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Why my mum would love Tabla

Sixy Beast | Feb 17, 200509:47 PM

I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record but I had another great lunch at Tabla. It would be remiss not to mention it on this board. Skip to the link at the bottom for the same report with a photo of the salad.

Revisit: Tabla 1167 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, (415) 461-6787

My mum would love Tabla. She was always nagging me to eat my vegetables. Now I've found a delicious way to do just that. I know you've heard it before, but I am not going to stop writing about the good experiences I have had at Tabla until everyone in the Bay Area who is serious about healthy but tasty, fresh, organic, well prepared, casual but beautiful cuisine has gone out of their way to try it.

The last gem that I tried at Tabla was a 'Composed Salad' on the specials board. It was such a hit with me I am secretly hoping it is still available next time I visit.

Beets with Cumin
Very subtle, very addictive. A vegetable I am not crazy about made totally moreish.
An old favourite of mine. Matchsticks of celeriac in a mild creamy dressing. Not as mustardy as the French version, but delicious nevertheless.
Carrots with Dill and Walnuts
Very piquant and sharp. I suspect the dressing contained lime or another mouth-puckering citrus. This was my least favourite of the four because it was so feisty and the dill was overpowered. I still ate every last little scrap just the same.
Avocado with Meyer Lemon Dressing
Perfectly ripe, large chunks of creamy avocado adding a little decadence to the other more virtuous ingredients.

Oh yum!
If there had been a pattern on the plate, I would have licked it right off.
*Note - this is certainly a CAFE with only CAFE tables and chairs and COUNTER SERVICE. If you go expecting fine surroundings you might be disappointed. If you go expecting some great tasting healthy food, I hope you will be pleasantly suprised.


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