I had a wonderful day with my sister shopping and eating around Sac town. We finally got to a new raw restaurant, The Art of Food, that I’ve been meaning to get to for a month now. This was my first experience eating at a raw restaurant, beyond samplings in classes and Whole Foods demos, and I really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and delicious smells. But, I did not sample everything and will just have to make more trips to do so. I had the Tasty Tostada and what a beautiful work of art it was!
A little hard to tell, but there is a corn tostada under all the goodies with a thick layer of heavenly spiced sunflower pate and outrageously good seeded cream sauce. It was like a combo of a crispy tostada I used to get at another local Mexican place and a Taco Bell Mexican pizza, but with more flavor – a lot more. I went with my sister and we initially agreed to order different items to taste, but as soon as I ordered this, she changed her mind and ordered the same thing. She always does that to me! Oh well, I’ll just have to keep going back to try new dishes.
I got a craving for cinnamon after seeing some awesome dessert recipes this week and The Art of Food just happened to have a raw cinnamon roll for dessert.
Oh wow, it was great and the perfect size, nothing like the gluttonous Cinnabons purposely stinking up airport food courts all over the US. This was a moist, dense, nut-based cookie with a sweet cinnamon swirl going to the center with large raisins and a sweet, melt-in-your-mouth nut-based icing that I will be going back for! And trying to recreate this masterpiece with the growing nut pulp stash in my freezer.
What was more amazing about this meal was how I felt after – great! Not bloated or weighed down, but perfectly satisfied and energized for the hours of shopping that followed. I was a bit worried that new food may not have agreed with me, but this was the exact opposite and I felt great. It did not agree with my sister as well, but she’s still adapting to more raw foods. Overall, this was an awesome dining experience and I’m looking forward to a trip to one of the Cafe Gratitude locations in the near future as well as many visits back to support this place … even though it’s a bit of a drive for me.