A taste of Raw
Posted on 12 / 13 / 2011
I never ate at CRUDESSENCE before, and this week I realized I missed on something! I remember going there to leave my C.V on one of the restaurant downtown. I wanted to work there, but found the server to be a total snob ...! Ah the beauty of vegan snobbism! You might guess that is why I never went back, but the truth is I don't know many people who enjoy organic, raw, vegan food and I don't bother going by myself! Ironically, I went with a friend that is not even a vegetarian but enjoys Crudessence food.
We went to Rachel's Street CRUDESSENCE, it is very small and has a coffee shop atmosphere. The unique tiny bathroom was just beside the counter, which is kind of awkward...
Ok, yea the food! Damn delicious!!! My taste buds went crazy! I'm not kidding, once I started eating totally forgot that I meant to write a blog entry about it and didn't take picture of any kind!!
I ordered the a Pizza 'la luna':
"Served on a thin, crunchy sprouted
buckwheat and vegetable crust/
Caper aeoli, eggplant bacon, tomato,
mushroom, spinach, and creme fraiche"
My friend ordered lasagna:
Layers of sliced zucchini, fresh basil,
sundried tomato sauce and
macadamia nut "rawcotta" garnished
Served with Caesar salad
What I remember the most is the thin crust, I never tasted something like it before. The food, if you don't know is cooked by dehydration at low temperatures , where it is believed that the aliments preserved their whole nutritional value. I kind of had a hard time cutting the crust, the texture is dry. But, I was surprised to notice that, mixed with the rest of the ingredients, it melted in my mouth! I don't know how they make "la creme fraiche", but it is one of the small details that make a dish stand out.
As I said, it is a very small restaurant, therefore the service was quick and efficient. I came there with preconceived idea that only people with small appetites could be satisfied by those raw meals. I was totally wrong; I was really satisfied. I have to come back and taste their desert; I heard one is made with avocado! I will for sure, be taking many many pictures.
delicious , good service, satisfying portions