Moosewood Restaurant-Ithaca, New York-First Visit

Moosewood Restaurant-Ithaca, New York

OK, how many times have I referenced Moosewood Cookbooks on this blog? How many times do I pick up one of their cookbooks just for fun? Is it any wonder Paul and I drove all the way from Rochester, New York, to Ithaca just to eat? Is food that important to us? I almost just want to let the pictures speak for themselves, but at the very least you need a caption. We pulled out all the stops here. We knew we wouldn't be disappointed. We rarely order an appetizer and dessert. Here, we did both! And we so don't regret it. Oh, and a warning, don't go looking for the description from the menu. It won't be there. Each day's menu is different. It gets posted online at 11 am before the restaurant opens. Do you like the suspense? We do as long as we know whatever we have will be amazing!

Mediterranean Platter

Their appetizer of a Mediterranean Platter served with sesame pita wedges. Paul liked the bean dip best, I liked the vegetable salsa. It was a great trade off.

House Salad-Moosewood Restaurant

Each entree comes with a house salad. It's big and fresh. I love the idea of a surprise dressing-of-the-day. Ask what it is. It may be the best one you've ever had!

Delicata Squash with Wild Rice PIlaf-Moosewood Restaurant

The best thing I've ever eaten! Local and organic delicata squash with amazing wild rice pilaf. Leave off the cheese for vegan. And don't forget the applesauce on the side.

Vegetable Stew over Brown Rice-Moosewood Restaurant

I can't remember the real name of this veggie stew. But it was spicy. Maybe had a little curry powder. It was great, but can never compare to that squash.

Rhubarb Cake-Moosewood Restaurant

My first experience with Rhubarb. I'd heard so much about it, I figured the place to try it would be Moosewood. Paul wasn't so sure it was a good idea, but when it came, he was very impressed, too.

Brownie-Moosewood's Best Selling Dessert

There's no question why the brownie is Moosewood's best selling dessert. Love the moisture. Love the warmth. Love the presentation. Fabulous ending to an amazing meal. Moosewood did not disappoint.

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