Sunday, April 24, 2011
Vegan Status Report: De Luxe Edition
I associate eating vegan with wearing multicolored ill-fitting vaguely “ethnic” clothing and sitting in some darkened restaurant at a rather too clunky wooden table feeling a bit bored and hungry. (Sorry restaurants in Brighton and Cambridge UK that gave me that impression.)
So to my surprise I was delighted by the vegan version of this tasting menu from Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta last week. They swapped out the egg and milk based stuff for things such as beet sorbet. It was quite brilliant. The mushroom dish was very cool. Buddha died of eating dodgy mushrooms, you know. (What a great way to go, by the way, encountering a strange lifeform rather than being nailed to bits of wood. Just sayin.)
They also had some quite tasty ideas about beer and cocktails if I recall...