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I traveling am in New York city at the moment and enjoyed a lovely dinner with my friend James. We checked out one of his regular spots in the neighborhood and I was thrilled with the menu. This was not a vegetarian restaurant, but the care and attention the paid to the vegetable sides was remarkable.
For most home cooks and restaurant chefs alike, the focus tends to be on the protein of the meal with the sides being an afterthought. Grilled chicken, baked fish, refried beans, you name it.What to have with it? Who knows.
Westville restaurant is a horse of a different color. Their splendid menu of market sides changes daily and includes a host of vegetables prepared simply, deliciously and beautifully. It wasn't just the resident dietitian who was excited by them; the restaurant was swamped with vegetable eaters. Choices abound. You can have sauteed broccoli with garlic with your whole grilled trout or lemon herb chicken or assemble four market sides for $15.
I had pesto mashed potatoes, beets with goat cheese, soy glazed tofu w/ broccoli & toasted sesame seeds and brussels sprouts w/ honey dijon. It was awesome.
If you're in the NYC area, check out one of the restaurant's three locations.
Cheers! Eat your veggies!
What's your favorite way to cook delicious veggies? I love grilled asparagus and roasted beets!