Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meatless at Artichoke

lotus root - honey roasted, marmite, pistachio dukka, siracha yoghurt

babaganoush - smoked eggplant, sesame, yoghurt, pomegranate molasses teriyaki

fried brussels sprouts - almonds, pomegranate, cabbage, mint, labneh ranch

falafel lettuce cups - big mac sauce, butterhead cups, tomato ezme, jalapenos, grated haloumi

The food at Artichoke has always been complex. Boldly going where none has gone before at least in the local context. Adventurous yet grounded without pretension. It's face has varied textures - of crunch, crisp, chewiness, gelatinous, gooey, creamy and possibly more married with heat, spice, sweetness, savoriness, smokiness, sour and probably others that I cannot recall. Each different dish a qualification of different combination of the mentioned adjectives. Very often, more than a handful of those at each at time. This was a dinner with no meat items. I'll just save the individual descriptions and let the pictures talk.

By the way, that watermelon beer didn't taste like it had watermelon.

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