Friday, February 09, 2007
Is Table as good as Tabla? Dad and I had an early dinner at the newly renamed Table Cafe in Larkspur. Has to be early there as it closes at 7 p.m. A New York restaurant also named Tabla challenged the name on this local place, and so with a quick switch of a vowel, it has become Table Cafe. I have been here any number of times, and mentioned it in this blog on June 24, 2005, and reviewed it quickly with photo on September 10, 2005, so I thought it high time for an update. Table Cafe also serves brunch on Saturdays for those who enjoy the weekend brunch scene. It also has a couple take-out options available each day too. The menu is seasonal and very fresh. Table Cafe uses only organic foods, and its produce is all organic local and sustainably grown. Good for you and good for the planet.
Dad had carrot apple and ginger juice with his Butternut Squash-Orange soup with mint garnish. What an antioxidant boost! And he said it was delicious.
I started with a ginger spritzer with lemonade and tried the White Bean and Sage Soup with cabbage and carrots. That was delicious as well.
Dad was startled by the size of the dosai that was set in front of him!
Dad's dosai was the Roasted Turkey Breast with avocado and balsalmic roasted onions and arugula. He chose the pear chutney on the side. He enjoyed it, but couldn't finish it as it was quite a bit of food.
I tried a special off the blackboard - Crab Dosa. It consisted of fresh Dungeness, cilantro aoli and mizuna greens. The crab was so fresh and light and blended well with the other ingredients. I had avocado chutney on the side.
Not being able to eat any more, but not wanting to pass up their previously experienced dense Scharffen Berger chocolate brownies, we took a couple to go and enjoy with a movie later on. Yes, Table is as good as Tabla, and still a wonderful place for a casual, yet gourmet food experience.