While we were in Santa Barbara visiting a couple of friends (and the Southern California sunshine) we stopped in for a couple of visits to Adama, a vegan comfort food restaurant.
Our first visit was at dinnertime, Jef forgot his camera and we had to eat dinner sans photos. It was amazing though, AMAZING: Lasagna with cashew cheese and butternut squash layered with roasted vegetables, topped with the tastiest marinara sauce god ever gave this green earth. Mole Enchiladas with cashew cream, beans and quinoa. Dessert was a slice of the most decadent chocolate cake and another slice of some scrumptious carrot cake. NOMNOMNOM.
Dinner was too good, so we ventured back for brunch. Fortunately, evidence was documented before the meal was consumed.
French toast with caramelized apples and real maple syrup. Very sweet. We balanced it with a side of home fries and an order of Seitan Rancheros (pronounced SATAN (seriously)). Here at the bear and the blackberry, we split dishes when we go out (twice the taste), we ate dessertbreakfast first, then moved to the potatoes and finished with the rancheros for a filling feast of formidable flavor.
If Adama was delicious, it was also rad. The layout was inspiring, each table was more like a booth; private, secluded, almost like a miniature room. Kitchen noise was absent, you could maybe hear your neighbors if you really wanted to, but who does? Not us.
We left feeling inspired, satiated, and happy.. twice! If ever in Santa Barbara, we highly recommend Adama. GO THERE NOW. WORSHIP SEITAN.