Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blossom!!! NYC Restaurant Review

Oh, the joys of being able to order anything (and everything!) on the menu. I wasn't even planning this, but we went for drinks with friends and when the talk came to dinner, my friend suggested we walk over to Blossom.

Now, it was dark and candle lit inside, but I just had to snap a photo of everything. I had to use the stupid flash, so I just took one shot for each dish and I'm going to post them all anyway. I had a few bites of some dishes before I remembered to take the photos. My friends were really good sports about me sticking my camera (and my fork) in their food.
Black-eyed Pea Cake - Crispy cake of yukon gold potatoes and black eyed peas, served with chipotle aioli.
Cape Cod Cakes - A blend of hiziki seaweed, tofu, potato, herbs and spices, served with a vegan tartar sauce.

Caesar Salad ~ Romaine lettuce & herbed croutons tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing, topped with herbed gomashio.

Port Wine Seitan ~ Seitan cutlets pan-seared in a sauce of port wine and mushrooms, accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes, tempura onion and sautéed garlic spinach.

Ravioli with Cashew Cream ~ Spinach, mushroom, and pine nut filling.

Baby Spinach Risotto ~ Shiitake & portobello mushrooms, caramelized pearl onions, and shiitake-crusted tofu, braised in a vibrant lemon confit.

Seitan Skewers ~ Flame-grilled skewers basted with a rich hickory sauce, accompanied by jicama slaw.

Chocolate Ganache

Coconut Lavender Creme Brule

Every dish was fantastic, and the port wine seitan was absolutely out of this world. The photos don't do any of the dishes justice, so if you're in New York City, definitely check out Blossom. I will be back again soon.

12 comments:

Tracy said...

That looks so good! I know this sounds ridiculous but I feel like I would give anything for some vegan tartar sauce. It can't be that hard to make but I never had and man that sounds so good.:c)

Sandy said...

Quite a feast you had there. I would really like to try those Black-eyed Pea Cakes. Sounds super yummy!

Tara said...

Yum! That looks so good! I wish I could try the lavender creme brulee!

seitanismymotor said...

Wow! Those pea balls and the creme brulee are calling my name!

Sal said...

oh it all looks good. especially that risotto - the colour of it is amazing.

Amanda said...

Looks delicious..I hope to be in NYC later this month or in July so I will be checking this out. OMG..lovin' Vegan Brunch..thanks again!

Karene said...

Nom nom nom...

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

holy shit jen, that all looks really good. if i could only have that restaurant cook for me for the next 5-6 months, my pregnancy would be that much easier.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Okay. Now I seriously need to make baby spinach risotto.

For the Love of Guava said...

OMG!! Why am I so far away??? I think I just died a little inside...

:) **SALIVATES**

ginger said...

i'm drooling all over my keyboard now...YUM! i've been seeing hiziki everywhere lately so i checked it out at my local natural grocers. that stuff is expensive! i'm glad it's available to me, but it's definitely for special occasions.

Jeni Treehugger said...

That ALL looks so good!
DAMN!