My wife Cecile, daughter Michelle and her fiancé Kyle, on my right; and our niece Annabel, a senior at U of M in Ann Arbor, MI hooked up with Michelle and Kyle's friends Kacy and fiance’ Noel on my left at this trendy, spacious eatery in Palo Alto last evening. This concept restaurant that is being rolled out around the country was inspired by celebrity doctor, Andrew Weil, the “guru” of alternative holistic health and integrative medicine.
His philosophy of an “Anti-Inflammatory Diet,” is built on a base of vegetables and fruits (though tropical fruits are minimized), fish and whole grains. Cooked Asian mushrooms, dairy and spices are encouraged. Many scientific studies agree that an inflammatory diet helps counteract inflammation, the root cause of many serious illnesses. Even the cocktails are healthy—in moderation of course:-). I had a Ginger Margarita, but there are many healthy non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.
The general consensus was that the appetizer we had: Edamame Dumplings and Kale Guacamole with pink grapefruit, cilantro, jalapeno, sunflower seeds and pita chips were “to die for,” was the general consensus.
Some of the main dishes our table ordered were: the Ancient Grains rice bowl; Scottish Steelhead Salmon with chopped kale, Lasagne Bolognese, to name a few. I had a curried Cauliflower soup with Ginger, Grilled Fish Tacos with avocado, greek yogurt, cilantro, pickled onion, Anasazi beans, and cotija cheese.
We had a team of one waiter and three servers. We highly recommend this place for healthy eating advocates and discriminating foodies alike.