Aaron & Kristy came into town and we all went to this underground gourmet vegan dinner in a some guy’s apartment. $40 for a four course dinner …came with a bonus two courses.
I couldn’t believe how spicy it was. I’d like to think I’m a tough guy, but it certainly hit my limits of what I can handle. The watermelon with the tiny sliver of jalapeño was mind boggling spicy. I’m thinking it was because the water helped spread the heat in my mouth. I have to try this at home. Similarly, the Avocado Dumpling with Lemongrass Broth and Red Chile Garlic Paste –the liquid possibly intensified the heat. The spiciness was awesome for me. Made me sweat. I loved it. I just don’t understand how other people can deal.
I was skeptical going into dinner because it’s vegan. But if no one ever told me it was, I probably wouldn’t have noticed. Nothing trying to act like meat. Although, there was a ravioli which I thought was stuffed with ricotta cheese, but it was a cheese made out of cashew. Again, I wouldn’t have noticed. It was just good food. I was impressed how Chef Matteo is able to cook, plate and serve around twenty people at one time all by himself. And he didn’t turn his nose at me for bringing Miller High Life (BYOB) …although it is the champagne of beers.
4 Course Vegan – http://www.4coursevegan.com