Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cafe Cordiale - 20% off until November 30 (excludes Thanksgiving Day)

I recently went to this family-owned restaurant in Sherman Oaks, and was very pleased to find that they are so health and diet-friendly. They have menu options for certain items to be made with either less or no oil and butter. Two of the family members/owners are gluten intolerant, so they are very sensitive to dietary restrictions. One of the owners expressed, "We have always tried to cater to our customers dietary needs which goes hand in hand with making people feel like part of the family, and frequently comment that it is like a 'home away from home.'"

Here is a list of their lunch and dinner menu items without eggs, meat, or fish. The bread that they initially serve you when you are seated is also without eggs:

APPETIZERS

  • GUACAMOLE & CHIPS corn tortilla chips with guacamole & salsa
  • SPICY SAUTEED MUSHROOMS in a spicy szechuan sauce
  • APPETIZER PIZZA tomato sauce, basil & mozzarella
  • GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM with marinara sauce and mozzarella
STARTER SALADS
  • Dressings without egg are the chinese & herb viniagrette dressing
  • HOUSE SALAD mixed greens, tomatoes, radicchio and cucumber;
  • GARDEN SALAD mixed greens, chopped tomato, green onions & crumbled bleu cheese; herb vinaigrette
  • BUTTER LETTUCE SALAD asparagus, avocado, bleu cheese, tomato & pinenuts; herb vinaigrette
PASTA

They offer 3 eggless pastas (farfalle, angelhair or linguini) which can be substituted for any of the menu dishes below:
  • GNOCCHI fresh tomato, basil and portobello mushrooms (must substitute the gnocchi)
  • FRESH TOMATO & BASIL angelhair pasta topped with fresh tomatoes and basil
  • CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE linguini pasta with asparagus & sundried tomatoes in a creamy garlic sauce
  • LINGUINI CORDIALE spinach, green onions, mushrooms and tomatoes in an olive oil garlic sauce
DESSERTS
  • FRENCH APPLE “TARTE TATIN” baked caramelized apples on a puff pastry
  • FRESH BERRIES with whipped cream ( Seasonal )
  • RASPBERRY SORBET
LUNCH ONLY

VEGETARIAN SANDWICH whole wheat with avocado, swiss cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomato

COMBINATION LUNCHES

Create your own perfect lunch plate Monday - Friday from 11:30am - 2:45pm

Select 3 items in total (The following are the no egg, meat or fish selections.)
  • French Fries
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Tomato & Basil Salad
  • Basmati Rice
  • Butter Lettuce Salad
  • Sauteed Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Baby Lettuce Salad
  • Farfalle Marinara
You can also email cafecordiale@earthlink.net or call 818-789-1985 about your dietary needs. The restaurant also features live music every Wednesday through Saturday. From now until November 30th (excluding Thanksgiving day), they will give 20% off to anyone who mentions reading about them on this website.

click here for their Cafe Cordiale's website

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