Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NYC Visit, 11-2010: V-Note

1522 1st Ave
New York NY 10021

Phone: (212) 249-5009

After a few (too many) cocktails at Candle 79 this past weekend, we walked to nearby V-Note, the newest addition to Blossom's family. We were so excited to try out this fair trade vegan wine bar/restaurant that opened 2 months ago. It is where Blossom Bistro was previously, but we've never been to that.

The one thing that disappointed us was when we were asked if we wanted bottled or tap water. The Blossom family is so good in their commitment to animal welfare, fair trade, organic food, and the environment, so this just didn't compute. I was even confused by the question.

We started off with the Cape Cod Crabcakes:
They're made of seaweed, tofu, and spices.

I had the Medallions Au Poivre.
It had with seitan slices smothered in peppercorn sauce, a mashed potato/cauliflower puree, and roasted asparagus. The seitan was delicious and tender, and the peppercorn sauce was amazing.

Marya had the smoked tempeh ravioli in a cashew cheese sauce.
This, too, was fantastic.

For dessert, we had the (fair trade) chocolate fondue.
It came with 5 things to dip: cookies, melon, bananas, pineapple, and strawberries.

Had to get this shot:
A V pattern one of the dipping bananas. "A vegan V!" I thought. Marya thought it looked like the Vampire Freaks logo.


  1. Oh wow, the ravioli, the fondue...amazing!

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  3. The food looks fantastic. Will definitely go to V-Note for dinner next time I'm in NYC. Last visit I discovered Cocoa V...delicious vegan chocolate galore. My favorite was the coconut caramel.

  4. Just be careful with the fondue - I burned my tongue a bit. Surprising how hot a tealight will keep the chocolate.

    We found another place to purchase Cocoa V chocolates - at a vegan ice cream place at 10th St. and 2nd Ave (or is it 10th Ave and 2nd St?) - will be reporting on it, hopefully tomorrow!

  5. Yum. Everything looks great, especially that fondue!