By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor
Popular doctor and restaurateur Dr. Andrew Weil has brought his True Food Kitchen concept to Boca Raton.
Located in the former location of Stir Crazy in the Town Center Mall, the healthy restaurant that focuses on an anti-inflammatory diet, has opened its doors.
“My idea for the concept is to serve delicious, tasty food that follows nutritional guidelines,” Dr. Weil said.
He said often times restaurants that try to feature healthy food on their menus either offer weird choices or ones that just don’t taste good.
During the soft opening, we sampled popular dishes like edamame dumplings with dashi, white truffle oil and Asian herbs; shiitake lettuce cups that packed a meaty, flavorful punch while staying completely vegetarian; lasagne bolognese with a light lemon ricotta filling and feel chicken sausage rather than traditional beef; Moroccan chicken with mission fig, heirloom carrot, chickpea, olive, spinach, chermoula and greek yogurt; and a chocolate cake for dessert.
For drinks, the pomegranate mule replaces ginger beer with real finer and the orchard bourbon sour let the cinnamon shine through.
Menu items are rich in fiber and feature fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains that help avoid inflammation.
CEO Christine Barone said they chose to come to Boca because it is an active community that values great food and a healthy lifestyle.
“We truly believe that food should make you feel better not worse,” she said.