Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brunch at Gather

As you know, I loved my dinner at Gather a few months ago, and I've been dying to go back ever since. Well, my wish finally came true today when I met up with some East Bay friends for brunch.

One thing I was a bit sad about was the lack of sweet vegan items. No French toast or pancakes (or even granola!) for us herbivores. However, this was all quickly forgiven when I tasted the savory things we ordered, like the side of roasted potatoes, above. Laden with green onion and herbs, they were some of the best breakfast potatoes I've had, and the perfect accompaniment to my winter kale salad:

Oh my goodness, people. This was delicious. I know I'm a kale freak, but this is an amazing dish. The sunchoke-tahini sauce on the plate is sublime, and the brussel sprouts and artichokes are awesome, but the real show stopper is that almond "parmesan" sprinkled on top. It is salty, tangy, and adds the perfect bite to the wilted kale. I was in heaven.... and that was before I tasted the pizza!

Cauliflower pizza with olive caper sauce and cashew cheese, how I love thee. All those tasty toppings and a ridiculously good crust to boot! How they get the edges to get all puffed up and fluffy while the rest remains sturdy and unfloppable - not to mention scrumptious - is beyond me. I could seriously eat this pizza every day and be a very, very, happy person.

There we are happy and sated. Another great meal at Gather, and surely not my last. Tonight my friend is cooking an orange-themed meal for us from Color Me Vegan and I can't wait! I'll be sure to let you know how it went. Meanwhile, don't forget I'm blogging fairly often over at Vegan Favorites. Go on over and say hello..... and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Nicole said...

I want that kale salad! It looks so good.

Sky said...

It is amazing, Nicole. Both times i've gone, they've had some version of a kale salad on their menu, and both have been SOOOO good. :)