The Best Thing I Ever Ate...
Oh hey! I'm here! And guess what? Last weekend, the mister and I went on a date. We've been so busy that we didn't plan anything beyond getting a babysitter. We just kind of got in the car, looked at each other and said, "So where to?" We both agreed heading to Philly would be a great idea and ultimately, to throw caution to the wind and head to Vedge WITHOUT A RESERVATION! Oooh... we're crazy! But, you know what, we got a table right away! Miracles do happen!
We had the usuals, including the world's most tender, juicy, perfectly charred seitan, but the star of the night was the stuffed avocado. I was a little disappointed that my husband picked it as his small plate (I mean, avocado? We have them all the time; so boring!), but I am so, so, so glad he did.
It. Was. Amazing!
Served on a schmear of romesco (a fave; see my recipe here), and cradled by a crispy rice cake, it was lovingly and artfully topped with pickled riced cauliflower, micro-greens, and lightly dusted with black salt. The actual avocado was tender and creamy, and the combination of the pickle and sulphury black salt brought back warm and fuzzy memories of my mom's famous potato salad (My favorite, but she uses real mayo and boiled eggs, so I haven't had it in about 20 years!).
I cannot stop thinking about this plate. I crave it. I want it! Simply brilliant. When you go to Vedge, please order this beauty. Your belly and mind will be so pleased with you!
PS: Honey, I'll have more faith next time! Promise.