March has come and gone and I bet you’re probably all wondering, “where is Dara’s monthly vegetarian dinner date post?” Well, you can all relax now, because here it is! Every month, my veg loving friend and I choose a new-to-us vegetarian restaurant to try. Let’s recap shall we? This veggie eating quest began when our good friends from Toronto visited way back in September and we ate at Candle Cafe.
The next month brought us to Angelica’s Kitchen, where we discovered our love for their delicious spreads and sauces.
November we moved towards more “fine dining” with a very inventive and creative dinner at Dirt Candy
Our next date we could be found at Westville. Not a strictly vegetarian restaurant but lots of veg options, including the ever popular plate of side orders.
And finally, February took us to a restaurant that was very different from any we’ve been to in the past. Gobo, an Asian vegan restaurant…another hit!
And now we are back to the present with our March dinner date at Blossom, a vegan restaurant on the UWS. As you can clearly see from the recap, all of our dinner dates have been huge hits! I wouldn’t necessarily call Blossom a miss, but I wouldn’t call it a hit either.
Our appetizer rolls were very fresh, but a little bland. But the rich sauce added a much-needed flavor boost and really complimented the rolls well. We decided to share two mains…it was a tough call and I think our waiter thought we were a little crazy going back and forth between a couple of dishes. But we finally decided on two plates and awaited their arrival.
We both loved the linguine…very rich and flavorful sauce, salty bites from olives, and lots of different textures. The only thing was, it really wasn’t very filling. More of a side-dish in my opinion…raw zucchini is just not going to do it for my appetite. The tofu dish was a bit of a disappointment. The tofu really had no flavor at all…which was surprising because the words “pistachio crusted” made it sound so delicious. The vegetable crepe on the other hand was really good, but again, not very filling. A bit on the small side for an entrée. So not a bad veggie dinner date, but one that left us hungry for more. Luckily, we were very near Levain Bakery and their GIANT cookies filled the void!
If you haven’t been…run! And I mean run because you will feel like you need to after devouring a brownie-like, thick and moist, cookie of the oatmeal, chocolate chip, double chocolate, or my fave, chocolate peanut butter variety. Maybe that should be my next monthly dining adventure…a cookie tour of NYC!