Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Different Sort of Christmas Feast - Raw Vegan at Indigo

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If you're tired of turkey or are vegetarian/vegan and can't stand Tofurky, this Christmas consider trying something different -- but still gourmet.

Indigo Food is offering a seasonal menu, albeit during the very few Christmas Days not yet booked by private parties. All foods are dairy-free, and wheat-free, vegan, diabetic friendly -- and RAW (see menu details at the bottom of the page).
  1. Holiday Nut Nog OR Spicy Chai Masala OR Hot Chocolate with Orange or Mint
  2. Coconut Cheese Trio OR Coconut Dumplings with Coconut Cheese
  3. Curried Carrot Soup
  4. Apple Fennel Pomegranate Salad on a bed of Arugula with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing and Candied Pecans.
  5. Mashed No-tatoes* with Ravey Gravy Holiday Fantasy Stuffing
  6. Cranberry Relish Stuffed Portabello Burger
  7. Ganashe Cake OR Pomegranate Cheese Cake OR Pumpkin Pie
* No-tatoes are like mashed potatoes, but made with lower-carbohydrate foods such as cauliflower.

$39 per person or $74 per couple, available for take-out. Reservations: 604.537.7288
From December 12th to January 1st, Indigo Food is closed Sundays to Wednesdays for private events.

Price-wise it'll look steep if you are omnivorous, but during the Christmas crunch, every establishment's going to try to gouge you for Christmas Dinners. There's no doubt that the high-end hotels will put out some very nice spreads, such as the five-course Christmas Dinner at The Sutton Place Hotel or the "T'was the Night Before Christmas" all you can eat mega-festive-buffet at Griffins in the Hotel Vancouver. Both weigh in at about twice the price, and probably twice the food (more if you go to Griffins prepared to eat like an elephant). But if you're vegan, those will be worth only a fraction of their value because of your restrictions.

Indigo Christmas Menu 2011 items

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