Friday, January 15, 2010

Georgie's Diner Winter Menu

I just got back from an afternoon at the diner, Georgie's, that is. If you're looking for vegan comfort food in the New Haven area, you have to stop by Georgie's Diner in West Haven. Along with their regular vegan features, I just worked with them to create a couple of specials for the winter menu. These two are sure to please.

The first is Tofu Piccata with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Asparagus. I've been playing with this recipe for the past few weeks and I think the mashed potatoes really pull it all together. The squeeze of lemon is a pleasant surprise to the creamy sauce. I think you'll enjoy it.

But the big hit this month are the Tempeh "Fish Cakes" with Vegan Remoulade. When these came out of the pan, everybody couldn't wait to dig in. They are perfectly crisp on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside, with a taste reminiscent of salmon. I think they fall into the category of "you'd never know it was vegan."

And then there's the slightly spicy Remoulade that gets its kick from a few splashes of Tabasco. It's a lovely accompaniment.

We have big things planned for February... being the month of love that it is. If you're looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine's Day - vegan style - we've got you covered. Stay tuned for details!

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