Best Restaurant Meal Ever? They exceeded my pretty high expectations.
While waiting: bread and hummus at ZenKitchen, 634 Somerset between Bronson and Percy.
Appetizer: Raw land and Sea Salad with root vegetable spirals, sea vegetables, sesame-ginger dressing, nori-flakes
Amuse-bouche: carmelized onions and microgreens and a lovely texture of bread.
Chef Caroline’s choice of non-alcoholic cocktail of the day: it is, it is…bubbly and lovely.
Main: Panko-crusted seitan medallions with a cranberry-teriyaki sauce, ancient grain pilaf, and Asian slaw
Main: Raw Special: vegetable spiral noodles with fresh tomato marinara sauce, nut cheese, flax seed crackers, and kale chips
Dessert trio sampler, in this case:
Peanut butter and chocolate tart with peanut tuille,
Fresh lemon pie in a nut crust with coconut whipped cream and
pear in a red wine, fruity, star anise sauce.
With the bill: mint truffles and the knowledge that someone knows how to do truffles that don’t prevalently taste like icing sugar and fat.
About 2 1/2 hours and $50 a plate for meal but well worth it for a splurge. And since I’m getting a second book published and it’s almost my birthday, that qualifies.