Second time was a charm.
Posted on 10 / 17 / 2012
We were greeted by Thierry and felt like we were being welcomed into his home. The aromas, vibe and friendliness of his Cafe let you know you're some place different and certainly in for something unique.
While the menu is both simple and, perhaps - overwhelming - due, in large part, to a blending of both foods AND products, ordering and experiencing Theirry's self-taught vegan/raw gourmand talents couldn't be simpler.
We started with the "all you can eat" buffet which included a variety of items: delectable, warm raw lentil soup, salad with various greens, whole red/orange/yellow mini bell peppers, and unbelievable quinoa dish replete with veggies and fruits, a gluten-free (all of the meals are!) pasta with the most amazing treatment of veggies and sauces.
The house (oil free - again everything here is) salad dressing, olives, almonds, mesquite sauces, etc. - are ALL world-class. Everything is super relaxed in terms of how much food you can consume (plates are huge...and Thierry is so wonderful - lets you hang and encourages you to eat as much as you like.
Their magic water is fabulous...not sure why it makes you feel so good, but his invention of creating a whirlpool is really neat.
In addition to the standard menu, we also ate (on Tara J.'s recommendation) the vegan pizza. As she's so eloquently put it - it was DIVINE!. Additionally, we sampled the chef's special vegan burger which was simply out of this world. The care, preparation and presentation of this was like nothing I've ever seen.
Desert was included (a vegan ice cream - plus we upgraded one of ours to the vegan chocolate popsicle ice/cream stick. OMG...I can't even begin to describe.
Yes...we are fans...and I can't wait to go back. I know I speak for my wife who was equally blown away. Thank goodness he's out here in Parkland near our home.
Note - some of you might balk at the prices (our lunch - with a 20% tip) was well north of $50. It didn't need to be this high - but we went with many more extras (portions, specials, etc.) and felt that it was ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. The care, raw materials, and "instant-on nature" of Thierry's artful cooking is absolutely worth it....though I hope he doesn't read this next part (we'd have paid even more....it was that good).
Like I said....second time was the charm and absolutely worth the wait!!!!
FRIENDLINESS, KNOWLEDGE, FOOD