Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Raw Food Night at The Old Royal Inn

Sometimes it is just awesome to get blown away by food, not that I am all that hard to impress, but it takes a lot as a Chef to really blow me away…

Thus my experience at the Old Royal Inn in Mineral Point this past Monday.

Usually at the market on Saturday mornings you will find me set up next to Jennifer Bendorf selling delicious Cinnamon Rolls, Pecan Rolls and a variety of filled croissants that are home made by her husband Mark.

Jennifer has been on a raw food diet for quite a few months and we have talked about it before and have tasted some of her "experiments" in the past. Jennifer was telling me about Raw Food Chef Cathy Thomas and the ideas that Jennifer had picked up from Cathy and on Monday Jennifer and Cathy had a Raw Food Night at the Old Royal Inn, and it was excellent; four courses accompanied by an hibiscus-scented beverage. It was pretty impressive.

English Cucumbers filled with a Sun-Fried Tomato Tapenade and topped with a Macadamia nut cheese

Classic Caesar Salad with Organic Romaine, tossed with a creamy Caesar dressing finished with a Pine Nut Parmesan

Garden Pizza with a Sprouted Seed Crust, Seasoned Macadamia Nut Cheese and Finished with Seasonal Vine Ripened Heirloom Tomatoes

Black Forest Cherry Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream

The menu was entirely raw Vegan and mostly organic…was pretty awesome….

Thanks to Jennifer and Cathy for an inspirational evening....


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