Thank goodness for Twitter, because I'd be out of the loop! I feel like a slack ass for not even knowing about this dining series... but that just means more people need to spread the word about gourmet vegan dinners in the city!
Be sure to check out the Gracious Gourmand series tonight- a vegan, local, and organic six course meal by vegan chef Lagusta Yearwood.
Ready to drool? Check the menu:
♦ AMUSE BOUCHE: Baked scalloped local corn in cashew cream sauce.
♦ STARTER: Yellow tomato aspic, red tomato aspic, green tomato aspic, and tomato essence aspic with yuzu juice, micro basil, aged cashew cheese, and smoked Hawaiian guava wood sea salt.
♦ SALAD: Timbale of watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and Chioggia beets with Kalamata olive vinaigrette and amaranth chiffonade.
♦ ENTRÉE: "Eggplant and squash, inside and out:" Syrian-stuffed eggplant with deep-fried spaghetti squash garnish, heirloom tomato sauce, and eggplant caviar-stuffed fried squash blossoms.
♦ DESSERT: Local stone fruit pudding parfait with coconut cream
♦ DESSERT: Lemon-verbena pine nut cookie sandwiches with creamy fruit fillings
♦ DESSERT: Chocolate truffles with olive oil ganache infused with Genovese basil, rolled in corn powder
Oh.Em.Gee. Forget the last of Restaurant Week, this is $50 well spent on fine dining! The first seating is at 7pm and the second seating is at 9:30pm. Get your tickets here. And while you're at it, check out The Discerning Brute blog, which is organizing this event- Joshua has some veggie recipes here too.