Again, the wonderful and magical app called Instagram has introduced me to yet another great restaurant and friend! As I sometimes do when I’m bored, I was aimlessly scrolling thru the #BOCARATON hashtag on Instagram when I stumbled upon the owner of Roots Italian Kitchen personal Instagram page. That is how I discovered Roots Italian. I messaged Yuri (owner and operator) and told him that I was local and was planning on coming in for a visit ASAP! I work at Merrill Lynch in downtown Boca, which is about 2 blocks from Roots and many other #LifeOfTheDank regular spots, so it was a match made in heaven! This was back in the middle of July when they had just opened up for business. I went, had an awesome meal and was dying to go back. I let wayyyyyyyyy too much time go by before my next visit, but boy did I make up for lost time!
On October 25th I was invited to an exclusive “dinner tasting menu” event at Roots hosted by Owner/Operator – Yuri Kouzenkov, Executive Chef/Owner – Michael Latimore and Denise Righetti from Savor Our City. They hosted a great evening with some of my other local and regional foodies in attendance. We were treated to some really great Italian and Spanish wines and of course incredible Italian food! At Roots Italian Kitchen all of their ingredients are made fresh and in-house. Their mozzarella is made with the highest grade of Belgioioso curd, and their gnocchi is hand-made daily by Chef Mike using only Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes that he hand picks. One of their main goals here at Roots is to provide guests with a health(ier) version of traditional Italian fare. All of their sauces are made to order and contain little to no butter or oil. In addition to that, every dish is based around a vegetable or contains one as a side.
Roots Italian Kitchen is open for dinner nightly (closed Monday) from 5-till and they are currently working on a brand new lunch menu and plan on opening up for lunch in the near future. They also have recently gotten into the catering business, offering up a light and tasty menu for catered lunches. This is an absolute “must go” if you are ever in Downtown Boca and ready to try something new, fresh and delicious!
Follow them on all their social media sites:
· Instagram – @roots_italian_kitchen
· Facebook – @rootsitaliankitchen