Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Calling all Vegans (and non vegans too)

Hello FoodieFriends,

This past Saturday, I attended a luncheon that I had organized at Sophie n Me, a new Vegan/Vegetarian/Organic restaurant (that also offers non veg selections as well) in Boca Raton on Federal Highway, just north of Spanish River Blvd, in the plaza on the west side. I arranged a tasting menu which satisfied all in attendance.
As the group arrived and we were waiting to begin eating, we were each brought a sample of their Matcha Green Tea Smoothie (Vegan). It was chock full of "green" and yet containted just the right amount of sweetness. First item we sampled was the Coconut Curry Soup (Vegan) made with rice vermicelli & spinach and simmered in a coconut milk & curry broth. (Served with chicken for our non-vegan friends). This soup was perfectly balanced and had excellent flavors. It reminded me of my favorite Thai soup, Tom Ka Kai. Our sampler plate arrived and on it was a beautiful arrangement of Salads, a grilled veggie wrap, and Macaroni & Cheese. The first salad I tried was the Corn Off The Cobb Salad. I had the non-vegan version which consisted of a traditional Cobb Salad of Romaine & Boston Lettuces, avocado, tomato, nitrite-free bacon, chopped egg & roasted seasoned corn, cut off the cob. You can choose from a variety salad dressings; all are organic and the Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette, which is homemade, is also vegan. I tried this one and also the Balsamic Vinaigrette and both were delish! The other salad we sampled was the Quinoa & Pesto Salad (Vegan). OMG, was this amazing! I have had quinoa a few times before, but never have I had anything that tasted this good! The pesto sauce elevated this dish to a whole new level, creating such a unique taste; it was tossed with red peppers, onions and garbanzo beans. The grilled veggie wrap ($6.75), was made with grilled sweet peppers, portabella mushroom, carmelized onions and eggplant inside a grilled whole wheat wrap and served with a creamy avocado dressing. Yum Yum! The Macaroni & Cheese (Vegan) is made with whole grain macaroni and baked in a creamy vegan cheese sauce. ($5.75). It was so creamy and cheesy, I didn’t feel I was missing out by not having the “real” dairy products at all. For dessert, we were delighted with mini Green Tea Cupcakes (Vegan). They were very good and not sweet either.

Sophie n Me takes special care to ensure all menu items are made with all-natural, sustainable and/or organic ingredients that are free from preservatives, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals or GMO's. All of their vegetables are 100% certified organic. They are committed to distinguishing themselves as a leader in fresh flavor that you can savor and are proud to provide a health-conscious and environmentally-supportive dining option for you and your family.

Sophie n Me is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 9pm. Located at 4251 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton Phone: 561-961-4899 Email: info@sophienme.com Web: http://www.sophienme.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/SophienMe

Until we eat again,

I send you delicious wishes, xo


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