Watch out, you are stepping inside Hotel California, and into Millennium Restaurant.
Millennium is an upscale vegetarian restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian meals. We came here weeks ago…
The meal started off with bread on the table with a chickpeas spread on the side. While we did not really like the bread, we were very keen on the chickpeas spread. It was so delicious. This is something that I will definitely make at home. So watch for that post.
For the 1st Course, we had smoked Portobello Mushroom Involtini which consisted of cauliflower-pine nut pâté, sun dried tomato & oil cured olive coulis, shaved asparagus-purslane salad, and herb pesto. The shaved asparagus was a surprise as it was hiding underneath the mushrooms. Lovely start.
For the 2nd Course, we had the Mirin Glazed Onigiri which consisted of English pea-ginger-miso purée (see that green swirl?), Shiitake mushroom & edamame relish, chrysanthemum greens, togarashi. I love this dish. It was so flavorful. The only thing I don’t get is why they put a skewer in the dish. Despite the illusion, the onigiri will fall right off if you tried to eat it off the skewer. Nonetheless, this was a favorite that evening.
For the 3rd Course, we had a choice between Fazzoletti or Risotto Cake. We got one of each to try.
Fazzoletti – Semolina pasta sheet, tofu-sage cheese, cinnamon scented pumpkin seed & fennel sugo, seared rapini with mushrooms, basil pesto, pine nut bread crumbs.
G didn’t really like this dish. He thought the broccoli rapini was too bitter.
Risotto Cake – saffron chana dahl & baby carrot tajine, braised green garlic, fava beans & spring greens, frisee salad with Medjool dates & Murcott tangerines, green chile harissa, cumin toasted almonds.
The Risotto Cake was kind of bland tasting, but the surrounding ingredients were very flavorful.
And for dessert, we had the Coffee Cake Bread Pudding with walnuts & chocolate chips, cherry-bourbon reduction, vanilla bean ice cream. Of course, if you are strict vegetarian/vegan, you can skip the ice cream. (We are omnivores.)
Such an awesome meal.