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Houston… I’ll have the squash!

December 8, 2009

One of the things I enjoy ordering when I visit a restaurant that buys from McClendon’s Select is the vegetarian plate. I have found that restaurants that care about buying organic usually take great pride in how they prepare vegetable dishes. I love seeing what different chefs do with our produce and the vegetarian plate always offers a beautiful presentation that highlight the flavors of what we grow.

Both Houston’s restaurants in the Valley have worked with McClendon’s Select for some time. I have ordered the vegetable plates at both and have been always interested to see how they use what is in season. I can tell you that right now Houston’s Scottsdale is serving our Spaghetti Squash in a way I have never had before, but one that I hope to replicate at home again and again.

The Spaghetti Squash came sauteed in olive oil with golden raisins, spinach, Chanterelle mushrooms and a little Parmesan-Reggiano. It was delightful! Those flavors all worked so well together. Sean had ordered the snapper and came with a side of it as well, which is a good thing, because I wasn’t sharing. We enjoyed it as much as their famed Chicago-Style Spinach Dip, which says a lot.

So, all you carnivores out there, take a walk on the vegetarian side every now and then. You never know what you are going to find!

Houston’s Scottsdale
6113 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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