My beloved friends Andrea and Tim tied the knot this past Friday! If that isn’t happiness enough, the bouncingly happy couple brought the quasi-wedding party and both sides of the family to the beloved Candle 79, New York City’s best vegan upscale restaurant. The very un-vegetarian group offered their gift of flexibility and were pleased to find the food delicious.
I couldn’t resist diving into the Seitan Chimichurris on the table, sneaking in bites in between emotional toasts and speeches. Such tender seitan drizzled with horseradish cream and a red pepper coulis. Luckily, the need to photograph the plate was completely understood by the happy couple.
The Seitan Piccata, noted on the menu as the couple’s favorite, was my entree choice. I had had the cutlets of succulent seitan atop creamed spinach, grilled potato cake, oyster mushrooms and flooded before. I had revelled in the scrumptious lemon-caper sauce on a previous visit to the highly awarded all-vegan spot. Heavenly. Although there were several other entree choices on our menus, I couldn’t stray.
For dessert: The Chocolate Peanutbutter Bliss.. a rich chocolate mousse layered with a sweet and salty peanut butter mousse, covered in a chocolate shell and sitting on a dark chocolate base, drizzled in a berry coulis. A perfect ending to a fabulous meal to celebrate the love of my dear friends.