Respond to Review of Alchemist Garden
by Purple Carrot
Review: I had wanted to try the food here for a while, and when I finally did, I was not disappointed. I had a raw food plate that included a variety of different dishes and a chocolate pie for dessert. The main course took a long time to prepare, but was worth the wait. The presentation was flawless (did the chef actually weave the courgette shreds together?) and the flavours were nothing short of fabulous. My table companion was at first unimpressed and refused to taste (because she could see what it tasted like - oh how wrong she was, but how could I possibly object? I could keep it all to myself) and couldn't wait to get her hands on a coffee at a coffee bar. But she was at last won over, swooning over her raw cheesecake. I am not vegan or even vegetarian, but I find that our dependence on meat, dairy and grains have left us unimaginative in the kitchen. Raw food cooking has opened up a completely new and exciting set of flavours and textures that is otherwise rare. This place lovingly prepares food that can only be described as haute cuisine, and deserves a large following. If you're in a hurry, pre-order. I will certainly go again.