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Blossom, Chelsea

Blossom Chelsea, New York City

My high school bestie, Cassie, was recently in town for a couple days. She had a lot going on during this short visit, but we managed to squeeze in a girls dinner at Blossom Chelsea to celebrate her 30th birthday! I gave Cassie a list of restaurants to choose from and she picked Blossom Chelsea. We went to Blossom on Carmine last time she visited, but menu varies slightly at each location. Organic, vegan, and delicious!

We started with the Chef’s Sampler for Two ($23). There are six different appetizers: seaweed caviar canapės, seitan empandas, vegetable filled phyllo purses, buffalo risotto croquettes, fried pickles, and the raw zucchini rolatini. I’ve had the croquettes and fried pickles before. They were pretty tasty, but were probably the least unique and interesting to me. The brut cava we ordered was perfect with the sampler, especially the heavier, fried items.

Chef's Sampler for Two, Blossom Chelsea

I’ve also had the canapės before and really enjoyed them once again. They’re topped with seaweed caviar, cashew and pine nut cheese, sliced cucumber, sliced golden beet, and dill. The raw zucchini rolatini was very refreshing and oh so creamy. The rolatini is filled with basil cashew cheese, chive oil, sesame sunflower sprouts, and avocado.

We also shared the Beet Carpaccio ($12), which had thinly sliced red and golden beets, fennel, pecans, nut cheese, and greens. For our entree, we shared the Rigatoni in Porcini Cream ($20), which turned out to be A LOT of food. The pasta was, unfortunately, a bit overcooked, but the sauce was amazing. Porcini mushrooms, shallots, leeks, broccoli rabe, pistachio gremolata and truffle oil. Creamy and indulgent… it’s easy to forget that it’s vegan. Bonus: it’s soy free!

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    Rebecca
    May 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    What a cool restaurant and the perfect place to celebrate! The food looks amazing and so unique!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

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      wazwu
      May 12, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thanks for stopping! :) And yes, it was the perfect place to celebrate. I think I might even have my birthday there later this year.

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    Mitzie Mee
    May 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I’m a sucker for small, bite-sized food. Looks so cute and yet so edible:)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 12, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Yah! I always love a good bite-sized treat. More food needs to be served like this!

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    Mrs C
    May 12, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Happy Birthday to Cassie! Must be great to meet up with a good old friend from school! I met mine last November on a planned trip to Amsterdam and it was a dream!

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      wazwu
      May 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

      That sounds great! How was the weather in Amsterdam in November? Do hotels and travel get cheaper then? I’ve been only to Amsterdam once, but that in the summer.

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        Mrs C
        May 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

        Weather was freezing but I think we laughed so much talking about old days, it warmed us up!

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    Delicious Peace of Mind
    May 12, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Cashew and pine nut cheese? I need that now! :)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 12, 2015 at 9:27 am

      I knew you would really like that cheese! ;)

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