Saturday night I got to experience a real treat for dinner: Pure Food and Wine. Also treatworthy (not to mention blogworthy) was the company, my real-life friends, Gena and Katherine.
The menu alone was a slice of 'Pure' heaven, not to mention our table in the garden. The weather was perfect in NYC Saturday night!
We decided to share three appetizers to start. As soon as they arrived, the cameras materialized and in true blogger form, we snapped away for a few minutes before enjoying our food. :)
All three of our starters were amazing, presentation included, obviously. Even if I hated it, I would have had to do this blog post for food porn purposes only!
It was my entree that REALLY blew me away, though:
At Gena's suggestion, both Katherine and I chose the lasagna for our main course. It is a well-known staple of the Pure menu, and for good reason!
Good gracious, those layers of delicious nuts and sauces between the zucchini & tomato slices were incredible. For those of you unfamiliar with (and/or perhaps wary of) raw dining, there's no way you'd waste any time thinking about whether or not this dish was raw. Let's not get caught up in semantics. This food is just GOOD. <-- Period.
Enter the dessert:
There is nothing about this dessert that tastes "different," unless you count the lack of artificial flavors. It's fresh, it's ice cream, it's amazing.
It's also way past my bedtime so I'm keeping it brief, but thank you to Gena and Katherine for accompanying me in my first Pure experience! Not to be forgotten any time soon, that's for sure.
Don't forget the Holey Donuts giveaway! It ends at midnight (EST) Wednesday night and I will post the winner Thursday.