Did you know that October is the month that represents the symbol of vegetarian food? The yearly kick-off of the Vegetarian Awareness Month has started on 1 October 2016 and ended on 1 November 2016. For a month long they paid attention to the advantages of vegetarianism with the goal for creating a better world. With this you can think of the health of a human, countless animals that are saved and limiting CO2-emissions and global warming.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam is responded to the Vegetarian Awareness Month. They are known for their world famous and delicious burgers, but for this special month, they changed course, by showing that they also serve tasty vegetarian meals.
Feasting on the vegetarian menu
I’m not a vegetarian, but I don’t avoid vegetarian food, because I’m namely fond of vegetables and fish. I’m already familiar with the concept of Hard Rock Café and I’ve already been to more branches among other things in Barcelona, Bali and Tenerife, but not yet in Amsterdam. When I heard that Hard Rock Café had a temporary vegetarian menu, I was pretty curious. So I went last week with Danielle from TwoArticals to Amsterdam and we had feasted on the vegetarian menu: www.facebook.com/hardrockcafeamsterdam/
The staff received us friendly at the entrance. We could get a table for 2 people, but after 10 minutes we went to sit somewhere else, because of the red light. To make good photos, you do need good light. Once we sat down, we ordered cocktails and main courses.
My main course + cocktail
As a main course I’ve chosen for a grilled ratatouille wrap – grilled vegetables with Sriracha mayonnaise, olive oil and arugula. It was served in a spiced tortilla with salad. Added some honey mustard dressing to the salad and yummy in my tummy. This main course was delicious! The wraps could be less spicy, but the combination with the vegetables was perfect! The salad tasted refreshing, though!
For the main course I ordered the Very Veggie ‘Tini – fresh cucumber, red onion, mint and lemon juice mixed with Greek yoghurt and Tito’s homemade vodka. Personally I don’t like this alcoholic drink that much, because of the predominant flavor of the onion, Greek yogurt and vodka. Perhaps you like it. If you don’t like an alcoholic drink, you can always choose for a non-alcoholic cocktail.
The dish of my friend also looked delicious! She ordered a cauliflower burger – a homemade burger made of cauliflower, garlic, egg, goat cheese, oregano and bread-crumbs. It was garnished with zucchini, pumpkin, Montery Jack cheese, rucola, tomato and aioli. It was served on a roasted brioche bread and she had a non-alcoholic cocktail Wascally Wabbit – a mix of carrot juice, apple juice, orange juice, ginger and orgeat syrup. Served with a mint twig. She found it not bad as a substitute for a meat burger! She found her drink delicious as well! They’ve done the combination greatly in that respect.
Are you also curious and does reading this makes you already mouth watering? Then you can still feast on, because the veggie menu is till November the 13th available at the Hard Rock Café in Amsterdam.