Vegan fine dining at Millennium in San Francisco.

Well, it seems no trip to San Francisco (at least as a vegan with money to spend) is complete without visiting Millennium (580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA). I’ve heard only good things about it, and I know it’s on the “To Eat” list for many vegans, so I had to take the opportunity to see it. Sunday – Wednesday they have a prix fixe ($39/person), with an optional wine pairing($12/person), so I made reservations for Sunday night, and went with a fellow PPKer. It’s in the Hotel California, and looks like any other fine dining restaurant, but still has a comfortable casual feel. It seemed to rely on natural light, so as the evening progressed it became more difficult to take pictures of the beautiful food. This was the Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes, with a lovage remoulade, picked green cherry tomato & cucumber salad, topped off with tarragon. I liked this quite a bit, but my dining companion got the Salt & Pepper Coriander Crusted Oyster Mushrooms (with a nectarine-kaffir lime lemon grass dipping sauce!!!), and they were AMAZING, but I didn’t get a picture. My friend got the Buckwheat Dosa. It had an eggplant & zucchini masala filling, smoked cardamom & toasted cashew korma (which was delicious), coconut mint chutney and a methi(aka fenugreek), melon & purslane salad. Sure, this isn’t what I think of when I hear dosa, but it was beautifully presented, and tasty. I was glad to get a few bites of it. I…

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