I had a big date last week. My stomach is still kinda all in butterflies about it. A rendezvous with my Utah bestie had been postponed a couple of times so this was a big deal. Sure, we’d been in near constant touch via text, email and blog comments, but it’s just not the same thing, is it? And then it happened. The stars aligned and our schedules meshed; I was going to spend a whole couple of hours alone in a vegan restaurant with Somer. Yep, that’s right. Somer, of Vedged Out fame.
That there up above is what Somer ate. It’s Sage’s Cafe’s awesome Nut Burger, loaded with pesto, guacamole and nestled up against two slices of whole grain bread. Read her post for the deets on that, but I know it was good cuz there wasn’t a single crumb left on her plate. It’s what I usually get (my only complaint about their burger is that it is too darn small – Supersize Me, Sage’s!), but I forced myself to look at the other half of the menu – into the unchartered territory of Entrees.
It was a tough decision, but I went for the Magical Wok. It looks pretty, huh? A coconut-currified meal in a bowl, it’s loaded with cashews and a seasonal selection of grilled veggies that still have a nice crunch to them. You can get it with either soba noodles or brown rice and then load it up with your choice of tofu, tempeh, mushrooms or chik’n. It’s creamy with just the right amount of curry flavor, but truth be told, I found it a tetch oily. I ended up taking most of it home and then splitting it with Kel for lunch. Sadly, it did not reheat well and we both composted the majority of it. I’ll be sticking to the Sandwiches and Salads side of Sage’s menu.
Which brings me to dessert. An unexpected end to the meal. Neither of us had any intention of stretching our waistbands further – at least not until dinner – but the waiter guessed correctly that we were celebrating Somer’s birthday so he pushed a dessert on us with the irresistible added bonus of it being gratis. When he set the tiramisu down in front of us, well, I can’t speak for Somer, but I’d bet both of us immediately thought two things: 1) where can I get a bigger fork?? and 2) I wonder if I can make that at home (and then blog about it)? Theirs is a very chocolate-flavored tiramisu, very creamy and very rich. Definitely one that you want to split with another person. It was the perfect wrap-up to a sweet, fun, funny, girlie lunch with my dear, Vedged Out friend. Next time we conquer Omar’s!!