OUR COUNTRY’S LONG DARK NIGHTMARE
HAS FINALLY COME TO AN END…
Brave citizens, THE TIRAMISU HAS RETURNED!
STOP. THE. PRESSES!
Bloggers have touted its’ status as “The King of Desserts.” Food critics have waxed poetic, enchanted and enthralled by its creamy richness. Regular folk have been fooled. Vegans have wept. Ah, the poor, poor vegans…
When SEED Restaurant Chef Eric Lechasseur opened Melrose Avenue’s veggie friendly M Café several years ago, he arrived with a new vegan recipe for a beloved, dairy laden dessert presentation – Tiramisu. From day one, the rich dessert would vanish from the shelves, often leaving late comers and regulars begging for a “Tiramisu Reservation Service.” Unfortunately, that service proved elusive.
Blogger quarry girl then wrote “…the cheese and egg-filled dessert…comes in a cup and is kind of parfait-style with the lady fingers mashed up, i can tell you it is extremely delicious and authentic. right down to the espresso infused cream mixture and the cocoa sprinkles on top, it tastes just as good as the original. they perfectly mimicked the texture of something made with eggs and creamy mascarpone, all mixed up with chocolate, coffee and cookies. if you, like me, have been missing tiramisu…no need to look any further.”
Unfortunately, vegans were doomed to look further. Upon departing to open the his own SEED Restaurant in Venice, CA, Chef Eric decided not to recreate any of the old dishes. Indeed, Hearts sank. The vegan community entered a winter of dessert discontent.
Can you say “MISTAKE?” “BLUNDER?” “GAFFE?”
Regulars ranted. Friends begged. Mothers dropped celebrity names within earshot of innocent children. Bloggers typed thousands of words expressing anger, frustration and futility. Clearly, the gods were not smiling. And sadly, neither were the vegans, the veggies, or the macro’s.
From the FRONT PAGE of the Los Angeles Times’ Food Section, writer Betty Hallock teased and tormented, “Lechasseur (the pastry chef who dreamed up the desserts at M before opening SEED Kitchen)…including a dessert case filled with layered chocolate cake, tiramisu and strawberry cupcakes topped with a pink swirl of tofu butter cream…” The agony of it all!! The anguish!! How much could one community possibly endure?
Alas, due to overwhelming public sentiment and repeated pleas from the authorities, the moment that dessert lovers have long dreamt HAS FINALLY ARRIVED:
Extra! Extra! THE TIRAMISU HAS RETURNED!!!
Within hours of its’ unannounced return to the menu, blogger Eco Vegan Gal discovered it amongst SEED’S dessert-filled case, writing “I went to SEED for the first time in weeks…I tried Eric’s new Tiramisu and it was fabulous. Not only is it vegan, but it’s gluten-free as well…It’s a perfect size, too, especially since all the meals there are very filling.”
Vegans throughout Southern California have breathed a collective sigh of relief, dreams have been realized, and prayers have been answered. Ladies and gentlemen, TIRAMISU IS NOW AVAILABLE AT SEED RESTAURANT…that is, while supplies last… (ouch)
SEED Restaurant is located at 1604 Pacific Ave | Venice, CA | 90291
www.SeedKitchen.com | 310.396.1604