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ArtBar Joins Meatless Monday National Initiative - Choose to be Healthy without Giving Up Taste

ArtBar is excited to participate in the new trend of Meatless Monday, offering guests the chance to be healthy by choosing a non-meat, flavorful and innovative option one day a week.

“After meeting and preparing a meal with Chef Tal last month, I knew there was something special about this initiative and my experience with the Gardein product makes me believe it will resonate well with our guests in Cambridge,” said ArtBar’s Executive Chef Brian Dandro. “The high quality, flavor and texture of Gardein makes it a great substitute to the proteins in many dishes on our current menu. Now guests who are vegan, vegetarian or just looking to avoid cholesterol for a meal have multiple options, instead of the usual 1 or 2 you find on most menus. The days of the health conscious diner being served a plate of steamed vegetables are ending, at Artbar we strive to make them feel as special as all our guests.”

ArtBar has joined Gardein’s mission to encourage families to give up meat one day a week as a pathway to better health. The idea is evolutionary, not revolutionary: asking people to make easy, incremental changes improve their diet and reverse the trend of Americans consuming 50% more meat-per-day than USDA recommends, which is twice the global average. Studies have shown that it can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. And with Gardein there is no compromise to your meal’s taste or flavor.

The new Meatless Monday lunch menu at ArtBar Cambridge include Seared Gardein* Strips with Sweet & Spicy Chili Glaze; or Gardein* ‘Chicken’ Kbobs with Mango & Chili Emulsion. Dinner guests may select their meatless choice from Chipotle Glazed Gardein* Tenders or Crispy Gardein* Skewers with Mango Jicama Slaw & Spicy Pepper Aioli.

*gardein™ is a complete plant-based protein - containing all essential amino acids. It’s a delicious meat alternative; easy to digest and free of cholesterol, and trans fats and a good source of fiber.

ArtBar offers an award winning riverfront patio in the city. The comfortable outdoor space offers street level garden-style dining overlooking the Charles River and Boston skyline. The seasonal menus offer vegetarian entrees daily. The restaurant offers brunch on the weekends until 4 p.m. including lobster and crab Benedicts; lobster and brie omelet; New England-style clam chowder with applewood smoked bacon; and fresh Starbucks coffee. Menu items included are available through the end of the summer season. ArtBar is open weekdays for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and weekends for brunch and dinner. The Patio at ArtBar is open daily weather permitting, Memorial Day through October.
Located on the Cambridge side of the Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline, the newly renovated Royal Sonesta Boston is a AAA approved Four Diamond upscale hotel and winner of a 2014 Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Meeting Facility. Guest amenities in this 400 room hotel include 24-hour fitness center, atrium-style indoor swimming pool, and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. The hotel restaurant, ArtBar, is a warm, intimate retreat for food and art lovers - featuring innovative seasonal American cuisine designed for discovery and for sharing, communal tables and seasonal outdoor patio. Studio, the hotel's coffee shop, is ideal for breakfast, lunch, coffee, and house-made pastries, while Motif, the cocktail lounge, is a gathering place with small plates and a martini cart. The hotel is also home to Restaurant dante – where owner/chef Dante DeMagistris presents fresh and creative cuisine with modern Italian influences. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall with over 120 shops including Gap, Banana Republic, Macy’s and the Apple Store, and next door to the Museum of Science. For more information about the Royal Sonesta Boston visit and join the conversation at or
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