Remember True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island? I wrote about it back in January. Well, the projected Spring 2010 opening date has come and gone, but this week, there was a press release that the restaurant--which touts itself as "celebrating high quality, locally-sourced ingredients to offer a menu that tastes terrific while nourishing the mind, body and spirit"--has set an August 2nd opening date.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
I'll let that "nourishing the mind, body and spirit" part sink in a little before I tell you that the concept was masterminded by Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard educated physician who practices integrative medicine and the author of many books. You'll recognize his face even if you haven't any idea who he is.
As for the Arizona-based restaurant concept, here's some dishes that were blurbed with the press release:
Wild Smoked Salmon with Shaved Radishes; Lemon Cream & Wasabe Peas; Sashimi Tuna Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Edamame & Ginger; Curry Chicken with Rice Noodles; Cauliflower & Cashews; Green Tea Soba Noodles with Peas; Bok Choy & Lemongrass; Fresh Tomato Pizza with Pasilla Chile & Machengo; Grilled Wild Ahi Sliders with Wasabi, Radishes and Cucumber on Pumpernickel; and Natural Half Chicken with Farro, Walnuts, Dried Fig, Brussels Sprouts & Squash.
The restaurant is located at 451 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, located next to Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse.