Vegan Mofo #5: Pure Food and Wine
Although I proclaimed after my last visit to Pure Food and Wine that I’d not soon find justification to paying more than my weekly grocery allowance for a singular meal, you have to treat yourself sometimes. My upcoming birthday, CandyPenny‘s recently past birthday, Foodsparrow‘s return from a brief blogging hiatus, Tim X‘s NC-14 Literary Deathmatch successes, as well as Wok Man‘s continual assimilation into New York City proved to be reason enough to slip on the knee-high boots of man-made material and pretend that the pool of discretionary funds are not bone dry.
Pure Food and Wine is NYC’s high-end raw food eatery. Their tasty seasonal menu of organic fruits & vegetable and ground-nut concoctions are imaginative and flavorful, but, in my humble opinion, not a good value. (You’re paying a lot for ambiance and funding the ever-growing chain of Pure Food: their take-out and One Lucky Duck, their raw grocery and body shop.) It is a lovely evening out, however.
The zucchini and roma tomato lasagna with basil-pistachio pesto, sun-dried tomato sauce and pignoli ricotta: wow.
The true belle of the ball was the $16 Classic Sundae. The best and creamiest vegan ice cream I’ve ever spooned in my mouth topped with chocolate sauce, sweet candied almonds and a dreamy whip with a sliced banana mohawk.
The delicate tiramisu was also heavenly.
Along with the meal, I received a goodiebag of vegan snacks and Luke Skywalker soap. Who can ask for more?