Last week I was invited to a co-workers going away party at a local wine bar. I’m not a big drinker so I checked out the menu before agreeing to spending some time away from the munchkin. I was surprised to find a dedicated Vegan menu. The place wasn’t even on VegGuide (I fixed it).
I debated whether to get the truffle spaghetti, the vegan pizza, the three bean chili or the grilled eggplant stack. I still had not made up my mind when we got to the restaurant.
The restaurant has an elegant vibe to it. It would be a great place for a date or a business meeting. Certainly not where I would bring a rambunctious toddler.
As my co-workers ordered wine from a huge wine menu I ordered the following.
Pan Roasted Zucchini “Scallops” -
With Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil Pesto and Balsamic Reduction
I wasn’t sure what to expect. How exciting! The waitress brought out some roasted pita triangles with hummus, tabbouleh and olive bruschetta as dip. It was delicious, the doc control manager and I ate in between comments of how good it was.
Then my entree came out. I was floored (and my cell was dead so this picture came from a coworker’s phone).
Not only was the dish beautifully plated but there were so many wonderful flavors playing on my tongue.
I was really impressed by the zucchini scallops. They were actually cut, peeled and slightly cooked rounds of zucchini.
I will have to return next time co-workers ask me out.