I’ve been very fortunate this week. This week I ate at two of my favorite vegan/vegetarian restaurants. Go me!
Let’s start with Tuesday night. Dylan and I were lucky enough to have my parents want to babysit Soy Bean, so we had the evening to ourselves. I think the secret to a happy marriage is having at least one date night a month. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it’s important to have a meal with no interruptions where you can just enjoy each other’s company.
Dylan and I have been to True Bistro a few times, it was actually one of our earlier dates (he must have been feeling fancy). True Bistro is a more upscale vegan restaurant. You know it’s fancy if Dylan doesn’t wear workout clothes to it… Everything is vegan, no vegetarian options. If you plan on dining here you should be prepared to drop at least $100 because you’re going to want dessert and apps. Cocktails and mocktails are excellent as well.
The restaurant has been remodeled since we last visited (which was when I was a pregnant lady sucking down mocktails) and the initial greeting was a little awkward. When you walked into the restaurant you basically walk into a wall and don’t know which way to go, there’s no host stand. Now I worked in restaurant for years as a hostess as well as a server. Your first impression is when you walk in is the greeting. A server asked if we had a reservation (we did) then brought us to what I would assume was a manager sitting a high top who again asked us if we had a reservation. They seemed a little confused why we were there (to eat duh!).
So finally we were seated. Our server was very nice, but inexperienced. I mean, like not clearing extra glasses and cans inexperienced. Not great for my OCD, but I managed (and of course still tipped 20% as you always should, unless someone is a jerk to you).
We started with the seared cauliflower and cornmeal-crusted oyster mushrooms. I not crazy about the cauliflower dish but we’ve ordered the oyster mushrooms every time we’ve visited and it’s never disappointed.
For our meals Dylan had the temple skewers and I ordered the red-red black-eyed peas. That’s probably my favorite dish there. Its unique and has a nice spice to it. For dessert we had the cheesecake, which was amazing and recommended by our server. They really have the best desserts there.
The next day Soy Bean and I went to visit my brother in Watertown. We walked around Mount Auburn Cemetery (not creepy, it’s a beautiful spot with lots of famous graves!). Kiel then treated us to some delicious vegan nachos and juice at Red Lentil. I’ve done a review of Red Lentil before on here. It hold a special place in my heart since Dylan and I had dinner there after we got engaged.
What as awesome week. Only a week and a few more days of summer for this gal. I’m looking forward to everything pumpkin, foliage, and sweaters!