A Chef’s Answer for Time-Pressed Patrons

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Samples of Nirvana Grille’s one-pot take out meals.
Samples of Nirvana Grille’s one-pot take out meals.

Nirvana Grille’s chef owner Lindsay Smith-Rosales whipped up a new take on take-out food with family supper pot meals.

A working parent herself, she recognized a void for busy families and devised a one-pot take out meal that is already popular with some customers.

“We have received an outrageous amount of positive feedback so far and in the few days have had over 24 people enjoy a family pot meal,” she said last week.

Orders are placed before 3 p.m. online and the full week’s menu is posted at nirvanagrille.com. Post-3 p.m. orders can be called into the restaurant directly to check availability.

Pick up will be available to patrons on their way home after 5 p.m. so that they can enjoy family time around the table rather than start cooking or ordering fast food, Smith-Rosales said.

Meals will be served in an oven safe pot with up to three options daily and will come with a family style salad in a ceramic bowl. Extras like vegetable sides, desserts and artisan or garlic bread can be added to orders.

“Just take your meal home, set the table and serve or keep in the oven until ready to eat. No other effort required.  We even ask that the dishes be returned dirty so there is no clean up!” she said.

Depending on the nights selection, costs will range from $15-$20 per person and will be available in pots for two or four persons. Multiple pots can be ordered for larger families. Pots are returned the next day for the return of the deposit.

In keeping with the chef’s ethos for sustainability, she also encourages customers to bring in their own pot, which will be filled upon arrival. The restaurant can pack the order in to go boxes for a last minute order as well. She hopes to add delivery too

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