It's refreshing to find restaurants that are "going fresh" these days to serve healthy, tasty alternatives coupled with a great dining experience. A few of our members had the opportunity to visit a new restaurant in the Charlotte, North Carolina market, located at Carolina Place Mall. Sometimes we run across healthy dishes served at many restaurants, but can lack palette-pleasing taste. You can't imagine how much to our delight that the dishes we ate from the menu, at Fresh To Order (F2O) exceeded our expectations.
|Wheat Berry Rice & Garlic Jack Grit Cake|
We were also pleasantly surprised by the affordable prices this restaurant offers. Besides the amazing flavors that tantalized our taste buds, the presentation was a huge addition to a good, dining memory. Their presentation of each dish, from the appetizers to the entrees depicted that of a 5-Star restaurant. Ravi Desai, Principal of JNR Restaurant Group, LLC sat down with us to share some of his personal favorites from the menu. There were several he recommended, but on this visit we were only able to try a few. We have to leave something for future visits! Ravi, we will definitely have to try that mushroom soup you recommended next time. General Manager Nova Fancher shared some of her personal favorites with us, although she noted that we could not go wrong with pairing anything we wanted to on the menu.
|Coconut Curry Chicken with Wheat Berry Rice & Mixed greens|
Here are a few items that were great hits to our evening's meal: Wheat Berry Rice, Garlic Jack Grit Cake, Calamari, Coconut Curry Chicken and Blue Cheese Fig Salad with Crushed-Almond Crusted Tuna. The one beverage that took our breath away was the Sweet Raspberry Mint Iced Tea. Fresh To Order also offers hot tea; just a heads up for our tea lovers as we come to the close of celebrating National Hot Tea Month. We would be remiss if we did not mention that we were blown away by the F2O "House Salad." Now, typically a house salad in many restaurants consists of iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and a couple slices of tomato. The house salad that came with our entrees consisted of mixed greens, carrots, golden raisins, cucumbers, tomatoes and shredded Cheddar Jack cheese. Talk about a house salad on steroids!
Since this is a new year and on many resolution lists, people want to eat healthier. You must indulge in Fresh To Order's "Fine Dining with a Casual Experience" at a location near you. Parents, you will be quite impressed and pleasantly surprised with the kids menu too. Here, you don't have to compromise an amazing dining experience where delicious fresh, healthy food is served with affordable prices that won't wreck your wallet to feed an entire family. Our hats off to an amazing staff that gave stellar customer service and left us wanting to return for more.
Be sure to check out Fresh To Order (Fine-Food-Fast) for more information and menu selections at http://www.freshtoorder.com/. They also offer catering services. Don't forget to follow F2O on Facebook and Twitter.