With higher than average levels of antioxidants and nutritional content, pomegranate has become a popular fruit with modern day consumers. November is National Pomegranate Month and the perfect time to indulge in some tasty dishes and drinks that incorporate the super fruit.
Farmer’s Table is La Mesa’s neighborhood farm-to-table eatery where locals and visitors can enjoy quality cuisine. Breakfast and lunch is served daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For a healthy and light lunch option that includes the slightly sour kick of pomegranate seeds, be sure to order the Baby Kale Salad. In addition to the seeds, oranges, blueberries and candied walnuts are all covered in a light citrus vinaigrette. You even have the option to add chicken, shrimp or steak to this superb salad!
A revival of Mission Beach’s colorful past, Miss B’s Coconut Club prides itself on offering Caribbean-inspired American food with tiki flair and creative cocktails. The menu lists Jerk Rubbed Chicken Wings, ceviche and oysters among many other flavorful dishes. Rum is the star at Miss B’s, and has a leading role in the drink and shareable punch bowl choices. Many cocktails also incorporate fresh fruit, like lime, coconut and even pomegranate. The Vaval Cocktail consists of Rhum Agricole, creole shrubb, lime juice, pineapple juice, house honey syrup, house pomegranate syrup and black walnut bitters to create a refreshing beverage that would pair well with any dish at this coastal favorite spot.
For another enjoyable beverage that incorporates the pomegranate super food, head to Wood Ranch in Mission Valley. Along with their whisky drinks, drafts, margaritas and variety of wines, they’re also serving hand-crafted cocktails, like the Raspberry-POM® Martini. Not your typical martini, this drink is an invigorating mix of Cruzan Raspberry rum and pure POM® juice, made from the fruit of the pomegranate. Sweet and light, it’ll be tough to limit yourself to only one of these delightful drinks.
Visit any of these places during November for National Pomegranate Month, and don’t take for pom-e-granate this tasty fruit.