We have been embracing vegan and gluten free foods in our home for many years because of my background in nutrition and how great I feel when coming home from a detoxing retreat. Most recently I travelled to the Philippines for a juice fasting and raw foods getaway at the Farm. Everything was so creative, beautiful and delicious that I was inspired to develop new menu items for my restaurants.
My challenge was to create vegan and gluten free foods that would be so delicious that even non-vegans and those who don’t have wheat restrictions would enjoy.
My personal favorite of the new items is the Vegan Mezze Platter, which includes basil jalapeno pesto, artichoke walnut tapenade, romesco sauce, and zucchini tahini hummus. These four dips,served with warm bread and artisanal crackers, make a great meal for two paired with a bottle of wine.
Other new savory items include an Asian Garden Salad and Tofu Club Panini. Also shown in the photo above are the Fruited Green Salad and the Hummus with Gluten Free Bread and Flax Seed Crackers.
When I’m in a more decadent mood or going to a family gathering, I love the Banana Cream Cake (gluten free), Chocolate Dulce de Leche bar (gluten free), and the Chocolate Frosted Bundt Cake (vegan and gluten free). Shown below, I think you will agree that these desserts are just as delicious and extraordinary as our other delicacies.
The Dame Chocolat is a show-stopping wedding cake that is also gluten free.
Flourless and vegan Chocolate Frosted Bundt Cakes make a festive addition to a dessert table.
Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, you will definitely want to try these delicious new selections. Our vegan and gluten free savory items are available everyday on our regular menu while our dessert selections change daily. I hope to see you soon.
Thank you, Karen