Monday, January 25, 2016

AQUAGRILL Celebrates a Twenty Year Marriage of Food & Wine



With anniversary dinners featuring wine & menu favorites since 1996
NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AQUAGRILL is proud to announce the 20th year celebration of their iconic seafood restaurant in SoHo, New York City.  To commemorate this benchmark anniversary, there will be a $150 five course celebratory dinner available on Monday, February 22nd and Monday, February 29th.
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The proprietors, husband and wife team Chef Jeremy Marshall and Sommelier Jennifer Marshall, are designing a compilation of menu favorites that have appeared over the past two decades, and will showcase wine selections that have been carefully aged since the restaurant opened. Some of the dishes highlighted during this celebration will be Snail Snaps - individually wrapped escargot poppers, Poached Aquagrill Oysters with Truffle Crab and Sevruga Caviar as well as Roasted Barramundi with Braised Short Ribs and Mascarpone Polenta.  To accompany the tasting menu, Mrs. Marshall will be making available a special selection of 1996 vintage wines from Burgundy, Rhone and California.
Aquagrill anchors the corner of 6th Avenue and Spring Street ever since the doors opened on February 22, 1996.  As the restaurant turns 20, it continues to draw passionate devotees by featuring 25 different oyster varieties daily and creative seafood cuisine paired with an award winning wine list.   The Marshalls are hands on owner-operators committed to maintaining the highest dining standards. In turn, Aquagrill ranks as one of the top restaurants in the New York City (ZAGAT Guide's 50 Best Restaurants) and in the country (OpenTable's Best 100 Restaurants in America).  Starting in 2011, Aquagrill expanded to an annex operation at Madison Square Garden serving Lobster Shrimp Rolls to the delight of sports and music fans.
"Eat Oysters – Love Longer" is Aquagrill's motto. Passion has fueled this husband and wife run restaurant making Aquagrill's two decades an endeavor of distinction both in marriage and in business.
For more information on the restaurant and the 20th Anniversary Celebrations, visit Aquagrill Restaurant.

DeLauro Statement on the World Health Organization's Final Report on Ending Childhood Obesity



WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the final report from the World Health Organization's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.

“The World Health Organization has confirmed what many of us already know to be true: the childhood obesity epidemic has reached new levels in the U.S. and around the world, and there are reasonable reforms that we can enact to change our course.

“I was pleased to see the final report come out with strong, common-sense solutions to address the childhood obesity epidemic. ECHO’s core recommendation for countries to implement a tax on sugar sweetened beverages would go far to discourage excessive consumption of these sugary drinks. Science shows that there is a clear link between sugar-sweetened beverages and chronic health conditions such as obesity and diabetes.

“For this exact reason, I introduced the SWEET Act, legislation that would tax sugar-sweetened beverages and raise revenue to fund initiatives for chronic disease prevention and treatment. The legislation would also utilize the revenue from the tax to increase access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods and nutrition education—another solution the ECHO report strongly recommends. For far too long, Congress has been fanning the flames of the obesity epidemic with ineffective policies. Now is the time for Congress to be part of the solution and enact the SWEET Act.

“The report also makes meaningful recommendations to restrict marketing of unhealthy foods to children, which I am also fighting for through the Stop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act. We cannot successfully fight childhood obesity and diabetes if we are allowing food companies to continue to pour millions of dollars a year into marketing unhealthy, sugar-filled foods to our children at school, home, and the grocery store.

“Further, the report recommends easy-to-understand front of package labeling to help parents make better choices for their children’s meals and snacks. I have supported the Food Labeling Modernization Act and will continue to fight to make labels work for 21st Century families. We must give parents the tools they need to make healthy choices and this legislation is one of the easiest ways for us to do so.

“I applaud the World Health Organization for undertaking this challenge and standing up to the powerful special interests, including soft drink and snack companies. Now it is time for Congress to do the same and pass commonsense legislation to end this epidemic. Twenty years from now, when today's children are well into adulthood, we will look back and realize that we could have done more to stop this epidemic earlier. Our children deserve better.”