Lunch and dinner is vegan heaven too
There are 3 other menus to choose from throughout the day, the regular Alive! restaurant menu, a ‘light’ menu with smaller, lighter dishes and also a daily specials menu where you can order a set meal or pick dishes to eat separately. It’s near on impossible to pick a favourite dish or a favourite meal that we ate as (hand on heart) they were all exceptional.
Here is a review of our vegan food adventure at Alive!
First there is the ‘Fresh Salad Roll and Almond Butter Sauce’ (Vegetable sticks wrapped in The Farm’s homemade wrapper topped with alfalfa sprouts and Almond nut butter sauce).
How is it possible that we’ve been on the planet so long and never eaten ‘Almond Butter Sauce’? Now we have to spend years making up for the lost time, eating this delicious creation at every opportunity. Creamy, light, nutty, sweet, spicy, spiced, garlicky, zingy; all of this and more. Served with the freshest of fresh spring rolls made from crunchy vegetables and salad wrapped in a delicate rice paper roll.
Then there is ‘Cashew Tofu with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette’ (Cashew tofu with green asparagus and sundried tomatoes).
We’d never heard of ‘Cashew Tofu’ before and expected to get traditional soy tofu, but this was something completely different. It was a ‘tofu’ but made from cashews not soy, somewhere in between a nut cheese and a very firm silken tofu. Soft and spreadable but firm and silky smooth, with a creamy but light flavour and small bubbles of air in the texture. More flavour than traditional tofu, less tanginess than cashew cheese; its actually like nothing we’ve ever eaten before.
We must just mention the vegan burger…
Oh wow the ‘Nutty Cheese Melt Burger’ was divine, like we said, even the ‘junk food’ at The Farm is healthy, in fact there was so much good stuff going on that it can’t be called junk food at all. It had everything a good burger experience should involve – juicy sauces, a soft bun, a burger patty that doesn’t fall apart, tasty garnishes. Plus it came with cute tasty marble potatoes and a homemade ketchup and cashew mayo duo on the side for extra bonus points.
We must stop writing about the food now or else we really will keep you all day, but just one last thing deserves a mention; the desserts at The Farm at San Benito are off the hook.
Vegan dessert heaven.
Nothing more can be said, other than they are insanely good…
Spotlight on ‘Sweet Coconut Crackers with Mango and Vanilla Ice Cream’ (Healthy crackers with vanilla and mango ice cream) please; dehydrated caramelised coconut crackers stacked around creamy vanilla and fruity mango ice creams. Those crackers. So crunchy, so tasty, so naturally sweet. The perfect partner to the ice cream invoking memories of wonderfully fragrant waffle cones, only these are healthier and dare we say, tastier.