A few months ago I had the pleasure of trying a tasting menu at Belmonte Raw located in Toronto. Belmonte Raw makes delicious gluten free, plant based meals using fair trade, local and organic produce that is sourced directly from the farmers. I also had the opportunity to chat with Carol Belmonte, the chef and owner, about what inspired her to become a chef and restaurant owner. I had a delicious meal at Belmonte Raw and if you want to read more about it check out my full review at The Naked Label.
Here are some pictures from my visit!
Belmonte Raw sells delicious juices and fantastic cleansing packages; send them an email for more info.
Carol also sells delicious salts and spice blends at her Leslieville boutique.
Nachos made with jicama, topped with nut based meat and creamy cashew cheese sauce.
Asian Slaw made with purple cabbage, jicama, carrots and green beans topped with acai powder, goji berries and sunflower sprouts. It also comes with an amazing tangy peanut tamarind sauce.
Madras Curry is cauliflower based curry with tomatoes, cilantro, carrots topped with a creamy cashew curry sauce that sits on top of massaged kale.
I had the pleasure of tasting Carole’s famous Peanut Butter Thimble and a Comfort Smoothie for dessert. Her chocolates are completely raw and are melt in your mouth delicious.
And don’t forget to come back soon to check out my festive Spelt Sugar Cookie recipe!