+
Restaurants & Bars

Want to treat my wife to special dinner in Bay Area - both vegetarian

foodieguitardoc | Nov 8, 201104:54 AM     15

Hi all,

My wife is from the Bay Area but has lived in London with me (I'm Irish) for the past ten years or so. She's recently had to move back to the Bay Area for an extended period of time to look after a family member, and I'm visiting in a few weeks.

I'd like a really special venue to take her out to in the SF to Palo Alto area - though we visit several times a year we usually don't venture much outside her family haunt (Santa Cruz). We've been to Greens, which though nice, wasn't what I was looking for (would prefer somewhere less 'homely' and more gastronomically interesting).

Difficult to describe the menu she likes if you've not been to the UK but her favourite is the vegetarian tasting menu of :

Greenhouse: http://www.greenhouserestaurant.co.uk...

She found the attention paid to each ingredient as the main focus of the dish was fantastic.

For pure vegetarian restaurants she likes:

Vanilla Black (in London): http://www.vanillablack.co.uk/menus/a...
David Bann (in Edinburgh): http://www.davidbann.com/mainmeals.php

She also had a great time at the Fat Duck, though don't except this for our meal:
Fat Duck (vegetarian menu not on their website, but review here): http://gaztronomy.blogspot.com/2008/0...

Essentially I'd like somewhere elegant, modern, romantic, and with really nice vegetarian options/tasting menu (though by no means needs to be a vegetarian restaurant).

Any suggestions most welcome.

Many thanks.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Last Chance Kitchen & Cookware Deals Still Standing
Shop

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Last Chance Kitchen & Cookware Deals Still Standing

by Chowhound Editors | Update, July 17: Amazon's Prime Day sale has officially ended. Some of the deals below are still live...

Editor's Picks: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for the Kitchen
Shop

Editor's Picks: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for the Kitchen

by Joey Skladany | Prime Day, Amazon's version of Black Friday, has officially arrived and the number of sales is more...

A Le Creuset Classic Is at an Unheard of 70% Off Right Now
Food Trends

A Le Creuset Classic Is at an Unheard of 70% Off Right Now

by Grace Gonzalez | Macy’s is the newest retailer to begin offering crazy summer discounts, introducing its new promotion...

Never Tried Sous Vide? A Chef-Quality Sous Vide Stick Is on Prime Day Discount
Shop

Never Tried Sous Vide? A Chef-Quality Sous Vide Stick Is on Prime Day Discount

by David Watsky | The sous vide method hit the mainstream a few years ago but if you haven't had a chance to try out...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.