Anyways, after being star-struck, my friend Sarah and I were seated at an outside table. The whole restaurant is open, but we didn't want to sit under the covered part. I wanted the better lighting for photos.
To start, we ordered a couple microbrew rootbeers and appetizers. I had fried hearts of palm with a remoulade sauce, which the waitress said was similar to crab cakes. I've never had a crab cake so I had to try it. It was so tasty! Sarah ordered an avocado-based gazpacho, which had an unusual taste to it. Perhaps from the mushrooms? She didn't finish it.
For our entrees, I ordered the quinoa and root loaf with a porcini gravy, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, and asparagus, whereas Sarah ordered the tomato flax sandwich from the raw menu. You can't see the dehydrated flax-onion bread for the sandwich, but it is there.
For dessert, we split a piece of peanut butter cheesecake. We asked for Disaronno cheesecake, but we're certain we received a peanut butter cheesecake. There was no hint of almond, but instead a hint of peanut butter taste. This cheesecake is tofu-based, which made it much tastier than just using a ton of soy cream cheese.
I have to admit that I ordered a side of mac and cheese, which happened to be gluten-free. I've never tried gluten-free pasta, probably for the best since the texture was gross. I was expecting a nutritional yeast sauce, but this was just covered in Daiya. Not worth the couple bucks, but I have to try vegan mac and cheese at every place I go that offers it.
Overall, Darbster was great and I'd like to return to try more dishes! :)