February 26, 2011

Cafe Sunflower

If you're newly "vegan" in Atlanta, Cafe Sunflower is a restaurant you'll want to know--it's one place outside of your own kitchen where you can feast without concern about compromising your dietary boundaries. Even if you're not vegan, you'll want to check it out. Yes, even if you're a die-hard carnivore, the restaurant may persuade you to discover that eating just veggies isn't as terrifying as you may first assume.

For me, it was Day 25 of The Plant Perfect Experiment and quite honestly I was never happier to test a restaurant. After a month of cooking at home or sitting hungry at restaurants where the vegan options are slim, facing a menu with dozens of temptations that fell within the Plant Perfect / Plant Strong parameters was exhilarating to say the least.

The best news is that the food tasted delicious.

Our discerning foodie friend Lisa, who is among those who joined the experiment, ordered the mushroom risotto. The risotto was the best dish of the evening. Its rich mushroom flavors are so meaty that you may wonder if some beef somehow slipped into the broth. The risotto rice was creamy and cooked to perfection.

I opted for the handmade ravioli, which was stuffed with squash, spinach, veggies and tofu; it was sweeter than expected, but very tasty. Dean ordered the pad thai, which was appropriately spicy.

For dessert we happily devoured a peanut butter chocolate pie ... and chocolate cake:
Bottom Line: Healthy food never tasted so good.

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