Reviews written by Ori Fishler
Registered on Oct 15 06
4 course vegan is the best hidden jewel in New York City. Every Saturday, Chef Matteo cooks a 4 course vegan meal that makes you say WOW after every bite and leaves everyone, vegans and non-vegans alike with the same thought: if I could only eat like that every day!
My wife and I discovered this place through a coworker of mine about a year and a half ago and have been hooked ever since, trying to be there every Saturday night we can.
The menu changes every week and is based on local, seasonal ingredients.
The web site is http://www.4coursevegan.com and is updated weekly with the menu.
Last night’s menu included:
Jicma and Cashew ‘cheeze’ ravioli with cilantro pesto sauce
Herbed ‘cheeze’ and flax seed cracker
Thai lentil soup with lemon grass and avocado relish
Salad of Frisee and Sorrel with
Sour Rye Croutons and Horseradish Dressing
Rosemary Mushroom Pave with
Buttercup 'Mash' and Adzuki Miso Gravy
Cinnamon Apple Torte with
Maple Caramel, Lemon Sour Cream, and Spiced Walnuts
The Ravioli resembles its Italian cousin just in concept. The cashew cheese was sandwiched between 2 thin slices of Jicama. It was light and crunchy with amazing creamy texture inside.
The Soup was very unique. Now we want to try and add lemon grass to our lentil soups. The avocado relish was a perfect companion.
We did differ in our love of the next 2 courses. The horseradish dressing was to strong for my taste but my wife, the wasabi lover, enjoyed every bite
The Mushroom Pave was a bit salty but to my taste it complemented the lightly sweet buttercup mash perfectly.
Everyone agreed on the desert. It was a perfect torte. Smelling of cinnamon and every bite is a mouthful of sweet and sour. Beautifully presented, we all wished there could be seconds.
Beyond the extraordinary food, the dinner is a great way to meet like-minded people. Served by Matteo himself to a communal table, the conversation and company is always great.
Check it out at http://www.4coursevegan.com