Monday, October 6, 2014

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 -- Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

My husband Phil and I had dinner Saturday night at the already vegan-friendly Fahrenheit 250 BBQ. Since this restaurant just opened several months ago, this is its first time participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.

I told the server I wanted one of everything on the Challenge menu. The first item was a Wedge Salad, two crisp wedges of iceberg lettuce with a "blue cheese" dressing made from silken tofu, then topped with cherry tomato halves and "bacon" made from roasted coconut. The dressing was excellent, with a texture and flavor very much like the real thing. I thoroughly enjoyed this salad.

The main course was Smoked Avocado Pesto, angel hair pasta in a sauce of smoked avocado, pine nuts, basil, and olive oil, tossed with chanterelle mushrooms. Very tasty!

The final course was the wonderful Quinoa and Coconut Parfait. Puffed quinoa, fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries were served in a glass that was filled the rest of the way with whipped coconut milk. The crunch from the puffed quinoa added interest to what was already a creative and delicious dessert.

Fahrenheit 250 BBQ is located at 7042 Folsom Boulevard, and their phone number is 916-476-4508. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m. The Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu is available for both lunch and dinner.

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