What Vegans Eat – Day 1697: travel edition – Santa Clara and Los Gatos, California


First Meal: It’s our last day in the Bay Area before heading home tomorrow. We are going to make the most of it. After our walk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail we took ourselves to the Crepes Bistro. I wanted Tofu Scramble and they make a great one here.

The dish comes with soup or salad and I chose the Borscht. I love borscht and this one was really good with vegan Sour Cream.

Gary wanted pancakes so he chose the Buckwheat Crepe with Bananas and Chocolate Sauce.

Second Meal: The party continues. We walked to Los Gatos in the late afternoon and the plan was to spend the evening there and walk back to Monte Sereno where we are staying when we were done. We did a little shopping and then decided to try The Palms. Their menu displayed one vegan appetizer and three vegan main dishes. It was a gorgeous evening and it was so inviting to dine outside on the front lawn of the restaurant. We waited awhile until a table was ready for us. It was worth the wait. The ambiance required wine. I ordered a glass of Malbec and Gary had a Hefe Weissbeer.

We got the vegan appetizer, a Red Pepper Hummus with Taro Chips. It was very flavorful although a bit thin and runny for hummus.

Tofu Stir Fry, a Thai Pepper Vegetable Stir Fry with Mongolian glaze, Jasmine Rice, Micro Cilantro

Gary loved the udon noodle dish he had at Cha Ya in San Francisco yesterday and was happy to have another udon noodle dish tonight. He ordered the Tofu Noodle Sauté with Sautéed Carrots, Maui Onions, Snow Peas, Cremini Mushrooms, Lipstick Peppers, Peppered Miso Ginger Broth, Udon Noodles and Micro Cilantro.

Drinks: Did I say it was a beautiful night? After dinner we walked over to the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company for some live music featuring a fine band of Baby Boomers catering to a Baby Boomer audience. Gary had another beer and I went with Tea and Soy Milk. His friend Ted stopped in and joined us. It was a nice way to wrap up our week here before flying home.


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