TruFire’s seared ahi tuna salad

Restaurant Review: Trufire Kitchen & Bar

The whole family just might leave satisfied.

When I dine out with my family in Colleyville, we struggle to find a restaurant that fits all of our wacky requirements. There is the grumpy daddy who doesn’t like to pay for fine dining, a gluten-free daughter, a text-addict teenager, a 5-year-old boy who demands pepperoni on everything, and my sister, who rarely receives royal treatment at the table. On this evening, we entered the slick, sophisticated establishment and slid into a large booth. Two hours later, we emerged satiated. Our gluten-free gal was handed her own menu with 20 options. The feast for the finicky included a stellar falafel and hummus platter; inventive charred artichokes lightly bathed in garlic butter and breadcrumbs; pepperoni pizza on whole-wheat dough (kid’s size for $4); and a marvelous salad of organic greens, peppered sweet Texas pecans, blue cheese, and pears tossed in fig-based dressing. The iPhone was replaced by a plate of Italian sausage, shrimp, and rigatoni covered scarcely, in a good way, with prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic cream sauce. Service was not only attentive and well-paced, but our server also walked us through most of the red wines on the list with ease. I love the four-category format: $7.95 a glass ($25 bottle), $12 a glass ($45 bottle), $65 bottles, and $85 bottles. After grumpy daddy looked at the bill, which with drinks, apps, entrées, and desserts totaled $125, he said, “Man, I didn’t expect this. I’d come back.” My sister looked at me and mouthed, “Thank you.”

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