For you vegetarians out there, a new restaurant opens in Plaza Midwood today. Coming from the folks who own Something Classic Catering and Cafes and Halcyon, Flavors From the Earth, FERN, Flavors from the Garden (1323 Central Ave.) will offer "a variety of vegan dishes and substitutions accented with Indian, Mediterranean, and Southwestern flavor inspirations." Menu options include The Envious Artichoke (braised artichoke stuffed with local spinach, lucques olives and roasted garlic in a white wine-lemon broth), the Laughing Buddha Bowl (a unique daily balance of the essentials: beans, rice, greens and vegetables) and Beer Donut Holes (chocolate stout glaze and chocolate pop rocks).
Some more info from the press release:
Chef Alyssa Gorelick has also created a chakra-inspired juice menu of elixirs designed to channel the location and emotions of each individual chakra color. Guests can test the waters with combinations like Red Passion (red beet, kale, carrot, apple) and Indigo Intuition (mango, dark cherry, coconut milk) or enjoy Yellow Purpose (golden beet, fennel, apple, cucumber, turmeric) and Green Balance (spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, grapefruit) for the more experienced juicer.
The design of FERN, conceptualized by co-owners Jill Marcus and Karen Teed, is intended to provide refuge from the hectic traffic of Central Ave. Shades of green are accented by natural textiles, a living fern wall and custom artwork from figure artist Harriet Goode of Rock Hill, SC; who also created a portrait that overlooks and inspired the dining room at sister-restaurant Halcyon. Guests sit at hand-crafted heart of pine tables, repurposed from a textile mill in Albermarle, NC, beneath custom mason jar light fixtures.
FERN, Flavors from the Garden, will be open serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Reservations are accepted for dinner.
Take a gander at the opening menu by clicking the PDF below.