I know you’ve heard of Andrew Weil – inventor of the Anti-Inflammation Diet, guru to the stars, advocate of healthy eating AND integrative medicine. I had the pleasure of seeing him in person at a conference a few years ago, and his presentation rocketed him up my list of healthy food allstars. What does that have to do with a restaurant? His healthy restaurant venture, True Food Kitchen, has opened its doors in Atlanta.
Two of my favorite foodies and I were invited to the “soft” opening of the restaurant today. (A soft opening gives the kitchen and staff a chance to “practice” before the doors open to the public.) WOW! is the best description of the food, service and ambience. The restaurant opens at 11AM on next Tuesday morning. I’ll be there next week, along with hubby and friends. We’ll enjoy flavorful, light, satisfying and beautiful food, along with a fun wine list and a beautiful venue.
Because pictures speak louder than words, here’s a quick overview of our delicious lunch!
We were seated and given a lunch menu, a page on the restaurant’s philosophy and a copy of Dr Weill’s Anti-Inflamation Diet Pyramid. All the menu items are made accordingly.
Our table was located in the large open area in front of the gorgeous kitchen.
For appetizers, we ordered the Caramelized Onion Flatbread with Figs and Blue Cheese, (HEAVEN!).
… and the house smoked salmon dip with Greek Yogurt – the yogurt was a delicious way to hold the delicately smoked salmon together. And the chips were crunchy and crispy! Don’t you love the color of this app?
And lest you think that all we drank was ice water – here’s the yummiest Blueberry Mojito that has ever passed my lips.
Next up, our Entrees. I ordered the Sea Bass Tacos with Adzuki Beans. The beans are common to the southwest part of the country, full of flavor and packed with nutrition. Loved the avocado topping and just a bit of queso fresco – the mexican equivalent of Parmesan cheese.
Diane choose the Penang Curry with Shrimp. Wowza was it good!
You didn’t think a healthy restaurant would have dessert? You didn’t think we would leave without tasting it, did you?
Take a look at these two pictures, you doubters!
What a joy. What fun, and what a super place to eat well and feel great. All the food tasted wonderful. The use of herbs and spices, along with flavorful citrus, onions and garlic made the food sing. This restaurant embodies everything I teach to classes everyday – that food tastes best when it is colorful, fresh and lighter. WooHoo, Dr Weil! So happy that you’ve come to Atlanta. Welcome!
True Food Kitchen is located in Lenox Mall at 3393 Lenox Road in Buckhead.