Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment
The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to
promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community
and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful
Newsletters - Summer 2007 Issue
by Carole Boral
Garden Café (On The Green)
6 Old Forge Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Open 11:30AM-9 PM
recently had the pleasure of eating at this fabulous vegan restaurant
with three of my favorite friends. The atmosphere is charming and simple
with just the right touch of homespun decor. We started off with a fruit
smoothie made with vanilla soymilk, chocolate soy ice cream, wild
blueberries and bananas, called “Vivacious Violet.” We also had
“natural” root beer and ginger ale.
Soup was an exquisitely blended and delicious creamy tomato vegetable.
Homemade cornbread and foccacia were served with a divine spread of a
sweet potato puree. The dish of baked olives (black and green) was
unique and the arrugula salad with white tuscan beans in a roasted
garlic dressing was spectacular and tasted as if it was freshly picked.
had the seitan stew served with sautéed cabbage and Irish soda bread. My
friend had a baked tofu entrée with caramelized onions served with
horseradish mustard. Both dishes were perfectly prepared and presented.
We would have liked to have tried other dishes as well -- like the
Afghani lentil and vegetable roll up with cilantro soy yogurt glaze or
the Southwest Black bean and roasted sweet potato burger but couldn’t
finish what we had ordered. I truly believe that the test of a superb
restaurant is the sauces and combinations they put together, and each
taste was a hit! None of us were even tempted to order dessert [seasonal
pies with non-dairy whip cream and fruit crisps] because we were so full
The dishes were all creative, vegan and voluminously sized. I urge you
to try this magical menu in this most enchanted village. A huge sandwich
is only about $7 to $9 dollars, the daily main dish specials are about
$10 dollars each and I dare you to finish it! They do provide set ups if
you would like to bring your own wine or beer and take reservations
which are recommended -- especially for the weekends. Parking is
available on the green or in a lot across the street. Bon appetito!
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