As with most of the restaurants I review, this isn't a vegan restaurant, but it is accommodating. For one, when the breads arrive, a printed card accompanies them listing the varieties and ingredients in each (I chose a small, warm pumpernickel roll with golden raisins and, I believe, walnuts.) It is not inexpensive, and I did indulge in some Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but the somalier was happy to offer me tastings as I made my selection so at least I knew I was spending the money on something I would like and that would pair well with my meal.
My friends enjoyed an amuse, brought to the table once we sat, and I started with a mixed field greens salad with shaved radish in a dijon vinaigrette. As an entree, I adapted two side dishes to have them made without butter (or pancetta) and really liked the flavors of the miso glazed brussel sprouts and sauteed tri-colored cauliflower. I worried that without protein, rice or potato I might not feel full but it was a wonderful meal ~ and let's be honest, when you're with good friends, sharing stories and laughing a lot, in a beautiful environment, how bad can any meal be?
When you want to splurge a little, call for a reservation. I have never heard anything but rave reviews. And clearly I've added my own!
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