SANTA FE, N.M. — I had never visited Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, but when I read that it has recently introduced a new menu, I was interested to see what it had to offer. A helpful waitress explained that the previous dinner menu featured a fusion of Southeast Asian flavors, but the Cambodian chef had left to revisit that part of the world.
In response, the restaurateurs came up with a brand new list of selections with some international inspiration, including a number of offerings targeted at specific diets, from vegan to paleo, with all dinner entrees promised to be gluten-free. You can find yucca root flatbread pizza and get a gluten-free bun with your lamb burger.
If that sounds a little too obsessive or precious, though, don’t fear. When my guest and I, committed omnivores both, visited on a recent Saturday evening, we found plenty that appealed.
We both chose to start the meal with a half-salad ($7 each). (The full salads can be enhanced with various protein options to make a complete meal.)