer people the pleasure of fine dining while maintaining optimal well-being.”

Oz Garcia explains, “The problem with diets that focus on only caloric intake is that they do not provide the human body with proper necessary nourishment. The success of the Mediterranean Diet as an anti-aging and healthy regime is based on the functionality in its foods. The reason why studies have shown that Mediterranean societies have one of the longest life spans in the world is due to their consumption of certain foods and not others. 40% of their diet is consumed from “good” fat. Their fat is primarily derived from seafood, olive oil and nuts. Their diets also consist of healthy whole grains, fruits and vegetables. They are a culture noted for their lean muscle mass, fit body weight, lower levels of diabetes, lower levels of cancer especially prostate and colon cancers, lower cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. “

The specialty health-oriented dishes endorsed by Oz Garcia, specified with blue stars on the menu, are as pleasurable as they are nourishing. Oz's recommendations at Salute! are an insurance policy, guaranteeing guests guilt-free mouth-watering dishes that will make their doctors proud. Gennaro Sbarro is honored to bring his guests savory food that keeps their best health in mind.

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