Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pure Food and Wine in NYC

Saturday night, our friends, David and Tom, took us to Pure Food and Wine in Manhattan.  I was really excited to try it, because it's all raw vegan.  When we arrived, we were escorted through the intimate, beautiful restaurant onto a large patio.  That seemed to be the best seating.

We started off with wine, because the list looked amazing.  Our waiter was surprisingly limited in his knowledge of the list, which was a little disappointing.  He recommended a wine that was not at all what we had asked for, but we got it straightened out.

Devon and I decided to share our meals, and I'm glad we did.  There was an unexpected heaviness to a lot of the food.  Don't get me wrong, it was absolutely delicious, but everything had components of cashew creams or pestos.

Devon and I started with the Kale Caesar Roll, which is a lot like it sounds.  It was basically a kale salad in sushi form, which was incredibly tasty and easy to share.

David got the house made date bread, and it was by far my favorite.  Very delicious!

Devon and I shared the cauliflower and sweet corn polenta, which was yummy but incredibly rich.  After a full course of appetizers, I was glad we shared the entree.  The real reason I left room, though, was to share in some of Tom's lasagna.  So. Delicious.

A few bites went a long way, though. Still, I would take this lasagna over a cooked one any day.  We all left room for a little dessert as well.

I thought the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake would be my favorite, so that's what I suggested.  It was so rich, though, that one bite was enough.  Very good, but I would not recommend after a big meal.  My favorite dessert was the first one pictured, the orange blossom sponge cake.  It was light, lovely and delicious.

After dinner, we were all in a bit of a food coma.  I would highly recommend splitting entrees here, because they are filling.  Whomever said raw food was for rabbits had never eaten here.  It definitely showed an elevated way of preparing food that I was happy to experience.

We finished the evening on David and Tom's roof in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  The Empire State Building was lit up for Gay Pride!

It was definitely a lovely end to a lovely evening, and I can't wait to go back!  I have more amazing things to show you from the trip, so check back tomorrow!


  1. What a lovely looking patio and awesome raw food creations! That is an area of food preparation that I'm fairly inexperienced in and it's so cool to see what all can come together to make an awesome, filling meal. I would love to go to an all raw restaurant sometime!

    1. i love raw food, and this was raw food to the MAX. to filling and tasty

  2. Dana, that Kale Caesar roll looks AMAZING! Great post...I felt like I was there with you! I'm so happy y'all had a good time; what an incredible trip!

    1. thanks, tara! it was an incredible trip. i want to go back and eat more food

  3. Manhattan have some great food and wine places. I have visited Manhattan last time in November and have great fun with my friends. Thanks for sharing your story.

  4. Manhattan have some great food and wine places.


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