Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Local Happenings: Cafe 118 Offers Special Valentine's Day Menu

Valentine's Day is approaching and Cafe 118, Orlando's only raw food restaurant, will be offering some delicious specials all day for $58 per person.

Four delicious courses of "blissful indulgence" awaits at Cafe 118 Degrees.

First Course:
Wilted greens tossed in a hand crafted Almond 'Cheese' layered over crispy, Sweet Peppers topped with a spicy Red Pepper Cream, Pomegranate

Second Course:
Roasted Tomato Bisque

Third Course:
Zucchini Noodles inter-twined with a creamy Macadamia Nut Pesto, zesty Pine Nut Parmesan

Fourth Course:
Cacao truffles dipped in White Chocolate or Cacao Raspberry Tart

For the most romantic experience, Cafe 118 will be including some "titillating botanical extractions" infused into the dishes. Their herbal ingredients are as follows:

Damiana (tunera aphrodisiaca) as noted in its botanical name, damiana has a reputation for arousing sexual desire. Herb of choice to strengthen hormone balance in both men and women.

Holy Basil (ocimum sanctum) Known to elevate mood and spirit. Prevents and treats stress.

Well all that makes me want to say "Ooo la la" and "Count me there"...I just wonder if I can convince my husband to go with me :)


Helena said...

Nice blog. I'm a fish-vegetarian myself but somehow it has not kept me healthy. Do you have any opinion about carbs and low carb diet?

Gretchen said...

Hi Helena, the Eat For Health plan by Joel Furhman is low carb, as in you eliminate processed foods and keep whole grains and starchy veg to 1-3 servings a day.

We need carbohydrates from whole foods, these give us the fuel we need for energy.

Check out Fuhrman's books, Eat for Health and Disease Proof Your Child!