Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Terre a Terre

As I mentioned in my previous post I had a friend come to stay with me this week all the way from New York City. I used her trip as an excuse to do lots of eating out. As she's also a vegan and a PPKer we had a meet up with 4 other internet friends & food blogger The Messy Vegetarian Cook. We decided to splash out and go for lunch at Brighton's fanciest vegetarian restaurant Terre a Terre.

I've been wanting to visit Terre a Terre for ages so I decided to go crazy and have three courses. To start I ordered the Skordalia and Sesame Discos (£10.50). Aubergine rounds coated with sumac and sesame served with a herb salad, radishes, salted grapes and balsamic pomegranate.


Whilst I enjoyed the salted grapes, radishes, aubergine and the sauce the meal was plated upon, I just wasn't so into the herb salad.

For my main I went with the Smoked Sakuri Soba (£10.95). Chilled soba noodles with raw vegetable spaghetti served with smoked tofu, pomegranate beads and wasabi cashews.


I enjoyed this course way more than the starter, I loved the raw spaghetti and the tofu was smoked beautifully. I even liked the wasabi cashews which was a big surprise given that I normally hate wasabi.

I was most excited about the dessert and the main reason I ordered from the expensive a la carte menu rather than the frugal foodie menu was that I had to try the Rain Vodka Cherry Chocolate Churros (£7.70).


These delicious donut straws certainly lived up to expectations. I was amazed the chocolate pot was vegan as it wasn't at all bitter and the rain vodka sozzled cherries, whilst a bit much at lunch time, were pretty awesome especially when covered in the chocolate dipping sauce.

I really enjoyed dining at Terre a Terre and whilst I'd recommend that all vegans, vegetarians and omnivores try their food at least once I think it's a little too classy for me! I'm sure I will head back there one day but I think there's better value for money to be had dining out in Brighton. For dinner that night we went to one of my favorite restaurants Pompoko for huge bowls of delicious Japanese food, at £4.20 a bowl that's my kinda place.

13 comments:

  1. Mmm... I remember you talking about those delicious bowls but it's good to be all fancy shmancy once in awhile! Good for you for treating yourself! NOM!!!

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  2. I'm excited to have stumbled upon your blog! (Thanks to Panda With Cookie.) My fiance and I live in NYC, and we're hoping to eventually have a honeymoon in London and Brighton. I've done tons of research on where to eat, but clearly your blog will give me way more info than I could find elsewhere... totally rad.

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  3. awesome... and smoked tofu is always tasty. those vodka choco-cherry-churros look like the shit!

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  4. Fancy! The entree looks delicious and is presented beautifully, but it made me wonder if it even filled you up! If not, that dessert makes up for it! Wowza.

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  5. Oh, so fancy! I'm drooling over these plates... I've actually never had such a meal in a restuarant. There should be more vegan-friendly places like this!

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  6. Sounds like a good time, and the food looks really good. I don't eat out often, but at places like that I find reasons to spend a little more and try new things - the churros look worth the expense.

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  7. I love Terre a Terre! Yum yum yum. Glad you got the donut cherry dessert, its the BEST!x

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  8. Oooh, everything looks awesome, but especially the dessert! Chocolate and cherries are my absolute favorite. Yum!

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  9. The dessert looks good! I doubt I'd eat somewhere like that because it seems a little too fancy pants for me, but something new to try at least.

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  10. Fancy! All the food sounds great (especially the dessert!), but I'm such a piggie that I'd be sad if I paid that much for food and got such small portions. That's why I can never go to fancy restaurants...well, that and the fact that I don't have any money. :-)

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  11. Classy food sounds really great! Everything looks delicious and extravagant, I am glad you enjoyed the time with your friend.

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  12. i love churros! but i will never make them again - i'm just not strong enough to pipe that bastard dough out of the bag!

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  13. Oh man, can I visit & we can go there?! Rain Vodka Cherry Chocolate Churros?!

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