2017-04-20 / Cuisine

THE DISH


IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Dish: Charred Cauliflower Starter

The Price: $8

The Place: True Food Kitchen Waterside Shops 5375 Tamiami Trail

The Menu: www.truefoodkitchen/ locations/naples/

The Details: “Delicious” and “healthy” are the duo of appreciative adjectives that servers often hear first-time customers delightfully pair at Naples' True Food Kitchen upon first bite. The words become a tasty descriptive trio when combined with heartfelt “wows” as guests taste a second, then a third of True Food’s organic and often vegan cuisines.

True Food might become your new lunch BFF with its selection of beautifully plated Dr. Andrew Weil-styled offerings that include the luscious wild mushroom pizza, savory turkey burger and the appealingly, sweetly tart sea buckthorn and wild cherry sorbet.

I flipped for the $8 starter medley of crisp, charred cauliflower florets, candylike Medjool dates, fresh-plucked dill, saucy mint and crunchy pistachios, lightly tossed with the welcome heat of a Moroccan-style harissa-tahini dressing. You couldn't craft this at home for $15, let alone for $8.

Nor could you craft True Food’s airy ambiance with the wide-open kitchen, or have selected a more attentive and friendly cadre of servers who exemplify the spirit of teamwork. Pair it with the $5 refillable cherry chia limeade with tart, sweet Italian amarena cherries, and you’ll come up with more than a trio of adjectives as you dive into True Food Kitchen delights. ¦

— Ivan Seligman divedivedive@hotmail.com

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