Monday, March 26, 2012

Green Party: More Jar Bar + Dinner at Sbraga

As Mr. Vedge and I prepare to head to Ithaca in May, we have been trying to spend as much time with friends and family as possible. We recently found out that his parents are jetting off to London for an exciting venture of their own for several months, which leaves us all nervous, giddy, and aware of how precious our time together truly is. We'll be visiting them in London in April, so I will gladly take any and all recommendations as to what we should do while we're there (Indian food, dinner at Manna, cocktails and markets).

I've been soaking up the sun and spending lots of time getting my v's at Jar Bar.

My favorites: Mexican Salad, Gazpacho, Sprouted Hummus Salad w/ Ginger Sesame Dressing

We also emailed ahead for a vegan meal at Sbraga, the newish restaurant from Kevin Sbraga (winner of Top Chef Season 7 AKA the BEST season). They not only delivered beyond our expectations, they had our table of 4 blubbering like lovesick fools for the rest of the weekend about how thoughtful, flavorful, and special  the 4 course meal was. Attentive service, wonderful vibes, and yes: Kickass food that just happened to be meatless.

Gem lettuce salad, peppers, SEXY dressing (I would eat a bucket of this):

Parsley risotto, mushrooms (risotto gone wild with intense flavor):

Grilled mushroom, vidalia onion, olives (smoky, haunting):

Our 4th course turned out blurry, but the toasted coconut sorbet with bruleed banana and tropical fruit was a stellar finish. I will also note that they make a proper drink, because that is what separates the men from the boys.

So, with that, it's back to getting in as much Philadelphia as possible before we go away for a year.

1 comment:

Casey said...

excellent to know you can email for veg friendly meals at Sbraga