Considering the menu at Café My House.
Inside the brick-walled and vine-covered back patio with the apple tree. It’s like a little piece of Europe.
The menu changes every 2 months. There’s not much you can tell from the descriptions and where it says cheese tray, you should know that’s vegan cheese.
While we were waiting we were surprised with an amuse-bouche of a balsamic fig. The closest to a fig fresh off the tree that we’ve had since the tree. Colour us amused.
Spoiler: coming next was the best food we’ve had anywhere in months. You know the part of the meal when the waiter comes to check on you and asks, how is everything and you say, good or falsetto, great. In this case, automatic reply was: exquisite!
Cauliflower Panna Cotta & Falafel: Cauliflower panna cotta, cumin & cucumber raita, parsley & tomato salsa. falafel, spicy pickles. That panna cotta is something else. That texture must be hard to nail but it melts in the mouth.
Local potatoes, smokey shiitake mushrooms & Arugula salad, lemon sour cream. Cream, not a cream. perfectly well-balanced.
Looking back over the salad tower at the edible flowers. Pictures can not so justice to food sculpture.
Dare we not have a dessert? A basil strawberry cheesecake. The basil was spectacular. I’d forgotten you can make that sweet. We haven’t had it since basil ice cream in Rome. A nice finisher to the meal.
It’s all vegan and gluten free but it’s not a workaround. You wouldn’t miss it.
It is pricy, but it’s excellent in food, presentation, service. It was $50, no drinks, for an appetizer main and dessert split across 2 people. But they were substantial servings and we didn’t leave hungry.
It was similar in high-end skill to Zen Kitchen which is apparently, reopened. Anyone here been back there yet?