|Day One: A Fine Dining Appetizer|
Welcome to the Vegan Month of Food and welcome to the Five-Course Vegan! Over the next four weeks, I will be your host, server and chef for what I wish to be a memorable dining experience. At the beginning of each week, a meticulously planned menu will be organized and presented for your viewing (and salivating) pleasure. The aforementioned menus will, of course, contain an assemblage of harmonious courses particular to an announced theme. While differing slightly from the standard sequence of most Western-world multi course meals, I will serve an appetizer, soup and/or salad, a main course, dessert and cocktails of the alcoholic and nonalcoholic variety. Below you will find this week's menu, an ode to Fine Dining.
The Five-Course Vegan: Fine Dining Menu
Classic Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Shallots
Tomato-Fennel Soup with Gremolata and Cashew Cream Drizzle
Portobello Caps Stuffed with Sun-dried Tomatoes
Cinnamon Infused Apples Poached in White Wine
The Vegan Glass of Wine: A Minor Treatise
For your first course, may I present a Classic Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Shallots. It has been prepared with the finest and ripest tomatoes available. Paired with mildly sweet shallots, this classic Italian appetizer has been bathed in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and seasoned with the last of my garden's Genovese basil. It is a hearty appetizer reining from central Italy, served with home-baked artisanal baguette slices.
|Classic Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Shallots|
Homebaked Artisanal Baguette Wedges
If you would care to return tomorrow, you are in for a treat. I'll be serving Tomato and Fennel Soup with Gremolata and a Cashew Cream Drizzle. It'll be the perfect accompaniment to more home-baked baguette slices, as well as the cooler weather many of have been experiencing. Happy MoFoing :)