Thursday, February 27, 2014

no this is how it works, you peer inside yourself

For Valentine's day Jason & I stayed Saturday night in Philadelphia to have a close-by getaway.
The weather was not too cooperative, and it was freezing and snowing/raining during the day of walking around the city, but despite that we had a great time.

To keep out of the cold, we went to the Franklin Institute - which I had never been to before. It was really interesting and made me excited for potential future field trips when I become a teacher!

For dinner, we went to Farmicia. We had been there about a year or so ago while in the city for brunch - which did not disappoint! After reviewing their dinner menu online, I knew it was a great place to try for dinner as well.

 As you can see the bottom of the menu has the vegan friendly options. It was tough to pick between the choices, but since  I had already looked online earlier - I knew what I was most likely going to get.

Farmicia's dining room is very dimly-lit and cozy. When we were there for brunch, it was very bright and welcoming since the sun shines right through all of the windows.

To start, there was only one vegan appetizer listed on the menu. For some reason, reading it quickly - I thought it stated "Cannellini & Sautéed Tofu" - however it stated "Capellini & Sauteed Tofu" I was expecting white beans with tofu, not pasta! This was good none the less though - just kind of an awkward start to the meal.
This was roasted tomatoes, red chili, mint, and crushed pine nuts with the pasta and roasted tofu.

For my meal I chose the Butternut Squash Risotto croquets. This came with roasted cauliflower, sautéed spinach, and walnut-sage pesto. These were more like patties than croquets, but very delicious and I loved the pesto!

Valentine's dinner is not complete without dessert of course. We were thinking of going to Vedge that night to grab dessert, but Farmicia had a banana cupcake on their menu that sounded really good! It came with vegan caramel and banana ice cream. Perfect ending to the meal. :) 

FARMiCiA Restaurant
15 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA

1 comment:

Bianca said...

How weird that pasta would be an appetizer! That plate looks like a meal by itself. The croquettes look delicious and so does that banana cupcake.