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 Post subject: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:55 pm 
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http://www.4coursevegan.com/ (underground vegan dining in Williamsburg)

Whenever I have extra money (at this point, never) I'd love to try it. I'm insanely curious.

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Take me with you! It looks amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:21 pm 
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Yup. One of my friends and I went with a PPKer and partner. We ended up with five courses and they were all really good. It was a nice combination of cooked and raw foods, and even though the portions seemed small, we were all comfortably full by the end (I think the dessert was the heaviest course). It's fun to kind of feel like you're having an adventure to get there, since it's not just a storefront. The dining space itself is three communal tables, but we didn't really speak with anyone outside of our group (I'm not the most social of people). It's also kind of neat that you can see into the kitchen. And I'm jealous of all the dehydrators. If I remember correctly, he also had some homemade snacks on hand for sale.

I'd definitely go again as a special occasion type thing, but would be more likely to go if he did one of those nights where he gave a percentage of his profits to charity (that's how I always justify food I can't really afford).


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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Una wrote:
Take me with you! It looks amazing.


I think you're onto something here. I'm sensing a PPK gathering plan in our hopefully not-so-distant future... although, we need to find a dining benefactor to throw money at us so we can stuff our face holes.

I still have yet to stumble upon anyone from the PPK, let alone anyone who recognizes my PPK shirt. The only time someone said something about my shirt was when I was picking up the last of my shiitake from Florida. That was just weird.

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
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SeitanSaidDance wrote:
(that's how I always justify food I can't really afford).


I like the way you think. I frequently use bizarro backwards logic to justify the things I do, like, since I'm vegan, it's totally fine that I drink 5+ cups of coffee every day and smoke... I have to do -something- that's not good for me. Hush.

Right now there isn't any expensive dining in my future, but I'm hoping I'll be able to get back out there in the next few months. It's at the point where I'm selling all of my good stuff to Beacons and Buffalo... *tears*

The food porn on their site makes me want it even more. It's good to know that it's actually delicious!

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:54 pm 
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I've done it a few times and it's been out of this world good! The only minor problem is that the desserts aren't stellar (they're ok), but all of the other courses are. I highly recommend it!

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Oh, lawd... ! Yum.

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:31 pm 
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I've never been to a 4 Course Vegan dinner because, as everyone else said, it's crazy expensive. I have been to some other dinners that are what I would imagine to be similar. I'm curious to know whether 4CV is better but that's a tough answer to get in a forum.

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Course Vegan -- Has anyone done this?
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I've been twice. Given the quality and complexity of each course, the experience (love love love connecting with strangers at communal tables, sharing beverages we brought and sighs of appreciation over the food), Chef Matteo's honesty and passion, forty dollars is a bargain in my opinion.

It felt like an insane splurge and waste of money each time I RSVPed, but upon taking the first bite of the amuse bouche (and later considering the cost of a two-course meal at Pure Food and Wine), all thoughts of cost completely dissipated. I say, go! Don't buy drinks at bars and coffee shops, or lunch or dinner out for a week in advance, and it evens out.


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