After we left the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, we went into downtown Ithaca to lunch at the world famous Moosewood Restaurant.. The Moosewood was named one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th Century by Bon Appetit magazine and has been a real icon for vegetarian eating and cooking since the 1970s when it opened. I have been to Ithaca many times, but this was the first time to make it to the Moosewood.
I started my lunch with a grapefruit-basil martini.
Grapefruit juice, vodka and a muddled basil leaf. It was very refreshing and will be recreated at home! I also got some ideas for other herbs, like…maybe rosemary? Definitely some testing to do!
For lunch I has pastitsio which is a greek pasta dish. I have had it served as a lasagna type dish, but at the Moosewood it came as a casserole. It was very rich and tasty with lentils standing in for the traditional lamb. I could only eat half!
I definitely saved room for dessert which was such a luscious summery treat with a really dense moist piece of pound cake served with juicy, ripe peaches and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Oh was that good!
All in all, it was a wonderful foodie field trip in Ithaca with some great friends!