The start of a new year has us craving bright flavors, fresh ingredients and the best produce, meats and cheeses our region has to offer. This month we highlight a selection of restaurants that offer healthy options and farm-to-table flavors.
San Jose, CA: Citrus Restaurant serves globally influenced California cuisine with respect for the land and seas. Diners will enjoy local produce and sustainable meat and seafood in accordance with the Monterey Seafood Watch program. The menu is updated often to ensure produce is prepared in the peak of their season. Flavorful and unique ingredients are sought from around the world to add a global twist to your dining experience.
Kirkland, WA: Sitting on picturesque Lake Street in downtown Kirkland,Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen provides diners the opportunity to experience traditional Thai dishes, alongside more progressive street food favorites. With an extensive menu, diners enjoy traditional dishes like Thai Green Papaya Salad, Green Curry and Phad See Eiw, alongside new favorites like Roasted Ribs, Pork Belly Stew and Fried Chicken. Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen welcomes you with great services and an inviting atmosphere.
San Diego, CA: Chef Jeff’s commitment to local, sustainable agriculture and the bounty of San Diego and Riverside Counties not only shows in his cookbook “From Terra’s Table,” but also in the plates coming out of the kitchen at Terra American Bistro. The restaurant’s focus on local, sustainable and organic extends to the bar as well, which features seasonal fruit and herb-infused vodkas, an interesting array of local craft beers and a wine list that offers more than 80 bottles of mostly California wines.
Phoenix, AZ: Central Bistro features New American cuisine with an international twist. This includes hand-selected steaks, market-fresh seafood, and locally-sourced vegetables. The menu also features hand-made pastas and risottos. Renowned chef Chris Mayo crafts the seasonal menus using responsibly-sourced ingredients. The “from-scratch” kitchen boasts a wood-burning grill and oven used to cook many of the dishes.
Hillsboro, OR: Sprigs Grille focuses on regional and global cuisine while creating impactful flavors. The Pacific Northwest is a haven for bountiful ingredients, and Sprigs features local items like Carlton Farms Pork, Double R Ranch Beef, Monterey Bay Calamari, What’s the Scoop Ice Cream and local produce. The Chef has traveled the globe and has honed his skills from AAA Four Diamond Resorts, Skamania Lodge, Nike World HQ and small family run restaurants.
Spokane, WA: Enjoy Asian-style dishes, prepared with fresh vegetables, lean meats, and light sauces at The Mustard Seed. Vegetables and meats are cut fresh every day, and signature sauces and dressings are made by hand. The Mustard Seed offers well-mixed Asian blend of dishes including General Mustard’s Chicken, Green Beans, Shanghai Beef Noodle and Burmese Shrimp Noodle along with many other specials.