It is no secret that I have a great love for True Food Kitchen. It is one of those restaurants that I go back to time after time, and bring friends with me as well. So it isn’t surprising to hear that Oprah Winfrey recently announced she has made an equity investment in the company and will extend her strategic insight to support the brand’s national expansion.
Having said that, TFK has new seasonal menu items for the summer which I know you’ll love, because I do!
Start with one of the refreshing beverages that’s new on the menu this season. For non-alcoholic beverages, try Pop de Provence ($5) features lemon, lavender, and bubbly water. It is floral and aromatic and very pretty. Watermelon Lemonade ($5) is my favorite. It is bright and not overly sweet, which is perfect for my palate. If you’re looking something alcoholic, Wild Orchid ($12) is a cocktail using lemon-infused vodka, blueberry, and lavender.
A new starter this season is Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon ($11). The most surprising item on this dish is the coconut lime yogurt which is light and gives your mouth that cheesy feel, but without the dairy element. There is also basil, mint, and toasted pistachios for some textural contrast.
We’ve enjoyed the tacos in the past, and these Summer Tacos ($18) have a new twist to them. The grilled fish option is good…
… however, the grilled steak is even better. All tacos are topped with tomatillo avocado salsa, pickled jicama slaw, coconut lime yogurt, and a side of anasazi beans — my favorite!!
Another new dish is Korean Noodle ($14.50) and consists of sweet potato noodles, bok choy, kale, cucumber kimchi, mango, and bean sprouts. Everything is tossed in an almond lime vinaigrette which gives it a perfectly tart finish. Add some protein to this otherwise vegetarian dish.
For entrees, there is Responsibly Sourced Striped Bass ($27) served with chef’s selection of vegetables and grains. The most interesting addition to this dish is fonio, a West African gluten free ancient grain, adding texture without overwhelming flavors. There are green heirloom tomato wedges which adds acid to the dish.
Make sure you visit True Food Kitchen to try some of these new items before they disappear.
True Food Kitchen
451 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660