Pure Food and Wine & Sarma Melngailis June 24, 2007
(photograph by Rob Riemen)
Took my dear friends Kirsten and Rob Riemen of the Nexus Instituut from the Netherlands to Pure Food and Wine tonight for another scrumptious dinner. This place has become my home away from home ever since I turned raw vegan.
Chef Sarma herself and her book Raw Food Real World have been great inspiration to me. And, how I adore chefs — especially a beautiful chef like her!
I had Creamy Cauliflower Samosas with Banana Tamarind Sauce with mango chutney, garam masala and mint for first course, Lapsang Smoked Portobelo Mushroom with Caper Potato Salad with hawthorne valley ruby kraut, wildflower honey mustard for second course, and a most decadent Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with mocha mousse, chocolate sauce, vanilla pink peppercorn ice cream for dessert… This is actually the first time I ever had raw potatoes, and they are delicious! I have been very fond of the pink peppercorn ice cream for its perfect touch of nutmeg… yummmm! Love love love love Sarma!
Sarma signed my copy of her book last summer