All Reviews by maryjoy
Kempinski Plaza, Uhlandstrasse 181-183, Berlin, Germany
We visited La Mano Verde our first night in Berlin and it was a great find. We were happily surprised to find such great vegan fare in Berlin. We had the pineapple boat and the raw tagliatelle. They were both excellent dishes, but we especially appreciated the raw 'pasta' dish. We highly recommend this restaurant to everybody, regardless of their dietary preferences. Ya!
22 rue Maurice Fonvieille, Toulouse, France
I visited this restaurant last night (a Tuesday) for dinner with one other person. It was delicious. Both of us chose the buffet, and were disappointed most by the warm food selection. It seemed as if it had been sitting out for hours. In contrast the salads were creative, filling, and fresh (definitely not sitting out for hours!). The desserts were also appealing (ex/ lemon custard, apricot tart, fresh cherries in cinnamon, orange, and sugar syrup), but also some healthy options, such as muesli and yogurt. Some examples of the salads were: Fennel, Dill, Peppercorn and Vinegar; Pureed Beets with Garlic (among other things!); Pear, Spinach and Comte.
The wine was reasonably priced. We had a large carafe of a high quality rose for 7 Euros. The staff also provided good service, though there were only two other tables in use at that time. If I return to Toulouse, I will definitely return here as well!
C/ Sant Antoni Abat, 52, Barcelona, Spain
Delicious and Friendly Lunch!
I searched out Sesamo after reading about it in Lonely Planet, and arrived at 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. There was no one else in the whole tiny place! My partner and I shared a bottle of rosado and had a delicious two course lunch. We started with a grilled peach, rocket, and pecorino salad and a ginger, melon and cucumber soup (cold). Then we got a mushroom/cheddar tart (with side salad) and a pear, parmesan oil, beet, and fresh yogurt over greens. The staff (just one guy) was so nice and helpful. He even gave us a free shot of a Spanish liqueur at the end! I would go back to this place in a heartbeat if I wasn't leaving Barcelona so soon!