In addition to the $35 three-course vegan tasting menu and the numerous vegetarian options on the regular dinner menu (both menus feature fresh, local ingredients), the restaurant has a superb wine list and a staff that always makes you feel welcome. While the rustic interior design is not usually my style (it sort of feels like a very dated log cabin ... sort of), I don't mind it, especially on a cold winter night. And once you start eating and drinking and chatting with the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, it doesn't really matter -- Cedar quickly has become one of my favorite special occasion restaurants.
My most recent visit was on Valentine's Day, which featured a slightly heartier version of the regular vegan tasting menu.
|Cedar's Valentine's Day Vegan Tasting Menu|
For my first course I had the delicious potato and leek soup, which was served with warm homemade bread and extra virgin olive oil.
|Potato & leek soup, homemade bread with olive oil, and of course wine!!!|
I ordered the hearty lentils and and wild mushrooms for my entree. Outstanding!
|Yellow lentils, yellow foot chanterelle, hon shimeji, grilled trumpet, crispy mushroom roll, and truffle oil vinaigrette|
Finally, although I already was full, I tried the chocolate peanut butter mousse for dessert.
|Vegan chocolate peanut butter mousse|
I should note that the tasting menu items also can be ordered a la carte, and individuals with food allergies and other dietary restrictions need not worry - this place takes it all seriously, and does so with a smile and without cutting corners. I cannot recommend it more!