Thursday, May 13, 2010
I wasn't planning on writing any posts about specific restaurants when I started this blog but after our dinner at Cafe BellaLuca in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, I find it hard not to. I would just like to bring attention to the fact that this place has it together. Above is the house greens salad I ordered - all organic - a nice bed of nutritional greens (not your average house salad of iceberg), a few onions, cucumbers, sprouts and topped with a sun-dried roasted tomato. Delicious. I was also a fan of the 100% compostable straw that I had with my lemon water. Made from corn. Not plastic.
Even their take away boxes were made of compostable pressed corn product. Not styrofoam. I loved this! Not only was it good food but I felt less guilty about taking it with me knowing it wasn't going to sit in a landfill for hundreds of years. Here's a picture of the wonderful meal I had (Littleneck Clams & PEI Mussels in Herb Garlic White Wine Sauce):
I know that there are other restaurants nationwide doing little things like this too and it makes me happy. Hopefully more will follow suit. It's time to make a change - no more plastic and no more styrofoam - just good, organic and local food! Thanks Cafe BellaLuca!