Review by Genevieve Pearson:
(I was supposed to go to this but was typically snowed in, so many thanks to Genevieve for providing this review).
The new Hebasca Hotel restaurant gave a relaxed fine dining experience, putting plants at the forefront of its vegan offering.
The atmosphere was casual and welcoming, with jolly knowledgeable staff and an element of sophistication. The food was creative and flavoursome. I opted for the simple sounding smashed avocado with tomato salsa on sourdough (with a GF bread option). The plethora of flavours melted into each other and it was the best avocado on toast I have ever had.
For a main, I chose the roasted spiced cauliflower with curried lentils, wild mushrooms, tarragon and pilau rice. The dish was utterly divine and, in my opinion, the star of the menu. The chargrilled cauliflower was bursting with flavour and was one of the best ways I’ve seen that vegetable served. Again, all the flavours while strong and stand-alone, complemented each other perfectly; the portion size was just right, too.
The desserts were a tough choice, so I opted for sorbet with nuts and fruits. The presentation was so appetising and the infused fruits a real added bonus. Clearly so much thought has gone into every aspect of the vegan menu, including gluten free options.
I will definitely be heading back to explore the other menu options soon.