Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Cafe Emunah, Nectar of the Gods
I stopped by Cafe Emunah in Ft. Lauderdale the other night and I had one of the best meals of my life. The place bills itself a "Kabbalah Cafe" and that comes through in its use of organic ingredients and it's oasis-like atmosphere. The place just feels healthy when you walk in. Yet the food is actually gluttonously good. And for a kosher place it is fantastically better staffed and better designed than any kosher eatery in South Florida. The servers there actually enjoy working there and pay attention to you. And the Scandinavian-Zen decor is nice and soothing. We tried a sushi platter, which included a "Moses Roll" and an "East Meets West Roll" with white tuna and shitake mushrooms.
A salad of hydroponic garden greens, avocado and candied ginger.
A halibut with swiss chard and tasty little organic tomatoes.
And a meaty hunk of Chilean Sea Bass with bonita mash and passion fruit vinaigrette.
Desserts were "Kabbalah Carrot Cake," chocolate cheese cake and "Chai Tea Brulee," all of them superb.
The best thing about eating organic is that you feel so much better afterwards. I don't get that crazy heavy-listless-Jabba-the-Hut feeling I usually get after big meals. And the place is also vegan-friendly, a rarity in South Florida.
Cafe Emunah is located at 3558 North Ocean Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale.