This past week, Holly and I visited the trendy neighborhood of Capitol Hill to try Plum Bistro, a vegan restaurant that uses local, sustainable and organic ingredients in all of it's dishes. The airy restaurant was instantly inviting with it's classic wood tables and cascading fauna. I knew I could trust my vegan friend Holly to pick a restaurant that was delicious and not intimidating.
I've always been open to eating vegan food, but I definitely associate a stereotype to the people that eat it. Would a bite of tofu turn me into a yoga-practicing Buddhist? No, of course not. Plum Bistro shattered my dated understanding of what it means to be vegan with its rich dishes.
Plum Bistro offers brunch until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, so we definitely took advantage of having late breakfast food. We ordered banana hotcakes with orange blossom lavender butter and maple syrup and rosemary fries roasted in garlic oil and served with house made sauce. To wash down the delectable dishes, we got grapefruit mimosas. The meal was a salty, sweet combination with undeniably fresh ingredients. The orange blossom lavender butter literally made those hotcakes heavenly.
On top of the perfect palette of food, the service was exceptional and the ambiance amicable. Holly and I were laughing and enjoying compliments from other diners, making it an enjoyable experience.
And who knows, maybe I'll become a vegan, especially if all vegan food is this good!