The refrain ‘eat your vegetables’ is uttered worldwide, even if the moms are saying ‘coma sus verduras.’ Universally, it seems, kids have to be encouraged to eat vegetables.
In honor or Earth Day, Square 1682 in Philadelphia offers a six-course vegetable tasting menu. Since two of the courses are actually dessert, vege-phobes can rest assured that they would only need to eat four courses of vegetables. But this is the kind of food that will entice in the most inveterate meat eater.
Chef Guillermo Tellez is also offering organic wine pairings and an eco-cocktail, the “Green Squared,” with organic Square One vodka and cucumber. A drink that helps celebrate Earth Day? I can get down with that.
The vegetable tasting, only $40 is available April 22-24.
Terrine of asparagus and petite carrots
Preserved mushrooms, carrot cardamom vinaigrette
Spring pea soup and bleeding heart radishes
Cashew butter, lime-mint granite
Petite vegetable medley
Celery root, red wine reduction, mustard vinaigrette
Roasted local mushroom tart
Brie cheese, pickled turnips, herb oil
Lemon curd napoleon
Valhrona dark chocolate pate
Coconut eggless custard