Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A visit to True Food Kitchen



Wow. While perusing the Apple iPad at the Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix today, Daughter and I decided to take in True Food Kitchen. The restaurant is a collaboration between Dr. Andrew Weil (the whole food guru we all know and love) and local restaurateur on fire - Sam Fox.

We started with a fresh strawberry lemonade for Daughter, and I began with the T-Eight, a lovely blend of fresh veggies including Tomato, Celery, Ginger, Cucumber, Golden Beet, Apple, Carrot & Parsley ($6). Yum, served over ice it was refreshing and cool. Although at $6, I'll ask for less ice and more juice next time.

Daughter had the gluten-free baked ziti, which was essentially brown-rice pasta, tomato sauce, kale and a little Parmesan ($7). She was in heaven. The sauce was beautiful with mild spices and a sweet flavor. I gave the Spaghetti Squash Casserole a try. Lovely sauteed spaghetti squash mingled with tomatoes, onions and thinly sliced zucchini topped with fresh mozzarella and Parmesan, baked to perfection ($13). The mixture of tomatoes and onions gave this casserole a light, airy feel, although it was quite filling and I didn't miss pasta in the least. I may try this at home, but I'm not sure if I can copy this one.

We were quite full after all this, even the kid's meal was large enough to fill Daughter sufficiently. But of course, there was a flourless chocolate cake on the menu, topped with decadent vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce ($7). Who could resist? It was lovely, creamy, chocolaty and crunchy with cacao nibs on top.

The restaurant is clean, airy and light. Lots of wood and stainless steel makes it feel open, although the noise level can get up there. I noticed later that if we sat toward the back, we could have watched the food being prepared. Ask to sit farther toward the back and watch the action. We'll definitely be back. Wanna' join us?

Enjoy!

5 comments:

songskatesang said...

That sounds so great! I'll have to try that!

Sara @ Saving For Someday said...

I love True Foods! And the Spaghetti Squash is my go-to meal there. I knew I liked you!! We've eaten there quite a few times and like to take friends there who normally wouldn't try it on their own. I read they are now serving a brunch, so I want to try that too.

And, well, I'm a sucker for their Uber-cool hand dryer in the bathroom too.

comma girl said...

Daughter loved that hand dryer too! And I'll meet you there for brunch anytime!

Valerie (m.) said...

That place sounds amazing!!! I wish we had anything like it here in Ann Arbor.

Since I'm not expecting to be there anytime soon: Please tell what is uber-cool about the hand dryer? You've got me curious!

comma girl said...

It's a hand dryer that you place your hands into and it blows the water off in like 5 seconds. Uber cool and fast. But since there isn't any paper and you have to open the door after that, it always seems to be silly to me-in a way. Make the door automatically open so I don't have to grab the door handle after sanitizing my hands!

Here's the link to see it in action: http://www.dysonairblade.com/homepage.asp

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