Passion Fruit Creme Brulee
|Did I mentioned flamed at my table?|
Raw And Delicious!
|Wish I could Remember What This Was Called!|
Okay, this is starting to get silly. I have no clue what this was called. Perhaps some kinda of vegetable terrine or lasagna. Stop, judging me. I kinda dropped the ball on this review, but look at that presentation. The sauce and pesto really brought this dish together. Oh, look at those German beer out of focus. While it's tempting to go with wine, the beers on draft from La Mano Verde were outstanding. I think we might have had 2 or three to try and sample the menu. The special one did declare that she loves German beer so take that. Though I lean towards to hoppy and sour beers right now, German beers tend to have a high malt presence and not my favorite style, but these beers were impressive. I'm not sure if it was the freshness or the brewery, but I came around.
Orange Glazed Tempeh Medallions
We decided to go raw for the appetizers and go cooked for the dinner. Raw is like having a salad, right? One of the best tempeh dishes I ever had was from Sage's. Guess what? It was orange glazed and I've been looking for that dish like I look for the perfect powder turn, so it was a no brainer on what to order. This dish might not have been the windmill I've been searching for, but it was still impressive. I wish it was served with some flavored rice dish instead of sauteed greens, but that's just me. It's hard for me to break my grains addiction and go with something lighter like a bed of greens. The orange glaze popped and complimented the nuttiness of the tempeh. I was left wanting more.
Pumpkin Filled Raviolis Topped With a Homemade Nut Cheese
|Perhaps Spinach Ravioli?|
I guess you thought I was kidding when I mentioned we wanted to taste as much pumpkin based foods during this. It was October after all. This gives you the level of my posting procrastination. While Kopps was fried and had a cream sauce, this dish was light and fresh. The seasonal ingredients really get to shine. I can't really compare the two, since frying seems like cheating, but both were impressive.
Mango Raw Cheesecake With Berry Coulis
With presentation this beautiful, do we need anything else. Instead of a cookbook, La Mano Verde should do a presentation book, but I would settle for an English version of their cookbook (or a german person to translate!). The mango raw cheesecake was delicious and had the bright mango flavor. Now unto the passion fruit creme brulee, this was a dessert. As I mentioned they get an award for presentation, but the taste deserves a mention. Creme Brulee is a vegan rarity. I had it in France, at Philly's Vedge and here. This was outstanding. Worth the visit alone. Up next will be the final restaurant of Berlin and move over to Paris. Yet another place mentioned in the terrible Huffington Post article, but had amazing vegan food. Maybe if I keep posting they;ll issue a retraction?
Berlin Pedestrian Light
|Famous Hat Guy!|
Berlin Wall Art
Checkpoint Charlie With American Spy Building In The Background