A couple of weeks ago, we were invited for dinner at the house of vegan friends. We had such a lovely evening, and the food was great! So I thought I’d share the vegan menu we were served.
If you are still looking for inspiration for a vegan festive menu for the coming holidays, take a look at this!
For appetizers we had a trio of spreads with crackers: cashew-rucola spread, tapenade of sundried tomatos and basil and lentils apple spread.
What followed was a little glass with a salad of quinoa, mango, avocado and cilantro (unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of this!).
Then came leek and pumpkin cream soup.
The starter was homemade (!) tagliatelle with forest mushrooms, peas and pieces of ‘bacon’, with a creamy sauce based on demi-glace and brandy.
The main dish was a ‘beef wellington’ with tree variations of mushrooms and cashews, with béarnaise sauce. And mash of potatos and parsnip, and caramelised chicory and lentils on the side. Wow!
By that time we were quite stuffed, but the desserts were so beautiful, we just had to try them: raw raspberry cheesecake, with red fruits coulis, based on a mixture of walnuts and maple syrup, and also chocolate walnut muffins and coconut rocks (we call them kokosrotsjes, so that’s a literal translation 😉
We loved the idea of veganising a traditional recipe like ‘beef wellington’ and we had not eaten béarnaise sauce in ages. That was great!
Thanks to our lovely hosts for a inspirational and yummie dinner 🙂