Sunday, January 18, 2015

VEGETARIAN AT GREEN LEAF IN FRAMINGHAM, MA

Gobi Manchurian
Mediterranean Millet Risotto
Potato Leek Pizza
There are more and more vegetarian restaurants opening up and they're quite popular. I'm not a vegetarian, but that didn't stop me from trying out Green Leaf in Framingham, Massachusetts this weekend.

We started out with the Gobi Manchurian for an appetizer. It's cauliflower dipped in chickpea flour, fried, glazed with a sweet tomato sauce and served with peppers and onions. They were delicious and surprisingly filling. Other apps include edamame, artichoke stuffed mushrooms and nachos. 

There are many healthy drink options on the menu. We enjoyed an apple, banana and strawberry smoothie. Here's where things get rough. There are no alcoholic beverages on the menu. No wine. No beer. If you don't know that going in, you're going to be bummed.

For dinner, we split the "Mediterranean Millet Risotto" and the "Potato Leek Pizza." As an Italian, I love risotto. However, if you order this dish thinking it will be anything like the Italian classic, you will be disappointed. The millet was mushy and the dish as a whole lacked flavor. I suppose that's what I get for trying a vegan dish. They redeemed themselves with the pizza. It was so filling that we brought some home.

Green Leaf is also open for brunch on the weekends, so I'd be interested in trying their omelets and French toast. For lunch, they offer a variety of sandwiches, which are not on the dinner menu. ,

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