Summer Sunday Supper
Every month this summer, Kitchen Table is offering a special multi-course dinner of deliciousness and getting to hear from the farms that grow the ingredients. What a wonderful opportunity to meet more neighbors!
Kitchen Table is currently my favorite restaurant in Omaha, where I live. I don’t normally review the restaurants where I live because these are the people I see all the time. If you follow my Twitter feed, @aneverydayvegan, you already know I do share when I come across new options in Omaha.
I love Kitchen Table for three reasons. One, the food is flat out fantastic, at least the food I eat. Two, the food is locally sourced and seasonal as much as possible. They even bake their own bread and it’s fun to watch them make it. Three, the owners are some of the nicest people around and they go out of their way to provide vegan options. If you live in Omaha or plan to travel here, you must eat at Kitchen Table.
Back to the Summer Sunday Supper. I was lucky enough to make it to one of these about a week ago and was not disappointed.
The suppers are not usually vegan, but vegan options were provided. When I signed up to be part of the event I asked if a vegan option would be available. I already explained how vegans are welcome and thus a third option was happily prepared. But, not just prepared like in other places where the non-vegan ingredient is removed. They actually make something unique and delicious that just happens to be vegan. This is the kind of food I most love.
The meal started with a vegetable terrine. I had never had one of these. It was like a log of cold veggies pressed together and sliced. Served with a tangy mustard. I really enjoyed it.
Next came a wonderful salad of hearty greens, pickled beets, and walnuts. I scarfed it down.
Then came risotto. Wow. I was luckily enough to get risotto once before and this was my second time to almost lick the plate clean. It is unusual for a vegan risotto to be available, so order it if they have it. You will not be disappointed.
Then, as if this was not incredible enough, I was served two small carrot cake cupcakes with minty icing. Amazing. I had never even thought of putting mint in icing.
Okay, enough drooling. Try for yourself and let me know what you think. Yummers!