Sunday, July 22, 2007

Vegan Family Style Dinner at Red & Black Cafe

Saturday night I went with some buds and Thomas to the Red & Black Cafe's Vegan Family Style benefit dinner. Overall, I really, really enjoyed myself. I won't say too much about the particulars, since I'm saving that for a Stumptown Vegans review, but onto the grub....

Corona white bean soup with kale and collards (aka the soup of the awesome gigantic beans)

Heirloom tomato & avocado salad with watermelon and fresh basil, served with a lemon vinegarette.

Pissaldiere with fennel, olives & amaranth greens.

Polenta with red onion jam.

Stuffed zucchini with tomato and orengano cashew ricotta

Dark chocolate cake with fresh fruit

Shaun's Almond tart with fresh cut fruit and almond cream filling

Thomas' Espresso Affogato - a shot of espresso with naked coconut milk ice cream

16 comments:

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

The dark chocolate cake and Thomas' Espresso Affogato look awesome!

VeggieGirl said...

wow, what a spread! looks like a great dinner. I love the new blog layout as well!

Vivacious Vegan said...

The Espresso Affogato looks sinfully delicious. I often wish I had an espresso maker but I know that I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost or the space it would take up. I do however have an ice cream maker and a coffee maker so perhaps I can make something similar with coffee. Mmmm. I'm salivating just thinking about it.

julie hasson said...

I wish I had been there Jess. It looks really good! I'm really curious about the cashew cheeze too.

Are they going to do the dinners every month?

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

yummmy! I'll take a bowl or two of the soup of the awesome gigantic beans! What kind of bean is that?

shaun.marie said...

Mmm.... I'm re-living it right now.

urban vegan said...

What an amazing feast...That Affogato looks heavenly.

Kati said...

That food looks incredible...and family style - ooh! Love the new fuchsia, too.

Johanna3 said...

yum!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like a fabulous meal! Especially that chocolate cake...

erica said...

Wow, that all looks delicious. Hey, the black type on such a dark background is really hard to read, I had to highlight all the text (except the links which are readable).

Kate said...

Everything looks amazing!

bazu said...

I just have one word: gimme!

Or three words: gimme gimme gimme!

Kumudha said...

Wow! wonderful pictures.

Judy said...

Oh wow, this all looks so good. It's strange, but I have been craving soup like mad lately, and your white bean soup looks awesome. And the polenta with red onion jam sounds so fancy!

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