A rare high-end vegetarian restaurant
Posted on 12 / 03 / 2010
Cafe Flora and Carmelita are the only high-end vegetarian restaurants in Seattle. I had the good fortune to do both of them in sequential evenings.
I started with the saffron-cauliflower phyllo napoleon which was a little bland. My friends had the cheese plate which they were quite pleased with.
Actually we started off with cocktails. I mention this only because I want to recommend the gin-ginger; excellent.
For the main course, I had the trio squash pizza which blew away the chantrelle pizza I had at Flora's the night before. Other dishes ordered at the table includeded the farfalle pasta which was excellent and the purple potato gnocci which was great as well.
For dessert there was sherbert (of which I'm not a fan) which was enjoyed by the person who ordered it. The pecan pumpkin pound cake got mixed reviews. I, however, enjoyed my Valrona chocolate cup.
The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and efficient.
Overall, an exceptional dining experience. It would be nice if there were more high-end restaurants in Seattle.
Great Food, Great Service, Good Atmosphere
Pricey, but worth it.