My First Meal in a Vegetarian Restaurant
Well as a meat eater it may be somewhat understandable that I am not a frequent customer of vegan / vegetarian restaurants. Although having now been an obvious question is “Why not?”
Having come away for my reiki course and away from my own food at home I acted on a recommendation from a friend. This landed me with a table for one at Zoukinis Restaurant in Westbourne. Having phoned ahead I was already aware they would be able to cater to my specific dietary requirements.
From entering the restaurant I was greeted warmly and felt comfortable immediately. I was the only patron yet the place did not feel empty. Kelly was extremely friendly and we talked freely whilst I chose my food selection, opting for the Spicy Parsnip Soup followed by the Nutroast.
I was perhaps a little more skeptical than I needed to be. The food was well prepared and full of wonderful flavour, alas I could not finish the main course!
Having been beaten I was in no hurry to consider dessert and opted for a light dairy free panacotta with mango sorbet and raspberry coulis. This absolutely hit the spot and the sorbet was amazing, Kelly mentioned they also have a pineapple one so I will hope to sample that on a future visit.
The best way I can sum up my visit was that it felt like I had been invited into someone’s home and fed a very tasty, lovingly prepared meal. I will certainly be visiting again and would highly recommend Zoukinis.