Why does Aurelia not make substitutes on sides dishes?
We are asked occasionally by our guests to change sides for their orders. This is not something we do. Each dish on the menu is carefully planned and prepared using select ingredients. The primary item in the dish, usually a protein, is cooked a certain way and paired with side items that enhance the flavor of that particular dish. When a side is substituted, the original flavor created by Chef James, changes in unexpected ways. Additionally, due to how we buy our ingredients, only taking what we need from local farms and suppliers, we may run out of certain sides if we make substitutions. This is our way of helping to reduce waste.
Part of the beauty of our menu, and our local supply of products, is that you have a new adventure every time you join us. We hope you understand and can embrace the adventure.