Let's just paint the picture shall we? On my visit to California to see my sister she suggested that we go get something healthy at this place called The Rabbit Hole Cafe. After thinking what most people do when they think of rabbits and food (see above) I was more than just a little disappointed. The night before I had a crappy meal and I needed something that was going to be hearty and comforting, like meat and potatoes.
When we sat down at this very large wooden table and I looked over the menu I knew that this place was going to be good or it was going to fail miserably. Often times when I see things on the menu like vegan cheese sauce, quinoa or sweet potato muffins I'm displeased with the muddled flavors and the overuse of spices. The menu had so many options to choose from. They offered soups and wraps, comfort foods and sandwiches, salads and quinoa bowls and much more. While the menu had so many things to choose from I took a chance on something I would NEVER have ordered anywhere, just to see how crazy this concoction would be. My sister stayed pretty simple and ordered something she had tried before.
We had to go to the front to place our order which was the only drawback to this place. I was finally in a comfortable spot and taking in the ambiance of the decor and aroma from the kitchen and I was bummed when I had to stop being lazy and get up to place my order. Once the order was placed it only took about 10 minutes or so when our plates were delivered to us by two servers.
The smell of the sweet potatoes and mushrooms wafted by when they set the bowls down. My sister offered up a bite of hers first before I tried mine. Hers had a sweet and salty flavor that was so delicious that I thought I might want to trade dishes before I had even tasted mine. The quinoa brown rice mixture was cooked to perfection and the sweet potatoes had a crispy outer layer that gave them an almost buttery flavor. The crispy kale was salted just enough to tone down the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and the hint of ginger. It was pumping me up to try my own dish.
This will definitely be a stop on my food travels that will go down in the books as "Best Served"!