Sunday, October 4, 2009
Yesterday’s lunch and dinner at Great Sage
Before I go too far I need to apologize for the dinner photos. We didn’t have our camera with us so these pictures came out of my husband’s cell so they are a little grainy.
We knew we were going to be out of the house a lot yesterday so there really wasn’t much to share other than the cucumber salad dressing. Here is a picture of the lettuce wraps with the shredded carrot, cucumber and beet topped with the cucumber dressing and raw sunflower seeds.
For dinner our friends Sue and John made reservations at Great Sage in Clarksville, MD. Here is the link if you want to check out the menu. It is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant about a half an hour from our house.
My husband couldn’t decide between the Seitan Wellington or the Philly Cheese steak (no cheese or steak) so we got both and split them. This was our first taste of Daiya cheese and wow, is it good. I will definitely be looking for this now. The seitan in the cheese steak had a taste I couldn’t put my finger on and the server said it was house made and when I asked how it was flavored she said it was fermented. Fermented? Okay, this threw me for a loop. If anyone has heard of this before please enlighten me, as I would love to know the secret. I will be doing a little research on this very soon. Wish me luck that I can figure out what they do to seitan. If I do I will definitely share what I find.
The Seitan Wellington came filled with minced seitan, truffled mushroom duxelle and spinach in a homemade pastry with a red wine and mushroom gravy. It was quite nice, but the cheese steak was a little better.
Dessert (which we forgot to take a picture of) was a pumpkin cheesecake made with silken tofu that came in a pool of maple syrup and was sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. It was divine and the texture reminded me very much of a cross between a pumpkin pie and a cheesecake.
This was our first trip to Great Sage, but it will not be our last. Since it is about 30 minutes away we won’t be regulars, but if we are in the area we may have to stop in.