Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Blossom restaurant

Just got back from dinner at Blossom to celebrate Mike's finishing the New York bar exam.

Blossom is an organic vegan restaurant. It's like an upscale Gobo with a quiet living room ambiance.

I got Savory Seitan with Herb Potatoes. The seitan was a little too meaty for me and had a bit of a processed taste to it. The potatoes were really good. They were covered in some kind of flavored mayonnaise. There was also a perfectly prepared haricot vert garnish that I wished was more than just a garnish.

I guess I was a little disappointed by my dish because I had in mind a seitan dish I got at Gobo once. Gobo's preparation made the seitan taste like duck. In my memory it was even better than your average Chinatown duck. I'd never had it before, so I just assumed that seitan was a duck substitute. I guess I was wrong.

I tried Mike's Butterfly Turnover which was really good, although it looked bland. It was simply stuffed with seitan, onions, and peppers and was very satisfying.

Getting inside can be tricky. The white door is the entrance.

187 9th Ave (btn 21st and 22nd St)
New York, NY 10011

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