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CATCH Brunch × The Strip

CATCH BRUNCH SPLASHES INTO LAS VEGAS AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

At long last…CATCH brings its sought-after weekend brunch to The Strip

Let There Be Brunch! Los Angeles’ hottest brunch scene is set to make waves in Las Vegas as CATCH debuts its daytime feast at ARIA Resort & Casino. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, the celebrity hotspot brings its heralded brunch experience to The Strip featuring CATCH’s showstopping takes on quintessential brunch favorites in a chic, high-energy atmosphere.

Available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., highlights from CATCH Brunch include:

Cold

Diners craving a taste of dinner can enjoy the restaurant’s signature selections, even during brunch. Options include the ever-popular Truffle Sashimi with tuna, Hamachi, chili ponzu, caviar and black truffle purée; and the Tartare Trio with salmon, Hamachi, tobiko and wasabi crème fraiche.

Rolled

A meal at CATCH would not be complete without extravagant sushi options, and its brunch is no exception. Favorites include the CATCH Roll with crab, salmon and miso honey; the Hellfire Roll with spicy tuna two ways, pear and balsamic; and the MRC Roll with seared tuna, shrimp, avocado, ponzu and brown butter.

Sweets

Sweet tooth fanatics can enjoy a collaboration of two breakfast staples featured in the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with brown sugar cinnamon swirl, candied almonds and cream cheese frosting or the visually spectacular The Anytime Waffle Tower created with maple, milk chocolate and raspberry ice cream, chocolate ganache, raspberry jam and toasted almonds.

Eggs

Brunch traditionalists can enjoy the pillars of the meal executed with exceptional quality, such as the Steak and Eggs pairing a 6-ounce New York strip steak charred with two sunny side up eggs; and the Egg White Omelette with egg whites, turkey bacon, artichoke, arugula, caramelized onions and goat cheese.

Grains and Greens

Bowls and salads abound at CATCH for guests looking for a fresh take on the healthier side of brunch such as the Tuna Poke Bowl made with avocado, tomato, sour apple, pineapple, yuzu- chili, brown rice and crispy taro; or the Coconut Kale Chicken Salad with poached organic chicken, heirloom tomato, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, avocado and shallot vinaigrette.

CATCH Classics

Popular dishes that have become signature to the restaurant will be found in this section with offerings such as A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu, prepared tableside on CATCH’s signature hot stone, feature yuzu soy, garlic oil, Malden sea salt and sesame; Mushroom Spaghetti with wild mushroom, snow peas, tomato and parmesan, and Crunchy Rice Cakes with tuna tartare, wasabi and tobiko.

Beyond the renowned cuisine, guests can imbibe in handcrafted cocktails, coffee or freshly pressed juices. CATCH will serve traditional morning libations such as classic bloody marys, mimosas, bellinis and more, in addition to a variety of innovative beverages:

Coming soon:

  • Birdcage Mimosas, a bottle of champagne with three flavors of fresh-squeezed juices are served in a chic gold birdcage wrapped in ivy
  • One Too Many, made with strawberry-infused Absolut Elyx vodka, coconut, avocado and lime
  • Pineapple Trainwreck, a mix of Finlandia Vodka, fresh-pressed pineapple, tarragon, lemon and Peychaud’s
  • Grapefruit Spritz, featuring brut champagne, gin, aperol, pamplemousse, and Lillet Rose
  • Toasted Almond Coffee, prepared with Califia Farms almond milk, roasted almonds, vanilla and espresso
  • The Eye Opener, a fresh juice with ginger, lemon, orange and cayenne

For reservations, call 877-230-2742 or visit ARIA’s website.

ARIA RESORT & CASINO

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit the ARIA website, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About CATCH Hospitality Group

Catch Hospitality Group partners Tilman Fertitta, Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm have propelled globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch(2011) from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in Los Angeles, Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino, along with sister concept Catch Steak, which opened its premiere NYC location in Fall 2019 with plans to open Los Angeles and Aspen counterparts in Summer and Fall of 2021.

With a focus on culture and brand, New York based restaurateurs Remm and Birnbaum spent two decades building CHG into one of the country’s most successful restaurant management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneer dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to Catch and Catch Steak, CHG operates midtown American brasserie Lexington Brass (2011) and the Co:Laboratory, a full-service event production agency specializing in the creation of high level, turnkey experiences for brands across the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle industries.  

In 2017, CATCH partnered with hospitality business mogul Tilman Fertitta, who’s privately owned Landry’s, Inc. is ranked among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S.  Fertitta has spent 30 years cultivating his hospitality empire of over 600 locations into an international success.  Fertitta, the “World’s Richest Restaurateur,” according to Forbes Magazine, is also the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer, and owner of Golden Nugget Casinos and the NBA Houston Rockets.

Photo Credit: CATCH

Raising Children to Eat Greens

Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example

A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3–5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association of the home food environment and parental influence with the consumption of vegetables among kindergarten-aged children. The findings were published in Food Quality and Preference.

Children eat inadequate amounts of vegetables, fruit and berries across Europe and elsewhere, too. As the health and nutrition benefits of these foods are well-known, increasing their consumption among children is a challenge many countries are struggling with. Dietary habits also track from childhood to adulthood, and the period of early childhood is critical for adapting to a diet rich in greens.

The researchers studied the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries, and the family’s home food environment, through a survey taken by parents. The study looked at 114 kindergarten-aged children and their parents (100) in Finland. Raw and cooked vegetables and fruit and berries were analysed separately.

The researchers found that to a certain degree, the consumption of vegetables is affected by different factors than the consumption of fruit and berries. Maternal example was associated with the consumption of raw and cooked vegetables as well as with the consumption of fruit and berries. Paternal example, on the other hand, was the strongest for cooked vegetables.

“This shows that teaching children to eat their greens is not something mothers should be doing alone. A positive example set by both parents is important, as is their encouragement of the child,” Researcher and Nutritionist Kaisa Kähkönen from the University of Eastern Finland says.

The study also showed that dinner is the most important meal at home when it comes to teaching children to eat vegetables. The families participating in the study often ate dinner together, highlighting the role of parental influence on the development of children’s dietary choices and preferences.

Dinner constitutes a daily opportunity to serve vegetables in a variety of different forms: as the main course, as a side dish, and as salad.

“Variation can be created by serving raw vegetables, such as the ever-popular cucumber and tomato, accompanied by cooked ones. In fact, many root vegetables, cabbages and squashes are best served cooked,”
Kähkönen says.

When it comes to eating fruit, evening snacks were the most important meal.

The study shows that many families still eat less vegetables, fruit and berries on average than would be beneficial in view of health promotion. Cooked vegetables and berries were the least eaten food items among the study population.

The Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland studies how food education in early childhood can support good nutrition among children and promote the establishment of healthy dietary habits.

The newly published study was carried out in collaboration between researchers from the Universities of Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä and Turku. The study was funded by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Fund.

National AIDS Memorial × Quest Diagnostics 100K Grant 

National AIDS Memorial Receives $100,000 Grant from Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics employees and executives joined more than 100 community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial to announce a $100,000 grant to Bolster Community Volunteer WorkdaysQuest Diagnostics employees and executives joined more than 100 community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial to announce a $100,000 grant to bolster the memorial’s volunteer workday program in 2018.

The Quest Diagnostics grant, one of the largest received by the National AIDS Memorial, will support the memorial’s Community Volunteer Workday program in 2018, help fund new equipment, plants, trees and shrubberies and support maintenance and hardscape improvements. The grant will also help underwrite the National AIDS Memorial World AIDS Day commemoration events on November 30 and December 1.

“We are grateful for the support of Quest Diagnostics, as this grant comes at a critical time in our efforts to tell the story of people who have died from AIDS and ensure their stories are known by future generations,” said John Cunningham, Executive Director, National AIDS Memorial. “The community volunteer workdays are at the heart of our mission and this grant provides important funding to support keeping our 10-acre memorial a beautiful space for healing and remembrance.”

Since 1991, nearly 40,000 volunteers have participated in more than 300 Community Volunteer Workdays at the National Aids Memorial, donating more than 200,000 volunteer hours and planting more than 10,000 trees, plants and shrubs. The sacred ground of the 10-acre, living memorial honors all who have confronted the tragic HIV/AIDS pandemic; those who have died, and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils and supported each other during their final hours.

“Quest Diagnostics has been a long-time supporter of the National AIDS Memorial and its mission and we are proud to expand our commitment through this grant,” said Thomas Patrick Plewman, General Manager, IDI/General Health and Wellness, Quest Diagnostics. “The memorial is a special place where people from all around the world come to remember loved ones lost to AIDS, which is why we’re proud to help maintain this national landmark and support the memorial’s community activities.”

Nearly 30 years ago, an original Quest Diagnostics company was the first to develop a test that identified the presence of HIV. As of 2014, an estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV and less than half have ever been tested for the HIV virus. As a leading provider of diagnostics information services, Quest Diagnostics is dedicated to advancing disease management for the HIV community and raising the standards of care in HIV diagnostics and beyond. Whether a patient is dealing with HIV or another condition, Quest Diagnostics helps collaborate and provide accurate information so patients can make the best decisions for their health and well-being.

About the National AIDS Memorial
: The National AIDS Memorial is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. The National AIDS Memorial, known as “the Grove”, was created twenty-five years ago in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a place where those impacted by AIDS could both grieve and begin the process of healing. In 1996, legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi was signed into law by President Bill Clinton that elevated “the Grove” as this nation’s sole federally-designated National AIDS Memorial. Today, nearly 40,000 individuals from around the world have contributed 200,000 volunteer hours to support the National AIDS Memorial and its mission to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations. For more information visit www.aidsmemorial.org, follow on Facebook @NationalAIDSMemorial and Twitter @AIDS_Memorial.


(Left to Right) Volunteer Todd Watkins and Ashwini Dumaswala, Sr. Director, Quest Diagnostics join more than one-hundred community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial for the last Community Volunteer Workday of the year where Quest Diagnostics announced a $100,000 grant to bolster the memorial’s volunteer workday program in 2018. Quest Diagnostics is dedicated to advancing disease management for the HIV community and is a leading provider of diagnostics information services. (Photo credit: Marvin Morris)
 

More than 100 community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial gatherer for the last workday of 2017. Since 1991, nearly 40,000 volunteers have participated in more than 300 Community Volunteer Workdays at the National Aids Memorial, donating more than 200,000 volunteer hours and planting more than 10,000 trees, plants and shrubs. The sacred ground of the 10-acre, living memorial honors all who have confronted the tragic HIV/AIDS pandemic; those who have died, and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils and supported each other during their final hours. (Photo credit: Marvin Morris)
  


Quest Diagnostics employees and executives joined more than 100 community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial during the last Community Volunteer Workday of 2017 to announce a $100,000 grant to bolster the memorial’s volunteer workday program in 2018. The grant from Quest Diagnostics will support the memorial’s Community Volunteer Workday program in 2018 and help fund new equipment, plants, trees and shrubberies and support maintenance and hardscape improvements. events. (Photo credit: Marvin Morris)