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The Medici Cafe and Terrace Restaurant: Be Heart Healthy with Mediterranean Ethnic Cuisine

The Mediterranean Region
The Mediterranean Region

The New Year is quickly approaching and some of us are still making plans for the festivities. If you have not yet made reservations at your favorite Henderson ethnic restaurant, The Medici Café and Terrace Restaurant can be quite an experience and is still accepting reservations.

The Medici Café and Terrace Restaurant

The Medici Café and Terrace Restaurant, located in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Resort in Henderson, will allow the diner to be engrossed in Mediterranean ethnic cuisine and culture for the holidays.

The Mediterranean region surrounds the Mediterranean Sea in the Far East. Regions such as, Rome, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and others have influenced the ethnic cuisine of the area. The Mediterranean region spans Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mediterranean cuisine consists of many seafood dishes, vegetables, fruit, pasta, nuts, grains, olive oil and garlic. Herbs, spices, and citrus are used as a substitution for salt and pepper.

Many cardiovascular improvement diets are based on the food of the region because the dishes are full of healthy fats. Healthy fats are monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, and polyunsaturated fats, such as linolenic acid which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids lower triglycerides and is great prevention from heart disease and helpful with weight loss. For those of us, who consistently make weight loss resolutions, the Mediterranean New Year’s celebration will assist the holiday diner in meeting his or her goals.

The Medici Café and Terrace offers the diner, flavorful fish dishes in citrus sauce, such as Monkfish and octopus. Mascarpone Polenta, Lemon Gremolatta, Tuna Conserva, Asparagus, Risotto and other Mediterranean inspired dishes will be the beginning of the ethnic food connoisseur’s momentary escape to the eastern region. The exquisite décor of the Italian Renaissance era will complete the romantic ambiance of this fine restaurant. The entrees start around $25 per person, but the service is remarkable.