In between bites I sipped on my cocktail. Yum!
A few weeks ago one of my besties, Allison and I were treated to an amazing meal at Matthew Kenney. If you are vegan then you probably are familiar with that name. He is a pioneering vegan chef in America and he has opened a school in OKC!
Now, before I talk about the meal let me preface it by telling you I had eaten at this restaurant one other time. It was a couple years ago when they first opened under the name 105 degrees. Without going into detail, I was underwhelmed. So going this time I told myself I would have an open mind and give Matthew Kenney a clean slate.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is crisp. Weird right? But that is the word that comes to mind when I think of the decor and the ambiance. It is very modern but comfortable.
We started the meal off with a fabulous appetizer, Kimchee Dumplings. They had a little kick to them but it was perfect. The foam was a little weird but it made such a pretty dish!
Next was my Thai salad, topped with watercress, pineapple, sundried tomato, coconut and avocado. This salad was full of flavor, I want one right now.
We were then brought our main courses. I had the Sweet Corn Ravioli and Allison chose the Warm Herb Crusted Portobello.
My main complaint in my previous visit was that my meal was that inbetween temp of blah. Not cold, not hot. This time I was well aware that my meal would not be fully cooked, but let me tell you, I didn't miss the heat. Both of these dishes were amazing. The ravioli had the surprise taste of mint. I loved it!
We finished our meal with the most amazing Tiramisu with Cappuccino Ice Cream.
Oh. My. Gosh.
Allison and I were in love with this desert. You would NEVER guess that it was totally vegan. It was shocking.
I ended the night with great conversation and an organic chocolate stout.
Along with their school that is attached to the restaurant they also have a gift shop where you can pick up a cool gift or snack, including their own brewed kombucha!!
Over all my experience at Matthew Kenney was amazing. The food did not disappoint and I was not left wanting. I think the perception of vegan food can be a bit scary. I'm so glad restaurants like Matthew Kenney are around to open peoples minds and introduce them to new cuisine.
Thank you Matthew Kenney for the wonderful meal!