Zen Kitchen

Posted on Friday 4 March 2011

Best Restaurant Meal Ever? They exceeded my pretty high expectations.

hummus and bread
While waiting: bread and hummus at ZenKitchen, 634 Somerset between Bronson and Percy.

appetizer of earth and sea veggies
Appetizer: Raw land and Sea Salad with root vegetable spirals, sea vegetables, sesame-ginger dressing, nori-flakes

amuse bouche
Amuse-bouche: carmelized onions and microgreens and a lovely texture of bread.

mocktail de jour
Chef Caroline’s choice of non-alcoholic cocktail of the day: it is, it is…bubbly and lovely.

other angle

main dish
Main: Panko-crusted seitan medallions with a cranberry-teriyaki sauce, ancient grain pilaf, and Asian slaw

raw special
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 tarte
Peanut butter and chocolate tart with peanut tuille,

lemon tart
Fresh lemon pie in a nut crust with coconut whipped cream and

from trio of chef's choice desserts
pear in a red wine, fruity, star anise sauce.

mint truffles
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.

    March 5, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Ha, I came over, not as a writer, but a foodie! I loved Zen, but it closed here in Princeton. as they say ‘location location location’, but the food was wonderful!

    March 14, 2011 | 5:23 am

    Congrats on the second book publishing! :)

    Your dinner looks so tasty!

    Last Tuesday to Thursday (March 8-10), ZenKitchen had a promotional 3 tasting plates for $30, a very good value.

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