Sometimes you need an excuse to eat a 9 course dinner. Your first thought is Thanksgiving, but then you realize it’s still another 7 months away. In an attempt to not feel like a glutton, you search for an alternative scapegoat.
The menu changes seasonally, but to give you an idea; when I was there the fish and meat options were scallops & lamb. Since I wasn’t really in the mood to eat 8 courses of either of those, I went veggie style. I would have loved to swap out one or two plates for scallops or lamb, however, there is no swapping allowed!
They do offer some a la carte plates but the best bang for your buck is the feast.
What I was pleasantly surprised to find is that they were very accommodating to my dietary needs. In fact, they customized my entire half (each ’feast’ is for 2) of the meal to be gluten-free. And thankfully my friend didn’t have to succumb to my restrictions.
Our feast included:
A shot of delicious veggies.
Pardon the photo – I was trying to be discreet but when I realized the pictures were coming out terrible, I threw the flash back on. This dish was great.
Never had a beet fry before but I loved it. Perfect alternative to a potato.
The first non-GF/gluten-free plate. While I’m sure the goat cheese tart tasted much better, mine was a solid replacement.
Another new concept; mushroom ‘pasta’. It was actually pretty good & I would definitely have it again. The texture was more similiar to pasta than a zucchini/squash base.
Grapes & cauliflower – it worked.
Again, I am sure the eggplant was great but you can’t go wrong with cheesy risotto.
Saving the best for last – I loved this dish. Besides the fact that I love spaghetti squash, you could have told me I was eating meat bolognese and I might have believed you. The flavors were excellent.
And for dessert (as if we weren’t full enough):
And the gluten-free option:
I can’t remember exactly what was in my dessert but it was a perfect ending – light and sweet.
I left the restaurant thoroughly satisfied – both my tummy & my wallet (farmer’s market feast is only $38/pp – higher for the fish ($52) & meat ($48) options).
Pros: Excellent small dish presentation. Unique and delicious. Loved the ambiance & how accomodating they were.
Cons: No substitutions. Also, your fellow diner(s) must agree on a feast (each feast is for 2). And if you have 3, you’re all eating the same feast as well.