12 10 2010

Ok. So. We went to 4 Course Vegan back on the 2nd, and it. was. the best 4CV we’ve ever done!

First of all the menu was looking amazing, (and we’ll get to that in a hot second) secondly, we sat with some really awesome people! ¬†Joined by a foursome and a duo, we chatted about art and food and their weekend house in Portland… AND we ate some delicious delicious treats!

As usual Matteo opened with a wonderfully balanced amuse bouche


Cashew Cheese Radish Ravioli with Basil Puree


First Course


Grilled Corn Chowder with Pickled Chilies and Citrus Sour Cream


This was a beautiful chowder. Creamy and pleasantly corny with a super nice kick from the pickled red chile. A light and tasty way into the meal.

Second Course


Heirloom Tomato Tart with Cranberry Beans and Spiced Eggplant Puree


Third Course


Autumn Millet Croquette with Parsnip Mash, Empire Apple Chutney and Porcini Gravy


Fourth Course


Dark Chocolate Torte with Toasted Hazelnuts and Raspberry Puree


Very tangy puree, nice and rich chocolate torte. A swell way to end the meal,  even dessert denier Dani praised it. Well done, Matteo, well done indeed.

All in all, it was a great meal, well balanced, with excellent early fall flavors. This cannot come more highly recommended from us

One of the people we sat with was Martin Alper, a Gramercy based video artist. Very cool guy with whom we chatted happily, mostly about art and working as actors in New York City. Check out his work here.