I called the place earlier in the day and asked about what they had for a "strict vegetarian, no animals, fish, eggs or cheese..."
I was told about pasta and vegetables, (OK), salad with grilled vegetables, (ok, hot and cold ... interesting combo but still ok), french fries and onion rings, (to get my minimum daily requirement of fried food), and then I was told, and I do quote here, "we sometimes have vegetarians come in here and they eat side dishes and whatnot." Mmmm, a big bowl of whatnot. Making my mouth water just thinking about it. Of course the batter for the onion rings was not vegan I later found out.
I went with the garlic pasta with mushrooms and a tomato coulis and the grilled vegetable salad over mixed greens.
|You can't see the beach but you can see the lights of Ste. Maarten across the water.|
|This is the Garlic Mushroom pasta in a tomato coulis. It was more like tomato paste with a few drops of water, very thick, no mushrooms, didn't taste garlic but there were a ton of onions.|
|Yeah, but ... but? Butter? I didn't even ask. I just thought about the vegan Boca chicken patties and Daiya cheese I had back in the room.|
As far as Smokey's goes, take a cab somewhere else where they care.
Now for the pancakes. I used the recipe from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's "The Joy of Vegan Baking." It was easy, quick and made pretty good pancakes. The second batch I used half whole wheat flour and they were just as good but with a heartier wheatier taste. I used maple syrup the first batch and agave the second. They were sweet enough not to need syrup. I caved in and put that big nob of Earth Balance on top.