Eating to Live on the Outside: Millennium

Happy Saturday, hopefully you slept in. If you did and you woke up hungry, perfect timing! Today Eating to Live on the Outside is off to San Francisco, California and chowing down at Millennium, a healthy vegetarian restaurant serving environmentally friendly foods.

Okay, I’m not really going to California. In fact, I’m enjoying my break from blogging. I actually wrote this on Wednesday and just pretended it is Saturday. So, since we’re playing make believe, let’s assume I’m REALLY at Millennium. In that case, here’s a list of things I might order:

Ruby Grapefruit & Endive Salad

  • Ginger pickled onions, sweet & spicy toasted cashews, rosehip-beet vinaigrette, ruby grapefruit, endive and toasted pumpkin seed oil. Dr. Fuhrman’s not a big fan of grapefruit. But if I eat grapefruit once a year it’s a lot. So I’m okay with it. As for the pumpkin seed oil, I’d order that on the side.

Romaine Salad

  • Julienne carrots, Romaine lettuce, toasted croutons and Caesar vinaigrette. Looks good, but I’d ditch the croutons and get the dressing on the side again.

Wilted Bloomsdale Spinach & Dandelion Green Salad

  • Green tea-miso glazed tofu, spinach, dandelions, orange-ginger tamari vinaigrette, burdock-hijiki kimpura and kumquats. I love dandelion greens and spinach and the exotic stuff sounds very cool.

Grilled Asparagus Salad

  • Little gem lettuce, asparagus, creamy pink peppercorn "ranch", sun dried tomato relish and crisp spring garlic chips. I’m not sure what garlic chips are but I’d give them a whirl.

Black Bean Torte

  • Whole wheat tortilla, caramelized plantains, smoky black bean puree, pumpkin-habanero salsa verde, cashew sour cream and strawberry-jicama salsa. I’d try it, but I’m pretty sure I would regret the habanero salsa later that evening. Ouch!

Charmoula Grilled Portobello Mushroom

  • Saffron scented borlotti bean, Portobello mushroom, fava green, root vegetable tajine, pistachio, mint, bulgar salad, Meyer lemon and dried apricot vinaigrette. Sounds great, all sorts of tasty things!

Seared Emerald Rice Cake

  • Indonesian red coconut curry, winter root vegetables, lemongrass tofu, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, pineapple sambal and toasted peanuts. I like this too, I can deal with the rice.

Wow! I got to be honest. I was barely smart enough to decipher Millennium’s menu. Thank goodness for Wikipedia. Okay, back to business. If I was eating at Millennium, I’d probably order the Charmoula Grilled Portobello Mushroom or the Grilled Asparagus Salad, but I like the mushroom best.

Sure, it was a little tough to get through the menu but I think Millennium is cool. You’d certainly find something decent to eat. Maybe you like what I picked maybe you’d order something different. Either way, flip through Millennium's menu and let me know what catches your eye. Peace.

Image credit: Millennium

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Julian - April 11, 2009 2:13 PM

The couple times I ate at Millenium everything was so loaded with salt I had to send things back -- I literally could not taste anything but salt. This was several years ago, so maybe things have improved.

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