The Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge starts tomorrow and runs through October 31st. As I mentioned in a previous blog post (http://sacramentovegan.blogspot.com/2011/09/sacramento-vegan-chef-challenge.html), several local restaurants have agreed to offer specially-created vegan items on their dinner menus during the month of October. People who order these dishes will be asked to vote for their favorites online at the California Vegan Restaurants website.
The ten participating restaurants are:
Tower Bridge Bistro
58 Degrees & Holding Co.
Bombay Bar & Grill
Aioli Bodega Espanola
Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe
The Broiler Steakhouse will not be participating as previously reported, but they do offer a vegan entree on their lunch and dinner menus (http://sacramentovegan.blogspot.com/2011/08/broiler-steakhouse-really.html).
The California Vegan Restaurants website includes information about several of the chefs who will be involved in this competition, as well as the menu items they are planning to present. I can't wait to try the Smoked Tofu in the Style of Korean BBQ at 58 Degrees & Holding Co., the Buckwheat Blinis with Raspberry Coulis and Chocolate Dipping Sauce at the Tower Bridge Bistro, and the Barley Risotto with Smoked Sweet Potato at Capitol Garage, among other fabulous vegan treats. I'll be visiting all ten restaurants this month and writing about them on this website, so stay tuned!
More information is available at http://www.californiaveganrestaurants.com/ and on the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2011 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=147427958684028.