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Vegan???

After a quick trip to Long Island to visit my wonderful family, my friend and I decided to take advantage of being in the city on a beautiful evening.  Since she is a vegetarian, and we are working on getting summer ready… if you know what I mean.

At the suggestion of my veggie friend, we drove around for what seemed like forever to get a free parking space, to finally arrive at Cafe Blossom.

Cafe Blossom is a vegan restaurant in the West Village of NYC.  This being my 2nd vegan meal experience as a foodie, we went all out.  We started at the bar with a vegan wine (red blend (bordeaux/rhone style), the vegan vine, sonoma, california, 2009).  Here’s the thing, we didn’t have a reservation, and initially were told they were booked, but with a bit of charm we asked if we could wait and maybe someone would leave early or not show up,  After about 20 minutes at the bar, Wooohooo, we got a table.  By the way, sitting at the bar is pretty cool since you can see directly into the small kitchen.

Once seated I had the following:

beet carpaccio, herbed cashew ricotta, marinated figs, extra virgin olive oil,
balsamic drizzle

quinoa and squash burger, lettuce, tomato, red onion, spicy aioli

peach and strawberry crumble, vanilla ice cream

chocolate kahlua tart, date and hazelnut crust, vanilla ice cream

Yes, we had 2 desserts, but we couldn’t decide what we wanted… sue me.

The chef (Shawain Jay, @chefwhyte) and the staff at Cafe Blossom are amazing.  I look forward to trying some more of the meatless treats at Cafe Blossom


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