Sublime

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I was super lucky and recently got to escape the cold for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I was only there a few nights, but made it to three different vegan restaurants. I had no idea there were so many vegan places to eat in this town. Of course, the first stop on my list was Sublime! The dishes I ordered were wonderful, but hubby was less pleased. One word of caution, the portions are huge. Go very hungry or prepared to take home doggy bags.

We started with appetizers. I ordered the Frito Misto, which is a giant town of delicious cauliflower.

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I tried to serve it with the spoon provided and decided it was more fun to just chip away at the tower with my fork. Hubby really liked this dish too.

Hubby ordered the Pretzel Dip Medley and was unimpressed. I didn’t like this dish either, but, to be fair, pretzels are not really my thing. Hubby remembers loving them as a kid, so he was super hopeful.

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I thought the dish was pretty. Nice presentation.

For my entree, I got the Vegetable Lasagna. OMGosh! It was super yummy. Creamy and rich as if it was made with cow milk cheese. I was actually worried until I remembered verifying with the waitress that we were in the right vegan restaurant before ordering. It was so good and rich that I couldn’t finish the giant portion. Hubby to the rescue! Especially since he was less pleased with his Reef Tacos. He felt the tacos could have used a more interesting shell and that the rice and beans were uninteresting. But, he really liked my lasagna.

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Of course we had to try a dessert! We were too stuffed at this point to order separate desserts, so we split the Chocolate Nirvana. I really liked the flavor, but I think the cake was stale because it was a bit dry.

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Overall, Sublime was disappointing. Which is a real bummer because this is a fairly famous place. I would certainly give it a second try, especially since a couple dishes were prefect. Our waitress was super wonderful and we tipped her well, but the hostess was grumpy and not nearly as excited as we were.

Maybe I need to make a rating system. I always want vegan places to be incredible, but just because the food is vegan does not mean it’s always perfect. Based on my first visit, Sublime gets three out of five vegan cupcakes. There is certainly potential for five cupcakes and if I ever get back to Fort Lauderdale, I will go again.

 

Written by Deanna Meyler, PhD

Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator. Sharing an everyday approach to being vegan.

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