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I was at True Food Kitchen, the energetic, always-busy, paean to fresh, healthy food in Cherry Creek North. On the advice of my friend, I ordered the winter ingredient salad, adding, at the last second, grilled salmon to the order.
When the dish arrived, we were immersed in conversation and I didn’t pay much attention. Then I took a bite, and another. Here was a perfect knob of crunchy roasted cauliflower. There was a sweet cube of roasted squash. A caramelized Brussels sprout captured my attention. Then a soft mulberry. Then…what was that? A hint of horseradish in the vinaigrette. On the face of it, the salad was a simply a jumble of chopped—and often tough—winter vegetables, but the flavors were dense and complex. And the salmon? It couldn’t have been cooked more expertly.
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It was through this salad’s depth and carefully built flavors that I came to understand the magic of True Food’s “globally inspired” fresh cuisine. If you haven’t been, do yourself a favor.
Tip: Start your meal with the deep green cucumber martini, a balanced, sweet-tart blend of vodka, St. Germaine, pineapple, and cucumber.
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