I loved the Palo Alto Monday Night Gourmet Vegetarian Dinners (say that four times fast!) so much that I went back again this past week. This dinner was even better than the last!
Chef James Holloway didn’t disappoint with the following menu:
Red Bean Vegetable Soup
Garbanzo Bean Cutlets w/Shitake Gravy
Quinoa and Fresh Corn Salad
Roast Cauliflower w/Braised Russian Red Kale
Romaine Ceasar Salad
Millet Sunnyseed Cookies
Mint Melange Tea
This time I was a pro, and even had friends to meet there. I reunited with Nalini and Gina from my first dinner. We had an instant connection last week and it was so nice to see them again. The whole dinner was spent getting to know them better and I couldn’t have asked for a better meal to do it over. The conversation was never boring and ranged from lame medical students to vegan blogs. We even tried to shake James Holloway down for the recipes. He was pretty tight lipped, but did spill that the chickpea cutlets also have yellow and red potatoes, brown rice, and leeks in them. I’m hoping that Nalini can figure out the recipe so I can share it on the blog. They were amazing!
I got a little bolder with using my camera, now that I had outed myself to them as a blogger. I’m really trying to use my camera to capture the moment. Not only do I want this blog to be a place for me to share my ideas, I want it to also serve as a diary of sorts that I can look back on and be reminded of prior adventures.