Root Down is now hosting a Raw Food Night on the first Tuesday of every month, prepared by chef Daniel Asher & raw food-certified sous chef Sarah Phillips.
A little background on raw: Raw food has not been heated over 118 degrees, leaving all natural enzyme & nutrient activity of the ingredients completely intact and maximizing bio-availability. The raw diet encourages harmony with nature, a non-violent lifestyle, boundless energy, a healthy relationship to food-as-fuel, and is a remarkable way to experience Root Down's beautiful ingredients. Raw foods are also thought to include bacteria and other micro-organisms, which are good for the immune system and digestion, and maintain higher nutrient values than foods that have been cooked.
While many raw foods are traditionally simple to prepare, like fruits, vegetable salads, meats, and dairy, other raw foods, like those prepared by Chef Asher and sous chef Sarah Phillips, require considerable planning and preparation. The next Raw Night will be held on Tuesday, July 1 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m, and the gourmet menu will include:
Gypsy Juice & Salad - mint mojito, summer greens, cashew chèvre, mango poppyseed vinaigrette
Corn on the Cob - miso butter, Jacobsen smoked salt, sriRAWcha
BBQ Bacon Burger - eggplant bacon, cheddar, fries
Paletas de Fruta - seasonal popsicle, fresh fruit, strawberry whipped cream
Tickets are $41 per person, and reservations can be made by calling Root Down (303) 993 – 4200 and mentioning that you're coming for the Raw Food menu as seating is limited. Check out more about Root Down online.