29TH Vegan Birthday Dinner
I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DINE AT CANDLE 79 AND WHAT BETTER NIGHT THAN MY BIRTHDAY NIGHT.
my friend melissa picked me up and shared my excitement to try all this vegan goodness!
TO START WE ORDERED THE
smoked hummus, eggplant caponata, babaganoush, almond tzatziki, grilled pita bread, olives & slivered almonds, red pepper oil
The pita bread was toasted (yesss! 1st sign you're at a good restaraunt), and the almond tzatziki was my personal favorite! (WE WILL TRY TO GET THE RECIPE FOR YOU GUYS!)
STARTER NUMBER 2, the Lobster-Mushroom Ravioli!
sautéed spinach, cashew parmesan, truffled tomato sauce.
for the main course
Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake! Oregano-Lemon Roasted Potatoes on the side.
kabocha squash & cauliflower, sautéed broccoli, onions & jalapeños, red pepper-coconut curry sauce, fresh apricot-ginger chutney, toasted almonds
(let's just say i took half of this home, and i don't do leftovers) ;) SOOO YUMMy!
and for dessert <3
chocolate sauce, marshmallows,brownies, peanut butter-banana ice cream, peanuts, berries.
we're not sure what this is called but thinking about it is making my mouth water!
last but not least, the cannoli
chocolate chip-vanilla cream filling, coconut ice cream, chocolate sauce
overall, even though i ate a little more than usual, my dining experience was amazing and everything tasted REALLY good. i'm going back next week because there's so much on the menu i want to try. i would encourage everyone to try vegan food at least once. i blogged my dinner because i would like to show people that vegan food can be enjoyed. <3 thank you.
candle 79 is located on 154 East 79th St. New York, NY