Excellent Vegan Food
Posted on 02 / 14 / 2015
Outstanding restaurant. There is a wide selection of vegan food and I love that they have both raw options and traditional/cooked options.
I also love that their names and the presentations are a take-off on non-veggie foods. For example, I had the "Beet Tartare" appetizer (love the name). The flavor was fresh, and the mix of sweet from the beets and spicy/bitter from the arugula was a great combination.
My husband ordered the special which was some sort of oat-based breaded cake in an amazing mushroom sauce. The mushrooms sauteed in a sherry sauce were my favorite flavor on the plate, although the roasted asparagus came a very close second. I ordered the palm cakes which were really great. The mustard sauce was delicious, and it was served on a generous bed of rice. It was too much food but it tasted so good, and we so rarely find gourmet vegan food that we couldn't stop.
We couldn't pick one dessert so we went for the sampler. Our least favorite was the carrot cake but that's not surprising because I have never found a vegan carrot cake that comes close to the real thing for me. The very best dessert was the brownie a la mode (although they were out of vanilla soy-ice-cream (homemade) but the chocolate was great and I didn't feel a chocolate overload that I expected with chocolate brownie and chocolate ice-cream. The chocolate mousse, although good, paled besides the chocolate ice cream, and the chocolate ganache cake paled beside the brownie. I think we would have been most happy had we chosen just the brownie a la mode and had a full serving but since that wouldn't have been our first choice anyway, I'm glad that we chose the sampler.
The service was quick and prompt and our server had a great personality and was very helpful in the selection process.
Despite the fact that it was a generous portion of food, that the food was very fresh, and well prepared, and the presentation was lovely, this restaurant was much less expensive than comparable meals we have eaten in Ft. Lauderdale (Sublime) and San Francisco (Millenium).
The only small complaints - there is a single-stall restroom (and the handle was sticking), and there was not adequate parking in the lot so we had to park on the street, but these are just small issues. Overall we enjoyed this restaurant it was a great value, and a great way to spend valentines day.
Fresh, creative, and great-tasting, Generous portions, Wide selection