I had not been in Ithaca much since we moved away. Here I am. Much has changed but Moosewood survives. It is not the serious and joyful Molly Katzen place It is now a sleek commercial restaurant with a bar
I am having lunch here now Service is pleasant if haphazard. Began with a cup of seafood soup (the is not strictly vegetarian, never was.). It is OK, tomato based, lots of veggies and bits of shrimp. It really is a sibling of Manhattan clam.chowder but with too much sage. Main plate was a salad: mixed greens, four thin pear slices, four grape tomatoes,,a crumble of blue cheese, and a very good green dressing (just the right amount.). Good if a bit small. Dessert is carrot cake. Here it comes. It is very good: moist, crumbly, very tasteful with nuts and some fruit inside. Cream cheese frosting. I have been drinking their ginger tea; it is really a lemonade. They are serious about the environment; the straw is made of a kind of cardboard.
Will I come again? Yes. Can I recommend it? Yes, but do not expect to find a sixties scene. Bill just came; just under $20. Not bad at all.
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