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Virtues Restaurant at Summa Health System Announces New Updates

Date: 12.13.2011
Contact: Erica Rosenthal Phone: (330) 375-3052

Contact: Erica Rosenthal, Phone: (330) 375-3052, Email: rosenthale@summahealth.org  

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2011 – Virtues Restaurant recently revamped the way it does bistro dining. Located in the Ann and David Brennan Critical Care Center at Summa Akron City Hospital, Virtues now accommodates early risers with breakfast hours and offers new menu options and an evening wine and antipasto tasting promotion.

Specific updates to Virtues’ operations and offerings include:

  • Open for breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Menu options include Eggs Benedict, Classic French Toast, Buckwheat Pancakes, fruits and yogurts.
  • New menu offerings, including Gorgonzola Pear and Pecan Pizza, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza, Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Blackened Shrimp and Rice.
  • New “Wine-N-Down” promotion, offered weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m., offers three wines and an antipasto menu for $15 per person. The promotion features tapas, antipastos and wines from different regions each month. This month’s “Wine-N-Down” celebrates Northern Italy with three savory wines and two antipasto entrees.

“I am very excited to announce new breakfast hours and culinary updates for Virtues,” said David Slaght, general manager of Food and Nutrition Services at Summa Akron City Hospital. “We enjoy seeing our patrons and look forward to providing the same level of excellent service, quality and taste as we have for the past five years.”

Led by Chef Frank Zifer, Virtues’ staff cooks with the freshest produce, seafood and meat available. The restaurant also offers cooking demonstrations to teach guests proper cooking techniques and an on-site dietitian who can assist with healthy meal selections and help people attain weight loss.

Virtues continues to offer three distinct dining areas, along with a Starbucks coffee barista. While the restaurant is open to the public, the Aristotle room is available for private meetings, celebrations and events. The restaurant can also cater to large parties (up to 200 guests) in the lobby.

Virtues is located at 525 E. Market Street in the Ann and David Brennan Critical Care Center on the campus of Summa Akron City Hospital. Its hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The breakfast menu is available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the lunch/dinner menu is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Complimentary parking and wireless Internet access is also available. To make reservations or for more information call (330) 375-7444.


About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter at www.twitter.com/summahealth.

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