Nov 12

Getting Bowl'd Over at Nordstrom

If you haven’t been shopping at places like Nordstrom lately, we understand. But our mates at Nordstrom Restaurants are giving you lots of tasty reasons to come back out to retail, especially this month! All month long, they’re celebrating Australian lamb at every café and restaurant at Nordstrom, with a series of nationwide lamb dishes and local spins from chefs at each store  – we see you BBQ lamb tacos!  

The leading dish is this “5-Alarm Fall Vegetable Grain Bowl,” a killer seasonal adaptation from Chef Adriana Olson to a menu mainstay at Nordstrom. Hers was the winning dish at an innovation session featuring your mates at True Aussie and a whole kitchen full of Nordstrom chefs.

While the Australian lamb meatballs definitely star, there’s a great cast of flavorful seasonal elements – roasted butternut squash, greens, a toothsome red quinoa-farro blend, and crunchy root vegetable chips. We love the turmeric vinaigrette that holds this bowl together – it’s got those health cues for the Nordstrom shopper, and the earthy flavor is a great bridge. A little touch of spiced yogurt is more than plate decoration; it adds the perfect amount of richness to an overall light and healthy dish…and cools off any lingering heat from the “5-alarm” Nordstrom spice blend that’s in the meatballs.

Nice one Chef Adriana!


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