"Everything is prepared on site from scratch," Renna said. "We have Italian, Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiian and Asian Fusion. We will soon incorporate more Hawaiian desserts like haupia, a coconut milk pudding."
Signature dishes called Island Garden Specials include entrees such as Korean Chicken BBQ, Japanese Chicken Curry, and Chicken Adobo, boneless chicken marinated in soy-vinegar dressing and served with fried rice. Vegetarian dishes are available with more to be added.
"We want to introduce a healthy way of eating," King said. "Eating healthy is better for us and our children. What we are eating is causing diseases to our body. God intended for humans to be healthy."
She loves being located in Spencer with its beautiful scenery, friendly people and a population small enough to achieve a connection with the community.
While she is an interior designer by profession, she also enjoys cooking and coming up with new and healthy recipes for the restaurant.
"We use fresh ingredients and less oil," she said. "Everything is freshly made every day."
Customers may eat on site or carry out. Catering is available.
Island Garden is located at 215 Main St. in Spencer. Regular hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Saturday. The telephone number is 304-519-5906.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.