Eating organically is a great way to give back to Mother Nature without picking up trash along roads or planting a tree every time someone forgets to recycle. Chow down on earth-aware edibles with this Groupon to Fontana D’ Amore Organic Bistro in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
For $29, you get an organic dinner for two (up to a $62 total value) that includes the following items:<p>
- One appetizer (up to an $8 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
Two nonalcoholic beverages (up to an $5 value each)<p>
- For $15, you get $30 worth of anything on the menu. Entrees range from $12 to $22.<p>
Profiled by the Arizona Republic, the culinary artists at Fontana D’ Amore Organic Bistro follow eco-friendly practices and craft a smorgasbord of raw, vegan, vegetarian, and free-range-meat entrees tailored to accommodate any dietary restrictions, all in an elegant, romantic space in The Borgata shopping center. A pantry stocked with alternative ingredients allows chefs to make any dish gluten-, dairy-, sugar-, or nut-free by replacing milk with almond milk, sugar with coconut crystals, or grains with pictures of lush wheat fields. Locally grown herbs spice up Holy Guacamole’s blend of avocado and vine-ripened tomatoes spread on bread or fresh veggie sticks. Chefs bury whole-grain Kamut or gluten-free noodles beneath a biodome of greenery, cherry tomatoes, and soaked almonds doused with coconut oil and sea salt in the vegan Pasta Bellisima. Beverages such as strawberry cream spritzers, with strawberries and coconut milk, and the ciocolatta chinno, which features coffee, cacao, cream, banana, cashew butter, and coconut milk, can be sweetened with raw agave syrup, local raw honey, coconut crystals, or stevia liquid.
The environmentally conscious eatery enlists pans made from natural earth materials and shirks chemicals in favor of safe, natural cleansers and sanitizers to shine up the dining room. Fontana D’ Amore extends its green-ness to the digital world by powering their website completely with solar energy instead of the coal-burning trains that drive the Internet.