Moving right along to the next stop - I visited Quintessence Restaurant twice while in the city. It's a comfy little place in a cute neighborhood, right across the street from a Russian bathhouse (which I'd like to check out in the future). Be prepared for another picture show!
This delicious chai latte was in order first since it was a bit of a chilly day. It hit the spot with it's hot, frothy goodness, and sprinkle of cinnamon! Mmm!
Philip and I went for lunch and shared 2 appetizers- 2 handroll combo: Chipotle "cheese" hand roll, and spicy fofu handroll. Too spicy for me, but I managed a few bites! I didn't get a pichy...
We enjoyed the Stuffed Fofu: Silken mock tofu stuffed with a succulent filling of napa cabbage, shitake, seaweed, and scallion, marinated in a savory ginger cilantro sauce. Topped with sliced, marinated shitake mushrooms. This was so yummy! Just like real tofu - I totally recommend!
We each had the Arugula Sprout Salad- Arugula, sunflower sprouts, cherry tomatoes, goji berries, in a sweet-spiced fig cardamom dressing, topped with candied walnuts. Excellent! I would def eat this again!
We enjoyed the beautiful sunny Autumn day!
A trip to One Lucky Duck was in order for dessert after lunch!!!!... But I shall wait until the next post because it'll be packed with divine pictures... :)
I had dinner at Quintessence a few days later with Deana, Mary, and her husband. Another feast was enjoyed by all!
The others ordered the Stuffed Fofu, and I enjoyed the Garden Dill Soup, as an appetizer. The soup was delicious and filling, although a little thicker than I normally like my soups.
Us gals each ordered pizza - the Santa Fe Pizza looked like the best to take a pic of. It's topped with bell pepper cheese, mexican spiced veggies, sour cream, and guacamole. I ordered the California Pizza but was so filled up on soup that I could only eat half of mine (I had to save a lil' room for dessert).
Matt had the Indian Platter. Peppers and cucumber in a cream coconut curry sauce, chick pea veggie balls in an almond curry sauce topped with mango chutney, and tamarind sauce.
For dessert Dee and I shared this Coconut Cream Pie with Strawberry Ice Cream. The pie was extremely creamy, thick and delicious... the ice cream was so-so. They didn't have too many flavors that day.
This wraps up another raw restaurant adventure in the city! A magnificent dessert tour is yet to come in my next post....