A Sweet Summer

Real Food Daily adds new items and dessert

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 1:41 am

Real Food Daily 7-22-2014 2ndReal Food Daily is getting into the spirit of summer with some unique new menu items as well as new desserts.

The new summer menu includes Ceviche, a perennial summer favorite with coconut meat, king oyster mushroom, heirloom cherry tomato, orange bell pepper, avocado, cilantro, citrus marinade, and blue corn chips.

Go “Under the Tahitian Moon” with coconut risotto, seared chili-lime king oyster mushroom scallop, baby bok choy, scallion, coconut curry cashews, and red pepper coulis. If you’re craving seafood, The Charlie features Executive Chef, Tara Punzone’s famous almond tuna, lettuce, tomato, chipotle aioli, on sourdough bread.

The Great Cardini, a fan favorite, features Tuscan kale, romaine lettuce, garbanzo beans, red quinoa, roasted yam croutons, creamy almond shallot dressing, spiced pumpkin seeds, macadamia parmesan, and avocado.

And of course, what would summer be without Gazpacho? There’s a great seasonal version of it at RFD.

For those craving the bite of meat without the worry, there is the Real Food Burger – a lentil mushroom burger with caramelized onions, arugula, house made pickled jalapeño, chipotle aioli, on toasted ciabatta.

Save room for dessert! Real Food Daily’s offerings are naturally sweetened, organic and guilt-free. New desserts this summer include Strawberry Shortcake with madagascar vanilla bean cake, fresh strawberries and soy chantilly cream.

There is also a Lemon Curd Tart with fresh seasonal berries, and yuzu chantilly cream atop a short dough crust.

The Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp comes topped with a buckwheat walnut streusel a la mode, and the Confetti Marble Cupcake is topped with vanilla bean & fudge icings. And believe it or not, both these desserts and more are gluten-free!

Feeling adventurous? There is the new and unique Chocolate Stout Float, featuring Samuel Smith chocolate stout beer with two scoops of coconut based vanilla ice cream. How’s that for something different?

The whole new summer menu at Real Food Daily is available HERE.

Customers may order in, or take out, or call ahead for delivery, or pick up.

Real Food Daily Pasadena is at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd. Pasadena. (626) 844-8900. www.realfood.com.

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