11.30.2010

millennium (MoFo 20) + book winner

This is the last post of MoFo! Wow! I am done, stick a fork in me!
Over the month we've covered:


And for the last MoFo, I am visiting Millennium in San Franciso.

This is a five-star restaurant in my book and we had the pleasure of dining there a few times while living in San Fran. A bit more on the pricey side, the tasting menu with the wine is the best deal and the best meal to have there. You get the chef's specials paired with delicious wines. The meal runs several courses and leaves nothing to want - even dessert is included.

For my tasting menu I first made the Sesame-Crusted Oyster Mushroom Calamari. These are served with Wasabi Cream and a seaweed salad at the restaurant. I just served it with the wasabi and a little chili oil.

My final course for MoFo is White Bean-Filled Phyllo Purses. These are phyllo purses stuffed with cannellini beans, mushrooms and Italian Tofurkey sausage. They are served over creamy polenta and with Porcini Mushroom Sauce.

My hubby said it was very Millennium-like and he would pay $32 for it.
I told him to fork up the dough.

That's all she wrote - for a few days, anyway. I need to go clean my kitchen and retire the fryer. The kids will mourn ;)

As for the final cookbook winner ...drum roll, please..."American Vegan Kitchen," being sent by the author herself...goes to...
Comment #3
Find me or I'll find you. Congrats!

Thanks to everyone who joined me for this Month of Vegan Food and thanks to all the other hundreds of bloggers who came along for the ride. And thanks to Tami Noyes for the cookbook you gave me to give away! I know the lucky-someone will enjoy it!

Cheers!
(Elvis has left the building...)


Cost Breakdown:

oyster:
oyster mushrooms: $9
breading: $1
sesame seeds, chili, wasabi: $1
carrots, parsnips, spices: $1
Total to make apps for 6:
$12.00

purses:
phyllo: $3
beans, mushrooms, Tofurkey: $7
porcini, onion, garlic, veg, broth: $6
polenta, nondairy milk, garlic: $2
Total to make 4 servings:
$18.00



Sesame-Crusted Oyster Mushroom Calamari


White Bean-Filled Phyllo Purses



7 comments:

  1. I'm done...stick a fork in me bahaha, Vegan Aide! You're funny, and a great chef and a real doozer. I think you nailed everything this month and guess what you inspired me to make the vegan chopped liver tonight and it was a hit!

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  2. I am so glad you think it was good, too! I was worried... you come with a lot of credentials.

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  3. Dear Vegan Aide, you rock!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful and oh so tasty recipes with us.
    Your blog is always fun to read and follow.

    Now, get some rest, and perhaps start of a cookbook of your own? :)
    Cheers!

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  4. I love this! I could fall in love w those oyster bites, wasabi cream, YUM!
    and I love the white bean purses, so pretty and I adore porcinis! I can't wait to try my hand at theese!
    Your husband forked up the cash I hope!!! ;)

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  5. I just found your blog, and I absolutely love it. My husband and I are vegan, and trying to live a simpler and healthier lifestyle (and blog about it). Your blog will definitely help me come up with more "fun" recipes for us to eat! Thanks for sharing with the world!

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  6. Your mushrooms look just like Millennium's version! I've only been to Millennium a few times, but I have to get the oyster mushrooms every single time.

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