Friday, October 16, 2009

Birthday Dinner at Dirt Candy NYC

I had a lovely birthday dinner last night at Dirt Candy. It's vegetarian, but they'll make all the dishes vegan. They even ask if you're vegan when they seat you!
We started with the Jalapeno Hush Puppies with maple butter. YUM!
Kimchi Doughnuts with watermelon radishes, cilantro and wild arugula

Asparagus Paella with artichokes, morels, saffron tomato broth. The top of the rice was crispy like a rice crispies cake, and when you break it off and it goes snap crackle and pop in the broth!
The ninja had Onion Soup which had cheese, and Crispy Tofu and Broccolini with orange beurre blanc. Yes, the ninja actually chose tofu and he really liked it. The vegetables are great, but the sauces really shine.
Although the desserts at Dirt Candy looked good, there were people waiting for tables and it was super rainy and cold out, so we opted to walk down a few blocks to Lula's Sweet Apothecary.

I had the cookies & cream.

The ninja had the strawberry cheesecake on a sugar cone.

All in all a very good vegan b'day. Cheers!


pixiepine said...

Yum yum! Happy Birthday :)

Debra said...

Yummy.. Happy Birthday!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Jenn!! I think we must just be a few days apart..mine was the 12th. I cannot wait to try Lulu's after hearing about how much you like it!!

Anonymous said...

Man, I've heard good things about those hush puppies. Definitely have to go try them now. Glad you had a good bday! said...

Yet another place I have to visit next time I'm in NYC - I think that paella looks delicious.

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

Happy Birthday!

Jenny said...

I've never even heard of Dirt Candy...weird. Sounds great. Happy birthday!!! I've always wanted to try vegan hush puppies.

Mylène Ouellet said...

Sounds like a great birthday! The food in those photos looks delicious!

nora said...

maple butter! amazing.

good call on lula's!

and, of course, happy bday!