October 11, 2011

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant has only one vegan entree on their menu, but it's well worth the visit.

I started with their House Salad, baby greens, green apple, spiced pecans and sherry vinaigrette (ordered without the blue cheese). They also have a Beets and Green Beans salad that can be veganized as well.
Now, onto the main course. Crispy Cauliflower with couscous, dried fruits and a hazelnut vinaigrette. The cauliflower is especially crispy and has the nicest toasted flavor. The garlicky couscous paired with figs, raisins, apricots, asparagus and carrots is the perfect complement. A truly unique dish, especially for a non-vegetarian restaurant. 
The ambiance is very rich and cozy. And in true fashion, there are even fireman's poles that still remain.

2 comments:

veganforthewin said...

What an interesting looking restaurant and that entree sounds really good!

sarah-mai said...

The cauliflower was so good! It reminded me of the broccoli at Maoz Vegetarian, they flash fry it and it's beyond incredible.