Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vegan Wednesday At Vee Vee

I recently discovered that a quaint, little restaurant in Jamaica Plain, MA has a three course prefix Vegan menu every Wednesday that differs from week to week. About a week and a half ago, I decided to try it out, curious how well an regular omnivorous restaurant could turn up vegan concoctions. We called ahead to find out if the menu was good, which really meant that there were no mushroom dishes. Thankfully, there weren't, so we headed over there for a lovely dinner.

We began with the first course, an Avocado and Beet Salad with a sherry vinaigrette.

The salad was fantastic. The beets had a wonderful succulent glaze and were soft and luscious. The avocados were also perfectly soft and ripe and had a rich flavor. The lettuce was fresh and crispy. The dressing was light and had a subtle sweetness, complementing the tastes of the beets and avocados very well.

Next, we had the main course, which was a bulgar with kale and butternut squash.

This dish was also fantastic and very flavorful. The bulgar was nice and soft and worked well with the sweet, juicy butternut squash pieces. The kale was slightly bitter and well massaged and a great contrast to the butternut squash. The seasonings were excellent and a light, scrumptious sauce took it over the top.

Lastly, we had Coconut Cake for dessert.

The cake was very soft and moist and was not too sweet. It had a wonderful coconut flavor. The strawberry compote was fantastic and added an extra sweetness to the dessert.

Overall, I really enjoyed the meal. Everything was very flavorful and I really liked that they were so creative with vegetables. It was great to have a meal that was healthy and tasty. The portions were also very good and we left feeling satisfied. The meal cost $25 a person (not including tax and tip). I think this was a very good deal, since entrees at the restaurant typically cost around $20. I would definitely return on another trip to Boston.

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