Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Four Seasons

Hello!  I hope all of  you had a great summer and are enjoying this transition into fall. To me fall means nice cool weather, Halloween, my birthday, and great fall foods!  I spent last weekend enjoying the last bit of summer.  I visited my boyfriend, Ben, and we had a great time going to the Eagles pre-season game, and having lots of fun at Dave&Buster's!  We also celebrated His grandma's 80th birthday at the Fountain Restaurant in the Four Seasons.  The Fountain is a very fancy and upscale restaurant which usually means no vegetarian options.  They offer foods like rabbit and bison. I have been to a couple fancy places with Ben and his family for various occasions and almost always end up with a problem finding food.  Here are a few tips for vegetarians looking to dine out at fancy restaurants:

1. Check out the menu online a head of time.  This will give you the heads up of the kinds of foods they have.  At the Fountain they have pasta on the children's menu, but not on the regular menu, so pasta can always be a good option

2. Keep the waitstaff informed.  When I was handed the menu I didn't even look at it.  I just told the waiter that I do not eat any meat, and then he listed all the vegetarian options that they had.  I thought It was strange that they had a few dishes that they make regularly that they didn't put on the menu, from salads, to vegetarian options, to even some meat dinners!

3.  Always ask.  This isn't just your local place to eat, fancy restaurants are fancy for a reason, they will do anything they can to keep you happy!  If you just ask them to make you something special I'm sure they will, and I'm sure it will taste amazing!

What I ate after the page break:

For my appetizer I opted for a simple greens salad with a vinaigrette.  Surprisingly, of all the meat options on the menu, Ben's dad also got the greens salad!  After the appetizer a pallet cleanser was given to everyone which was a little piece of bread and a fish cream on top so I skipped it and gave it to Ben.  His little cousin got a tiny square of peanut butter and jelly, I was very jealous.  The vegetarian main course was a veggie cous cous topped with beats!

This was followed by a dessert pallet cleanser.  This time it was an almond cake with caramelized almonds.  I ate every bit of it!  

I also got a delicious chrysanthemum and mint tea, so good! 

For dessert I got the chocolate souffle.  It was so rich and chocolaty! Ben got a chocolate cake topped with gold!


Chocolate cake

Yes that is ACTUAL gold! 

All the food was pretty good and amazingly pretty!  I was able to get good vegetarian options while everyone else enjoyed their meat. And of course I had an amazing selection of desserts!

Eating at fancy restaurants can more difficult for a vegetarian at times, but hopefully following my tips will make is easier for the next time you find yourself dining out at a special occasions!

Bye from the veggie side!


  1. Those are fantastic tips! I never would've thought to just ask the waiter what's available instead of looking at the menu and then asking. Those desserts look so delicious!

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