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Eating to Live on the Outside: Lush

After another busy week of blogging, it’s finally Friday. Time to eat! And today, Eating to Live on the Outside we’re heading to Lush in Atlanta, Georgia. Not literally.

Looking at the menu, I dig it! It’s not perfect, but there are enough Fuhrman-friendly options to experiment. So, here’s what I might order:

Quinoa Tabouleh Salad

  • Quinoa, fresh mint, parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes and black olive oil; okay, quinoa rocks, but the olive oil might annoy you. I’m cool.

Roasted Red Beet Carpaccio

  • Red beets, baby arugula, red onion, fried capers and champagne vinaigrette; I’d nix the capers.

Steamed Butternut Squash Shuimai

  • Butternut squash, garlic herb butter, toasted pumpkin seeds and balsamic reduction; I like the squash, but I’d pass on the butter.

Wehani Wild Rice Salad

  • Wild rice, walnuts, dried cranberries, apples, celery, carrots and organic apple cider vinaigrette; the wild rice is a little iffy, but I’m okay with it.

Pan-Roasted Exotic Mushrooms

  • Mushrooms, asparagus, sweet corn, roasted garlic risotto, fried leeks and truffle oil; if the risotto is dairy-free I can handle it, but the fried leeks do give me pause.

Fire-Grilled Herb-Marinated Portabella Caps

  • Portabella mushrooms, roasted root vegetable farro, baby arugula, crispy salsify and thyme-infused garlic cream reduction; sounds free intriguing, hopefully they can ditch the cream.

Spicy Creole Vegetable Gumbo

  • Vegetables, basmati rice, golden crisped okra and warm corn bread; I’d skip the corn bread and the rice doesn’t bother me too much.

Szechwan Glazed Tofu

  • Tofu, red peppers, Vidalia onions and shitake mushrooms; pretty simple, sounds good.

Baby Argula, Endive, Melon and Stone Fruits

  • All that stuff and vanilla bean vinaigrette; quite an enticing combination.

Not a landside of food, but there’s plenty of good stuff! If had to pick, I’d go for Roasted Red Beet Carpaccio or the Steamed Butternut Squash Shuimai. I’m a sucker for roasted beets.

Okay, your turn! Check out Lush’s menu and let me know how you handle Eating to Live on the Outside. It’s easy, just send an email or make a comment. Until then, eat mightily! Peace.

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Lindsay - December 12, 2008 1:39 PM

Lush was absolutely one of the best restaurants in Atlanta for ETLers and ETL-sympathizers, but I seem to recall that it closed down back in 2006.

Any other Atlanta natives able to verify?

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