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Enjoy Food That Tastes Great And Is Good For You At Giovanni’s Healthy Café
Story and Photos by Jack Lowenstein
Lori and John Giattino came to South Florida to make their dreams come true, and this summer, they will invite the community to enjoy the food they love when Giovanni’s Healthy Café opens on State Road 7. Located near the Publix store on the west side of SR 7, just south of Southern Blvd., the Giattinos are completely renovating the space and expect to open this month. Their goal is to have people walk through the door and feel like they have entered the outdoor patio of an Italian café. “Our food is served healthy, with no extra oils. It’s a healthier cuisine by its nature because everything is fresh,” John said. “Most of our dishes really focus on vegetables and what is good for you.” The Giattinos will get their produce fresh daily and their meats fresh every other day, kept fresh in the walkin refrigerator. They have found local vendors to partner with for their daily fresh items and are focusing on alternative ingredients for the foods that they make. One dish that patrons will have the opportunity to
enjoy with a cup of coffee is their signature quiche created by head chef and longtime friend Steve Mlinarz. The quiche is made with two types of cheese — gruyere and cheddar — and also includes diced ham and asparagus. “We will be making these fresh,” John said. “This does not have a regular quiche crust; it has an almond flour crust.” Lori noted that it is “not as high in carbs, as you find in white flour or processed flours.” In particular, the dish is great for people with diabetes. “I’m a diabetic, so white flour is not good for me. It spikes my blood sugar,” John explained. “However, the almond flour, coconut flours, they don’t do that to me. So, I lean more toward a low carbohydrate diet.” wellington the magazine | july 2017
Published on Jun 25, 2017
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