WORDS Caroline Rosen
Last night, as you already know if you have facebook or instagram or the ability to receive text messages, Oprah came to Montgomery to eat at TRUE on in Old Cloverdale. Apparently, a bunch of curious Montgomerians lined up outside the restaurant as more and more people became aware of her presence until eventually, security had to shoo everyone away. It was wonderful to host Oprah in Montgomery, but one question remains: what did Oprah eat?
As a MADE exclusive, we have the full menu, including Oprah's favorites.
The first course was a selection of seasonal salads, all of which were 90% local, with vegetables from Maddox Farms, EAT South and the Curb Market, and seafood from the Gulf via Destin Connection. Oprah's favorite was the Salted Watermelon and Shaved Cucumber Salad. Other choices were a marinated squash and crab salad and Wesley True's "Taste of Summer," chilled shrimp mousse with red pepper ice cream in a squid ink and dashi broth.
The second course was a selection of other locally sourced dishes. The standout: "River Region NY Strip and Braised Beef," a dish sourced entirely from Montgomery. The family behind River Region Beef has been raising cattle in Montgomery County for two generations, and it's incredible. "River Region is Montgomery County beef, done right. A lot of local beef is just having some cattle on your land, then deciding to eat them. It's terrible. River Region is so much better than normal beef, it's amazing something that tastes so good comes from right here Montgomery," said Chef Wesley True.
For dessert, Peach Shortcake and White Chocolate Mousee.
If you want to eat like Oprah, come into TRUE -- everything on the Oprah menu (below) is available tonight except the River Region Beef. Unfortunately, Wesley served the last of that great local beef to our out of town guests.