Umami Salad – Shredded Kale, Warm Quinoa, Roasted Kabocha, Bean Sprouts, Edamame, Kikurage, Avocado, Spice Mix Nut Sprinkle, Sesame Orange Miso Dressing
Ali Salad – Baby Spinach, Wild Rice, Roasted Broccoli, Roasted Beets, Cherry Tomatoes, Jicama, Avocado, Pickled Red Onion, Mapled Sunflower, Herbed Dressing
Ahi Tuna with Cucumber and Furikake
Roasted Chicken Breast with Lime
Korean Beef Bulgogi
Chicken Sandwich – Chargrilled Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Tarragon Sauce, Organic Sprouted Multigrain Bread
Berry & Apple Porridge – Overnight Oats in Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Blueberry Compote, Coconut Flakes, Gala Apple, Caramel
Apple Cinnamon Muffin stuffed with Purple Potato Butter
While casual readers of endoedibles probably think it’s just 24/7 gluttony a simple look at dates will tell of someone who limits their dining out quite strategically, both personal and professional knowledge involved in a decision that has maintained over 100 lost pounds since 2003, thus it should come as no surprise that a concept such as Ramir Bolanos DeCastro’s Purple Potato elicits great interest both as a health care advocate and someone who also enjoys eating really good Food.
Previously discussed mid-April, a hidden-in-plain-sight location at 10090 South Eastern Avenue discovered as a result of Chef DeCastro’s collaborative dinner at CRAFTkitchen, it was having recently taken over coordination of lunches at work that catering was requested from the healthy eating concept on Friday, the days of limp Salads from Rachel’s Kitchen or BJ’s Pizza now a thing of the past as both diners and small businesses stand to benefit from a focus on supporting local.
Not a short distance to travel from a storefront on the opposite side of the Valley, a requested delivery time of 11:30am not met due to traffic with the driver finally signed-off just minutes to noon, it was in a mixture of excitement and occasional raised eyebrows that Staff entered the conference room to find a collection of Salads, Sandwiches and “stuff with Seeds,” the healthy eaters immediately diving into glistening cubes of Tuna while those more prone to Burger King for Breakfast turned their attention to Chicken on Multigrain Bread with creamy mouthfeel created not by Mayonnaise but by housemade Tarragon Dressing.
Typifying the new era of “Quick Casual” and healthy, an emerging demographic of diners who desire the choice to eat out while adhering to their own dietary preferences, it was by request that Catering from Purple Potato allowed the utmost degree of customization, Proteins held separate from the Salads used to craft several ‘bowls,’ the Umami and Ali both entirely different yet equally delicious with the former beautifully balancing Cloud Ear Fungus against sweet Squash amidst Kale and Quinoa while the later placed fresh Baby Spinach amidst crunchy Jicama and Sunflower Seeds plus tender Tomatoes, Broccoli and Beets.
A far more fibrous and nutrient-dense meal than many have come to expect at an office frequently inundated with Cookies, Bagels and Donuts, the Roasted Chicken Breast and Beef made tangy with Sesame plus Soy both well suited to either Salad while spicy Chickpea Fritters were particularly enjoyable tossed amidst the Spinach whose zesty Dressing helped add a little moisture, it was again with skepticism that many eyeballed cups of “why are they blue?” Oats before taking a bite and marveling at the creamy base and natural sweetness, though it seems all were in agreement that Ramir’s Apple Cinnamon Muffin with a core of Purple Potato Butter was the real winner in terms of Dessert, the fact that they were Vegan probably not even noticed by most but truly remarkable when taking into account the fact that they were nearly as good as the best-in-Las-Vegas Brownie tasted at Purple Potato last time.
N/A: While the driver’s late arrival posed an issue for some, the 11:30am start time part of the reason some businesses are excluded from many Reps’ preferred caterers, it was with high praise from several Staff members that Purple Potato was welcomed to the Office, one going so far as to call it the best lunch he’d seen at any office in his thirty year career and even those who have deemed Café Rio or Earl of Sandwich ‘good’ in the past admitting that Purple Potato is a significant upgrade.
RECOMMENDED: Ali Salad, Umami Salad, Baked Falafel, Ahi Tuna, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Apple Cinnamon Muffin stuffed with Purple Potato Butter.
AVOID: Pastries rotate daily, so some items may not always be available.
TIP: 10:30a to 8:30p with online ordering via Yelp, a custom App or E-mail coordinated Catering all available in addition to phone orders and delivery.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.