The Chef: Aurelia
The Menu: An Indian-inspired feast including perfectly cooked rice, curried lentils and garbanzos, lightly spiced shiitake mushrooms, freshly toasted pappadam, and sautéed swiss chard with red bell pepper. If there's anything better than a delectable Indian meal on a gray, foggy day, we don't even want to know about it. With dabs of mango marmalade and tamarind sauce, we were very nearly able to imagine ourselves on an Indian vacation.
The Goods: Back in reality, we're gearing up big time for a swanky little soirée called the Vegan à Go-Go Book Bash! On the off chance you've not heard of this little do, we're throwing a big ol' party celebrating the launch of Sarah Kramer's new travel/cooking/how-to-be-awesome book. In case you haven't, now would be the prudent time to get tickets. Just sayin'.