DIVE Coastal Cuisine, the neighborhood restaurant located in Snider Plaza for 10+ years and known for their healthy, light and flavorful fare is featuring fresh specials throughout the month of July. DIVE believes your meals should be clean, honest and satisfying with every ingredient of every meal being thoughtfully selected.
Specials include Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with carrots, cucumber, mint, cilantro and chives; Watermelon Arugula & Feta Salad with garlic citrus vinaigrette and micro greens; Green Goddess Soup with avocado and roasted pine nuts; and Copper River Salmon with succotash.
In addition to Dive’s monthly specials – on July 15, Dive is celebrating their 13th anniversary with a party featuring bites, refreshing drinks and a one-day pop-up market featuring female-owned local businesses from jewelry companies to boutiques to med spas, workout studios and more!
About DIVE Coastal Cuisine and Owner/Chef, Franchesca Nor:
DIVE is located in Snider Plaza and has been around for 10+ years and is known for its healthy, light and flavorful fare featuring organic produce, seasonal seafood entrees and an array of creative salads, sandwiches and specials. DIVE believes your meals should be clean, honest and satisfying. They believe in connections from their kitchen to your table – and that every ingredient of every meal should be thoughtful.
Franchesca thoughtfully chooses every ingredient used in the dishes on the menu and uses organic, non-GMO, local produce whenever possible. They also cook with grass-fed, hormone-free beef and free-range, natural chicken. Gluten-free rice bran oil, coconut oil and ghee are used in the kitchen.
A little more background on Franchesca:
Born and raised in Southern California, Franchesca is part Brazilian and Texan – but she’s inspired by the world around her. She’s lived in Colorado, Lake Tahoe, California, Italy, and Florida.
Graduating at the top of her class at Johnson & Wales University, Franchesca was then schooled by different culinary masters, including Chef Alan Susser (founder of the Mango Gang in Florida), Chef David Bouley (Evolution), Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo (winner of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef award), Franchesca plays homage to her training with full, flavorful, and entertaining dishes.
Dive’s menu is heavily influenced by Franchesca’s childhood, travels, and culinary education.