Veggie Burger. Mediterranean Pasta. Salad. Mushroom Risotto.
I have this qualm about restaurants in that I don’t like to order anything that I make better at home. I have this other feeling in that I get so irritated that a restaurant chef can’t come up with a more original vegetarian option on their menu than one of the 4 items I listed above (all of which I make better at home). I want my boyfriend to have great dining experiences with me and to not have to eat the same thing all the time.
Vancouver does have a number of incredible veg/veg-friendly restaurants. It also has an excruciating number of chains and chains disguised as independents that I despise going to because of how limited they are in veg options and how mediocre their veg options turn out being. There are a lot of people who can’t get creative with vegetarian food at home, and I think that this is a direct correlation to the lack of creativity in many main stream restaurants.
Anyways, I just needed to rant a little because my partner had another meh meal at what is deemed a popular and otherwise tasty new restaurant (Ensemble Tap). He said that what I had made for lunch was a thousand times tastier (Black bean carmelized onion quesadillas with guacamole).
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I’m suffering from a sore everything (post my first Sun Run)