Blue Duck Tavern, D.C. General Manager Joseph Cerione is pleased to announce a new offering at lunch, the seasonal Fare and Balanced healthy menu.
Loaded with immune boosting ingredients and sure to please the palate, guests with find a lunch plate that showcases a Fluke Crudo with fava beans, peas, grapefruit and agua de Chile, completed by an Arugula and Kale Salad with shaved fennel, carrots and radish with a citrus vinaigrette, and a Harvest Grain Bowl with quinoa, farro and choice of seared chicken breast or fresh fish, completed with a Summer Sorbet a la mode.
The new offering is priced at $28, excluding gratuity and tax, and specifically created to help guests stay in top form during the lingering pandemic.
“Our culinary team at Blue Duck Tavern approached this menu addition to feature items rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.”General Manager Joseph Cerione.
The Arugula and Kale Salad are both greens that are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, which are important for maintaining the body’s immune system. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. One cup of raw kale has 200% of the RDI Vitamin C, 300% Vitamin A, and 1,000% of Vitamin K, along with large amounts of Vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. The shaved fennel and carrots add more nutritional diversity to the dish.
Blue Duck Tavern’s Harvest Grain Bowl is a very nutritious element on the featured lunch as it contains haricots verts, farro, corn, cucumber, tomato, and quinoa.
Quinoa is another super food. It is high in fiber, magnesium, Vitamin B, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin E. It also a good protein source containing all nine essential amino acids making this food a complete protein that is also great for vegetarians. The grain bowl contains hummus made with garbanzo beans and farro for additional nutrients.
Both the Crudo serving at lunch combined with the fish or chicken protein options in the Harvest Grain Bowl, add omega-3 fatty acids to the meal. These proteins are important for heart, brain, and gut health.
“Maintaining a healthy immune system is more than an individual’s Vitamin C intake being at a high level,” explains Cerione. “Our team at Blue Duck Tavern believe a well-rounded diet containing the nutrient rich items contained in this menu can help boost one’s immune system. We want to provide our guests with a safe dining environment. as well as featuring healthy options that are perfect for summer.”
Reservations for Blue Duck Tavern may be made by calling (202) 419 6755 or by visiting blueducktavern.com.