Saturday, September 26, 2009
Desert Rose Restaurant in Los Feliz
This my friends, is a beautiful portobello and vegan cheese panini that I had at lunch today. I visited my dear friend B who just moved to the Los Feliz area. We decided to have lunch nearby at Desert Rose. Pretty place on the corner of Hillhurst and Prospect with a lovely outdoor patio shaded by a multitude of umbrellas. Good thing for them because even at 10:30 when we arrived, it was already getting very hot! This place is great because not only does it have a full brunch, lunch and dinner menu for your omni friends and family, they have a separate vegan menu with dishes ranging from appetizers, salads, pizza and sandwiches. They don't have a vegan brunch or much of a dinner selection unfortunately but hopefully that'll change in the future! I was quite happy with the selections I was offered this morning. My panini was so freaking delicious! The portobello was beautifully seasoned accompanied by melty vegan cheese (I believe it was Daiya) and some kind of sun dried tomato relish or pesto. The sandwich was served with crispy fries and mixed greens. Yum! I was so overwhelmed by it all that I could only eat half of it. I saved the rest for later. Can't wait to try this place again. Would like to try their pizza and the garbanzo and edamame salad which looked really good too.