|Entrance and bar area.|
The one tequila I ordered seemed to be the one that they sold out of but they have an extensive list and I chose another with a frozen margarita. I asked I asked our waitress, Katie, about vegan options after mindlessly perusing the menu and seeing everything I expected to see and mentally going through my options, vegetable fajitas, burrito with vegetables, (yes I have to ask about rice and chicken broth or beans and lard), how about this if I take away the cheese and meat, or that without ... another sigh and 20 questions, and was surprised when Katie, in her next breath, pointed out the "Vegan Mushroom Tower." Now I usually don't miss the word vegan on a menu but this was a nice surprise.
Right between the Carne Asada and the NY Strip. Maybe that's why I skipped over it. If you can't read the menu here's what it says:
And here's what it looks like. I couldn't really tell how colorful the dish was until the flash went off as the restaurant was a bit dark. I was very impressed. The broccoli, squash, carrots and peppers were sauteed in oil, seasoned gently and had a perfect cooked and slight crunch texture. The rice was a brown rice and wasn't particularly seasoned but laid a nice bedrock for the star of the place.
The tower had layers and layers. Spinach, (sauteed soft but not mushy), sweet potato slices, (once again, cooked with just the perfect amount of bite remaining, roasted peppers and of course, portobello slices. The only critique is that I wish the portobello was as thick as the sweet potato. It sort of got a little lost. But on top of that all was the most amazing balsamic/mustard reduction. All I can say, stupidly enough, is, "Mmmmm."
|Tower of flavors and textures.|