Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!
A few years ago, the idea to go to a vegan restaurant would have made me cringe. Today, I am kind of excited at the idea to try some new flavors. So yes, I was excited when I got invited to try Café Blossom on Carmine, especially after reading the statement from one of its founders, Ronen Seri:
My vision for Blossom was to create a place with outstanding food, not just for vegans, but for everyone to enjoy.
Yes, I am not a vegetarian and much less a vegan, so going to this kind of restaurant can be a real test.
I like the place: simply decorated, I love the contrast of the dark wood with the white brick wall, like the ying and yang.
They push the concept to having a communal table situated right in front of the open kitchen.
The menu offers small and large dishes, some of them looking familiar such as the Caesar salad or the pipette Margherita, but with a vegan twist if I may say: the cheese is for instance replaced by tapioca cheese, bacon by tempeh bacon.
We started off with some drinks. Jodi ordered their belvoir sparkling elderflower lemonade:
And I ordered the house brewed fresh ginger ale:
Then, we shared two appetizers: