Eating lunch at The Wild Cow was totally for my husband. He's vegan and I'm more carnivore than anything - I eat high-protein/low-carb. Mr & Mrs Sprat. The idea, the concept of The Wild Cow is a great one. However, the execution is lacking. The service was excellent. We were greeted politely and seated immediately. Ashley, our server, was attentive and pleasant, going above and beyond to get more info from us about a dish and talking to the chef about it.
We shared the spinach artichoke dip. It was a bit watery, which is understandable if you're using tinned artichokes and/or frozen spinach. I suspect they were. It was also somewhat flat. The texture was a bit too smooth, like it had been in the food processor too long. I like mine chunkier.
I ordered the create your own side plate with lentil stew, hummus, and the soup of the day: French onion with croutons. The lentil stew was hearty, thick, and quite good. The hummus was very grainy and bland. I couldn't taste tahini and it needed lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic. And salt. It was also just out of the fridge cold. I prefer mine room temperature or slightly cool. The french onion soup was truly awful. The broth tasted thin - no depth at all - and of raw onions. The onions looked like they'd been boiled in the stock without being caramelized first and some pieces were still opaque. The server reported to the chef and he said he caramelized the onions. He also said he added nutritional yeast to the broth. It would have added flavor but I couldn't detect it.
John had the Far Eastland Bowl. The kale was tender without being overcooked, the grilled tofu was chewy and firm with a good flavor. The peanut sauce was outstanding. The carrot/daikon salad on top was very wet and lacked flavor. The brown rice was underseasoned, overcooked, and detracted from the dish.
Overall, The Wild Cow was a flaming disappointment. We won't go back.
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