Tonight I had a wonderful dinner at Sage Vegan Bistro with two friends of mine, Aaron and his girlfriend Saroya. It is one of my favorite restaurants in LA and holds a special place in my heart as it is the first vegan restaurant I ever remember going to. Aaron has been transitioning towards veganism and has been missing mac & cheese so I was excited for him to try some of the best vegan mac & cheese around.
Because Aaron wanted to try the mac & cheese but also order something else, he started out with the mac & cheese ball. Both Aaron and Saroya were very impressed with the mac & cheese ball and thought it may have had butternut squash in it.
Next came Aaron's main entree, Jackfruit Nachos topped with mole sauce. It was the first time any of the three of us had tried jackfruit and we all found it to be an impressive meat substitute.
Saroya ordered a Portabello Bacon Chili Cheese Burger. The consensus on the burger was that it was really good but that the "bacon" did not taste much like bacon. Because of the consensus, I believe the burger would be a better choice for vegans than for non-vegans.
I ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli which I have had at Sage before and would highly recommend. I'm glad I was able to introduce two of my friends to Sage and hope that they go back soon!