Wednesday, August 13, 2008


In North Seattle there is an exceptional vegetarian restaurant; Carmelita, 7314 Greenwood Avenue North. This was our second visit and we were happy to find the food still good. The sunchoke porcini soup with truffle oil was rich and satisfying and the mushroom tortellini with endive cream was the kind of dish you want again next week. Carmelita could use a bit of fine tuning with the service and the wine list didn't offer enough local wine for my taste but I'm happy to see the restaurant is still doing it right.

Try the gnocchi, it's incredible.

7314 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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(206) 706-7703

La Victoire Supreme du

In Paris we have had lunch several times at La Victoire Supreme du Coeur, 27-31 rue du Bourg Tibourg

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


In Lisbon try Terra for vegetarian food. Buffet includes a vegetarian take on traditional Portuguese food.

Rua da Palmeira
15 Príncipe Real
Lisbon Portugal
Phone: 351 213 421 407

Monday, August 11, 2008

Arancia Blu

Another Roman favourite vegetarian restaurant is Arancia Blu,
Via dei Latini 55/65 in San Lorenzo. Delicious food, comfortable

Owner and chef Fabio Passan has a mission -- to prove that "vegetarian cuisine" isn't an oxymoron. He succeeds, with flavorful, creative dishes that have won him a devoted clientele of vegetarians and omnivores alike. Start with a leek-and-almond quiche or lemon-ricotta ravioli with squash and sage, and move on to polpettine vegetali (meatless meatballs) with a tomato-coriander seed sauce. Gourmet palates will be tickled by the selections of coffee and olive oil, and by the chocolate tasting, 14 chocolate wafers of every flavor and origin. Vegan and wheat-free dishes are available on request. No credit cards. No lunch.


Il Margutta

In Rome my favourite vegetarian restaurant is Il Margutta, a pleasant stroll from the Spanish Steps this restaurant offers buffet or a la carte dining with creative dishes that are tasty and healthy.

Via Margutta, 118
Roma, Italia
+39 06 32 650 577


One of the oldest Indian restaurants in London also in a great location just steps from Piccadilly Circus is well worth a visit if you enjoy a good curry.

London still hasn’t disappointed. This is not the take away curry from the corner joint, but an elegant restaurant with service to match. Just off Piccadilly Circle, the location is central. This was our 3rd visit and I’m sure we’ll go back.

Address: Veeraswamy, Mezzanine Floor, Victory House
99 Regent Street, London W1B 4RS
(entrance on Swallow Street)
tel: +44 (0) 20 7734 1401fax: +44 (0) 20 7439 8434

Friday, August 8, 2008

Gusto al 28

Address: 28 Piazza Augusto Imperatore
Tel: 39-06-6813-4221
Gusto al 28, the latest addition to the 'Gusto dining empire, is dedicated exclusively to fish and vegetables. The dazzling interiors, visible from the piazza through a two-story glass front, recall a cruise ship: crisp white walls and floors, soaring ceilings, porthole windows, and a railed-in mezzanine that feels like a top deck. The simple menu—one side for fish, cooked and raw, the other for vegetarian—belies the complexity of dishes such as sea bass tartare with almonds, basil, and spiced salt, and seaweed salad with quail eggs and red-and-black wild rice. Fresh pastas are inventive, but not distractingly so: ricotta and borage ravioli in a parsley and mushroom sauce; buckwheat crêpes stuffed with tofu, wild chicory, and sautéed vegetables; and shellfish lasagna layered with cannellini puree (entrées, $22–$55).