Following Success, Leaf Hosts Another Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free DinnerBy Evan Sandsmark -
We recently wrote an announcement for Leaf’s Spring Equinox Dinner, an event that featured food that was entirely raw, vegan, and gluten-free. Happily, the dinner was a huge success, so Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant (a fine Boulder eatery in the Pearl Street area) will not only host another raw, vegan, gluten-free dinner on April 19th (mark your calenders!), it will host such a dinner every month. So, at least once a month you’ll have the opportunity to dine on fine cuisine that even the most restrictive diets allow.
As concerns the dinner on April 19th, it will be much like the event held last month. Doors open at 5:00 PM and Leaf will continue seating guests until 9:00 PM. April’s dinner will consist of four courses, every one of which sounds delicious. Rather than drag on about each course while making scarcely sensible references to South Park, as we did last time, we’ll just give you the facts:
Wild Mushroom “Ceviche” will begin the dinner. “Ceviche” is in quotes on the menu, presumably because ceviche is customarily made with raw fish. However, Leaf’s dinner, as we mentioned, is vegan – and Leaf is itself an entirely vegetarian restaurant – so raw fish will not be used to create this dish. We love mushrooms and ceviche, so we’re curious how this creation will turn out. The next course is a chia seed tabouli salad, which is followed by stuffed manacotti with pine nut “cream.” Again, we presume “cream” is in quotes because of what cream normally is – namely, a dairy product – and obviously dairy products have no place in a vegan meal. The dinner concludes with a dessert that is “to die for,” in the words of one of the event organizers, and we believe her because a coconut-mango tart sounds about as good as it gets.
Like last time, the dinner costs $35 per person for only food, and $50 per person if you want your meal paired with cocktails or wine.
Here is the official announcement for the event, although, just so you know, it basically contains the same information that we have just supplied:
If you would like to partake in the April 19th dinner, you are encouraged to book a reservation by calling this number – 303-442-1485 – and you probably should, given how popular the last dinner was. Then again, you could always roll the dice and hope there is still seating left on the 19th. Who are we to judge? Live and let dine…
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