Posted on 04 / 10 / 2009
Not only is the food fabulous, but the service was out of this world! Every friendly and helpful person there, from owner to chefs and waiters, went well above and beyond the call of duty. The RASPBERRY PARFAIT (blackberries were in season, instead, March 2009) was so good, we ordered another one to take home. PUMPKIN TART made with carrots, very rich, but delicious -- my granddaughter ate the pecan crust. SAMPLER for $25 is their biggest bargain (if you're trying to taste everything like me), includes: SHIITAKE MUSHROOM LASAGNE, CHILE RELLENOS*, BASIL WRAPPER, SPINACH & BEET RAVIOLI*, *with sauces & ARUGULA SALAD. Took BURRITO as takeout and discovered scrumptious SOUR CREAM (50 cent side order when I came back for more) made with CASHEWS. BURRITO WRAPPER was gorgeous & tasty, as well! COCONUT WATER is "mylk" from two young Thai coconuts -- YUMMY! 5-yr-old's favorite RAW ICE CREAM (she tried them all): BANANA w/RAW CHOCOLATE & ALMOND BUTTER CUPS on top. Their AVOCADO MAKI ROLLS are much like my great-looking and tasting NORI ROLLS at home (they confirmed that they use Nori wraps on theirs, as well), but I wouldn't have thought to dip them in Braggs Liquid Aminos (healthy sub for soy sauce) -- adds even more to the taste, and beautifully served on a clear blue glass sushi dish (chopsticks are available on request). If this food didn't satisfy so completely (I've lost over 42 lbs. eating it!), I would have tried more menu selections while we were staying in Orlando, Florida. I especially regret not getting to taste their PAD THAI, since I liked that so much before switching to "living" uncooked fresh fruits & veggies. MAY GOD BLESS THEM AND GIVE THEM MANY FRANCHISES AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT I CAN VISIT!
In our Lord Jesus' Love,In Love with our Lord Jesus, The Resurrection and The Life, Donna from Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, Home of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Check out Cafe 118 Degrees @ http://www.cafe118.com/ , http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/dining/orl-dining0809feb08,0,7065522.column, http://www.orlandoweekly.com/dining/review.asp?rid=14111 - They were also featured in Dec 2008 ORLANDO MAG "Vegging Out" & Jan-Feb 2009 ORANGE APPEAL, pp 70-71 "Going Raw in Orlando"
EXCELLENT FOOD, HEALTHY "RAW" CUISINE,, BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT ATMOSPHERE, FRIENDLY STAFF, EAT-OFF-THE-FLOOR CLEAN
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