Candle 79 vegan restaurant NYC closing in 2020!

When you go organic & vegan, most people think you eat the most boring foods. WRONG! Candle 79 (and its sister restaurants Candle Cafe and Candle Cafe West) show that vegan food can be inspiring, warming and delicious! A great restaurant in New York City especially if you love original vegan food!

UPDATE: Candle 79 will shut its doors forever on January 1st 2020 due to real estate issues. So you have to hurry to enjoy some lovely foods for the upcoming Holidays! Check out what I like about it below!

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Romantic vibes

Candle 79 is a romantic restaurant with nice low lights and candles (the name says it all)  located in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood, and serves high-end vegan cooked foods since 2003. They have a great selection for raw foodies too, but most of it is true home cooked meals brought to another level by owners Joy & Bart. They have been rated #1 vegetarian restaurant by Zagat twice and everyone who loves vegetarian food raves about this place. They bring food from the farm to your table without harming anyone and any animal, only healthy food in a holistic way.

The menu has many options to choose from

When I get here, I never know what to choose, their regular menu already has too many options that make my mouth water, but they also have a few daily specials. What I love here the most is that they are the best at preparing seitan, and all their seitan dished are amazing. (Notice: NOT Gluten-free!) The World Famous Seitan Piccata is one of my favorites, as well as all their dishes with roasted fall vegetables and mashed vegetables. Every dish has many flavors on one plate and that's why this is one of my favorite restaurants in the World. Candle 79 has many homemade original cocktails, with organic alcohol or virgin ones. the coconut and ginger blend is great, as well as the rosemary infused sparkling pear juice.

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Seitan entrée with fingerling potatoes, onions, butternut squash, apple & more.
Candle 79 -3Tempeh Entrée with string beans, brussels sprouts, fennel salad, mole, mashed pumpkin

Candle 79 - 4Dessert special: soy vanilla ice-cream, candied figs, almonds & sauce.

Our favorites at this restaurant

  • Anything with their seitan : it's amazing! Like Seitan chimichurri, or seitan piccata with lemon caper sauce.
  • Avocado tartare with kale chips
  • Their ravioli or any other pasta
  • Dishes with any of the following: garlic mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash, mashed pumpkin, roasted brussels sprouts, porcini mushroom sauce, marinara sauce, grilled tempeh, grilled seitan.
  • Seitan piccata
  • Their daily specials
  • Any of their virgin cocktails  or "Smooth sippers" as they call them.
  • Also, even if you never take desserts: Candle 79 makes desserts so good you can't believe it is vegan!

 

Cookbooks

They also have great cookbooks!

I love to make their seitan piccata lemon caper sauce from this cookbook (Click on picture for more information and/or purchase)

 

And they also have a great vegan Holiday cookbook! (Click on picture for more information and/or purchase)

Address

Candle 79

154 E 79 street

(between Lexington & 3rd)

Or try their other 2 cafes in NYC!

Love, Lonneke

First published on November 28th 2013, updated in 2019


Aire de Bardenas

I am so lucky with the places that my modeling jobs have taken me to! I am taking you on a trip down memory lane for Organice Your Life®. This time: Aire De Bardenas in Tudela, Navarra, Spain.

Hotel Aire de Bardenas

I stayed at this amazing place in Tudela, Navarra, Spain called "Hotel Aire de Bardenas" once for a photoshoot of a few days for a luxury leather brand called Delvaux. It is located in an area with a large natural park with one of the most beautiful views ever! The design of the hotel is very futuristic and feels like it is standing in the middle of nowhere. The luxury of this hotel is not only found in the modern rooms, with minibar, great bed, and rain shower(love it!). It is also found in the view.

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Check more pictures of this hotel here at the architects Lopez-Rivera website.

It. Is. Amazing.

There is nothing in front of u. Besides the landscape and maybe some windmills in the distance, is what you see.
And the beds in the window, are a great place to oversee it all. The hotelrooms are all cubes, some just one room, and sometimes more together in the grey cubes. The hotel is surrounded by big stones, it gives a cool look to it all.

Of course I had a great time there!

The restaurant

The restaurant at the hotel serves foods that come from their own vegetable garden! The tomatoes for instance, were simply delicious, don't remember a time when I had better ones. And the orange juice..mmm!

The hotel is so nice, and one of a kind. If you love a design hotel with organic ethics, and piece and quiet, go here. It will be a nice experience.

How to get there

I took a flight from Madrid Barajas airport to Zaragoza with Iberia, and then took a taxi about 50 minutes to Tudela. You will find the hotel just outside of the center of this village.

Modeling

I worked there for Delvaux. They are a luxury leather brand from Belgium, and make beautiful handbags. I am happy I worked with them so I could experience this nice place! It was a lot to arrange as I was told they are only allowed to have one photo shoot a month in the natural park of Bardenas Reales, to ensure the park stays good. Check out below how beautiful it is at Bardenas Reales!

Behind the scenes pictures of this shoot:

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Delvaux bhs 3

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Delvaux bhs 5

The end result. Campaign pictures of Delvaux:

Delvaux 1Delvaux 3Delvaux 4Delvaux 5Delvaux 6Delvaux 2See here the links to the gorgeous hotel and the brand I worked for!

Love, Lonneke

www.hotelairedebardenas.com

www.airedebardenas.com

www.delvaux.com

 

First published on August 22nd 2013, updated in 2019


Chocolate chia seeds pudding

This is a delicious breakfast or snack we used to eat a lot at home!

I love chia seeds pudding for a change, so try out this chocolate chia seeds pudding!

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Chocolate Chia seed pudding
chocolate Chia seed pudding

Author:
Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 2

Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 

Ingredients
base:
  • ⅔ cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups rice milk
  • half a tea spoon of vanilla powder
  • 2 spoons of raw chocolate powder
  • teaspoon of maple syrup
topping:
  • raw cacao nibs
  • white mulberries

Instructions
  1. Add ⅔ cup chia seeds to 3 cups of rice milk, and put in fridge overnight to soak (or let sit for at least 4 hours)
  2. mix the chia seed pudding in a blender
  3. Add the chocolate powder and the maple syrup and blend together
  4. Sprinkle the raw cacao nibs and white mulberries on top.

Notes
The base of this recipe is a great base for other breakfast dishes too. instead of chocolate you can add other fruits like apples or bananas, nuts and seeds you like. I will add more recipes for chia seed pudding in the future!

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2

Love Lonneke


PureMints

I just discovered a new exciting product! If you are looking for a better and more natural MINTS, then these “puremints” are something for you.

Real ingredients

Made with only real ingredients: essential organic peppermint  and ginger oils, no preservatives or colors, contain parsley, chamomile and chlorella.

Also, “puremints” helps with my digestion!

I only tried the mint flavor and it is really good. I cant wait to try the Ginger one!

Go for more information to puremints.com

LOVE, VAL

First published by Valentina Zelyaeva on OrganiceYourLife.com on July 9th 2012, Updated in 2019


Stamppot: a typical Dutch dinner with a vegetarian twist

In the Netherlands, people eat a lot of mashed potatoes mixed with different vegetables, especially in the Fall and Winter. which we call "stamppot". It is a typical Dutch dish and it is very easy to make. I think it is delicious! I am showing you a healthy and tasty version with kale. 

Vegan or vegetarian stamppot

You can make stamppot a vegetarian dish by adding a vegetarian meat substitute and vegetarian gravy. But most Dutch cook meat balls in their own gravy (jus) to accompany the stamppot. When they make the stamppot dish, they put it on a plate in a shape of a mountain, and dig a hole in the middle of the stamppot and add the gravy in that hole.

Check out the recipe below for stamppot with a vegan/vegetarian gravy. But you can also make your own (grass fed) meatballs, sausage or another of your favorite piece of meat and use the juice of the meat to make your own meat-based gravy.

Love, Lonneke

Stamppot: a typical Dutch dinner with a vegetarian twist
A typical dutch "stamppot" but a healthier version!

Author:
Cuisine: dutch
Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 2

Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • 6 Handfuls of large white and sweet potatoes cut and peeled.
  • 500 gr of shredded and washed kale, without the stems.
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sauce:
  • 3 large diced onions
  • 4 handfuls of mushrooms of your choice cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tbsp organic soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
  • 300 ml water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • honey
  • olive oil
  • Add your favorite meatballs, bratwurst, sausage or a favorite vegetarian variety. (pictures is a vegetarian meatball made with organic soy)

Instructions
  1. Cook the potatoes until they are soft, and add the kale on top to steam.
  2. Get rid of the excess water and mash the kale and potatoes together.
  3. Take pot of heat and keep lid closed to keep the mash warm.
  4. You can add some olive oil to make the mash smoother.
  5. For the sauce:
  6. Stir fry the cut mushrooms and put aside on a plate.
  7. Then stir fry the onions in the pan you used for the mushrooms, with olive oil, salt, pepper until golden brown.
  8. Add the soy sauce, water, balsamic vinegar, honey and stir.
  9. Use a blender to blend it all together.
  10. Use a sieve to remove the large parts so a sauce remains (the onions you can use for something else like a soup, or stew)
  11. Taste the sauce and add any of the ingredients to make it taste more to your liking. Extra honey means sweeter, extra salt means saltier, extra balsamic vinegar means more sour, etc, more water means thinner sauce etc.
  12. Add the mushrooms.
  13. Let it simmer on lower heat for a while with your (vegetarian) meat balls in this sauce until cooked.
  14. Serve the mash on a plate, and make a dent in the middle in which you pour the sauce.
  15. Meatball on the side: Enjoy!

Notes
Use a large pot to cook your potatoes and kale.
You can add only white potatoes or only sweet potatoes for a twist.
You can make the mash smoother by adding a bit of butter, or milk, or olive oil.
You can also make the mash smoother by adding dices of your favorite hard cheese and mix it together until they become chewy. It gives a nice surprise of flavor and texture when eating the mash. ( I added organic cheese with rosemary from a local organic farm in my hometown)
It tastes great with some nice organic mustard.

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The perfect veggie burger

Making the perfect veggie burger is all about good ingredients, the right cooking and the right stacking. let's start to see how I make my perfect burger!

Two ways of making a veggie burger

There are 2 ways to make a veggie burger: to make the veggie patty from scratch, which is of course the best, but takes a lot of time, or use a good veggie burger from an organic food company. I have posted a homemade patty recipe before: Carrot lentil patty.

How to make the perfect veggie burger

  • Choose a good patty. An organic vegan option is Amy's veggie patty which you find in the freezer aisle.
  • Choose a good soft bun. I like the Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted whole grain buns by Food for Life  which you can find in the freezer aisle. Or the glutenfree option is the one by Udi's
  •  Choose fresh veggies/fruits that you slice into thin slices. I chose organic  red onion (veggie), tomato (fruit), lettuce (veggie). avocado (fruit).
  • Choose a nice cheese. I like organic, non-gmo, vegetarian Pepperjack cheese by Rumiano You can also leave cheese out or use a vegan cheese.
  • Grill the veggie patty in a skillet in a bit of coconut oil so it doesn't stick to the pan. Medium heat. First on one side until it gets golden brown, and then flip it. Add the cheese on top and lower the heat, put a lid over the burger for a few minutes so the patty gets hot and the cheese can melt.
  • Cut the burger buns in half  and grill both sides on the side of the skillet until a bit crispy and brown.
  • if you want ketchup or mustard, take the top part of the bun and add a squirt of both in the middle of the bun. I like Annie's Homegrown Organic Ketchup, 24 oz & Organicville Stone Ground Organic Mustard, 12 oz
  • The stacking:1. bottom first is the bottom of the bun.2. Add a piece of lettuce so the juices do not run into the bread bun.3. Add the burger with melted cheese on top.4. A slice of tomato.

    5. Slice of red onion.

    6. Half of an avocado scooped out.

    7. Add the top of the bun, with mustard/ketchup added onto the bun.

veggie burger vegetables

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organicville mustard, annie's ketchup

veggie burger stacking

veggie burger

If you stack it this way you are most likely to keep the veggie burger together. If you pick up the burger, squeeze the back of the burger so all the ingredients come your way and not leak at the back!

 

Enjoy!

Love, Lonneke


Healthy snacks on the GO!

I've been asked a lot what I do to avoid unhealthy eating habits , so this article is dedicated to that. Some basic actions can really save your day!

Everywhere I go, I try to look for new places where I can find exciting organic food options. Also I go for greener options as much as I can, re using plastic and paper bags or water bottles for example - and always manage my diet to be the best as possible in the most different situations.

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Airplane Food

I don't like how plane food tastes and how it makes you feel bloated - so I've found a solution for it: always pack a few healthy snacks and a nice home made meal to eat on the plane...

I spend so much time in airports and airplanes that if I don't take proper care, I will end up eating something not good for me. The first time I made my own bowl with plenty of healthy food I felt much more vitality and energy to handle those never ending 10 hours seated on a plane. Everyone should try it! No shame! Even the plane staff helped me out heating the meal, and there it goes a tip if you wanna do the same: take an aluminum bowl to make it easier, then ask someone to heat for you just the way they do it with regular food they serve it.

fotoThis beautiful plate was made with love by my boyfriend and it's all organic quinoa beets and carrots with tilapia filet and caramelized onions and some boiled egg whites! YUMMY

foto 3That meal was the first one we made to eat healthy on the go: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, sweet potatoes and fish filet

Snacks at work

Sometimes at work, snacks before or after lunch time, are not nutritious enough to help me get going through my day of hard work. So again I've found a solution. I ALWAYS take with me energy protein bars, nuts and other organic healthy snacks in little bowls that fit in my bag. I will never go to work unprepared, because we never know what's for breakfast and lunch. I'm known by stylists and beauty artists for doing it ( they usually sees me sneaking in my purse ), they call me "smart girl" and I have the pleasure to share my treats with them.

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These are a few simple things you could integrate in to your routine, or if you don't have a routine (in my case).  You just need to think ahead of all difficult situations you're gonna be dealing with, so you are prepared for everything!

Follow these tips on a daily basis:

  • Try not to stay more than 3 hours without eating, ALWAYS have some good snacks with you, otherwise will won't even notice that it's been hours since you bite something.
  • Drink water! sometimes your body will trick you, so you might think you're hungry and would end up cheating with bad snacks, when your body it's JUST thirsty !
  • If you don't exercise that much ( or as much as you'd like to ); always goes for smart choices: stairs instead of elevators, go walking or biking to work  - do not ever lose a chance of moving your body!

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Stay healthy!

XO Carol

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First published on October 8th 2013, updated in 2019


Lonneke and Jeroen eating an edible organic tulip

Organic tulips that are edible

Did you know that most flowers and plants you buy in the Supermarket, farmers market and flower shop are actually not organic and eco-friendly? Did you know most flowers and plants are (just like many vegetables and fruits) grown with the use of chemicals and pesticides?

Ecotulips Synaeda Blue

Why are not all tulips organic?

I am born in the Netherlands, so of course I love tulips, and most of all: organic tulips. You would think that most flowers are in fact all-natural and organic. But while many flowers by nature have a strong color, sometimes flowers are growing with the help of many technologies, even sometimes genetically modified, and with the use of pesticides to kill the bugs (and bees), so the flower survives. The process sometimes even starts  in a laboratory, where a seed is genetically modified. Some beautiful flowers you see did not exist before, they are created by mankind.

Where to find organic flowers

It is hard to find organic flowers and plants. Of course when you grow your own flowers, or when you go into the forest, the flowers you find there are very much likely to be organic and eco-friendly, grown without harmful chemicals. The bees love them.  There are a few retailers, farmers and individuals who sell organic flowers, you just have to look for them. And if you support them by buying from them, you will not only get gorgeous flowers and plants, but you will help to create a bigger community of organic flower growers!

Save the Bees

We are losing many bees due to pesticides on flowers, as they are poisonous to the bees. We need bees to pollinate the flowers. It is  most important that we save our bees, because without them, we basically can't survive on Earth if the bees can't continue pollination on the plants, because the plants then can't reproduce themselves. Thankfully there are many companies that take this issue seriously.

RELATED: SAVE THE BEES!

Organic tulips that are edible visited me in NYC

A few years ago Jeroen Koeman and his wife Keriann of Ecotulips visited us at our loft in Soho, New York City. They are the owners of Ecotulips the ONLY organic tulip company in the USA. When they purchased their new farm in the USA, they became Wicked Tulips Flower farm. You can visit them and pick your own tulips when it is the season! They also offer organic flowers for sale. you can buy the bulbs now to plant in your garden.

You know what? You can eat certain organic tulip leaves! The leaves can be used as a colorful addition to a salad or any other dish. Each color has its own flavor.

Jeroen and Keriann from the Wicked Tulip Flower Farm
Jeroen and Keriann from Wicked Tulip Flower Farm

So of course I tried it out too! They have a subtle flavor and the colors are beautiful.

Lonneke and Jeroen eating an edible organic tulip
Lonneke and Jeroen eating an edible organic tulip

What can you do to get more organic flowers into your life?

  • 1. Only buy from organic farmers, and buy organic flowers.
  • 2. Ask your flower shop how their flowers are grown and where.
  • 3. Ask them to offer organic flowers, and buy those, as you would like to only buy organic from them.
  • 4. Grow your own flowers. Order organic flower seeds and bulbs, like tulips from Ecotulips.

I love organic tulips and flowers, and the bees love it too!

a bee holds up a sign that says that he does not like pesticides. He says "save me!" and "buy Ecotulips"

The organic tulips might not be available in the webshop of Wicked Tulips at the moment. But they do offer other organic flowers that are beautiful... They might not be edible though!

Love, Lonneke

all pictures by Ecotulips, Wicked Tulips Flower Farm and  Organice Your Life.

First published on November 4th 2014, updated in 2019


Organic Marqt

If you are in Amsterdam, go to Marqt, an organic supermarket at Overtoom 21, right in the center of Amsterdam.

Marqt, the concept

The concept seems copied from the famous Wholefoods concept, but Marqt is smaller, cosier and makes you feel like you go back to the old days of going to an indoor market. The food is maybe a bit expensive some say, but it is definitely worth it!

Everything is mostly organic, from local farmers, and they have a lot of recycled or eco friendly products. I love the cheeses, as they have a few vegetarian options! and the bread.... mmmm especially the nut and fruit bread.

Definitely worth going, they have around 20 stores at the moment.

Open every day: www.marqt.com

First published in 2012, updated in 2019


Organic vs non-organic

When you buy your fruits and veggies at supermarket in the USA, they always have this little sticker with numbers on it. Do you know what it means?

Produce from organic farms

Produce that comes from organic farms, have a sticker with five numbers, and always starts with number 9.

Organic vs non-organicOrganic vs non-organic

Produce from non-organic farms

Produce that been treated with pesticides, have stickers with four number, and always starts with number 4.

(Sorry, I don’t have non-organic fruits at home to snap a picture of it)

More information on organic vs. non-organic

  • Organic foods are foods produced using methods which do not involve synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic products are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. Click here to read more.
  • In the United States, the National Organic Program (NOP) is the federal regulatory framework governing organic food. You should visit their website to learn more http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop.
  • Wikipedia offers also a list of countries with regulations on organic agriculture. It contains links to documents with the status of formal government-standards, regulations, and certification of organic farming and organic food.

Next time you go to supermarket, pay attention to it and you will see.

Have a great fruit and veggie shopping!

Love, Val

 

First published on October 31st  2012, updated in 2019


Supplements

Supplement Vitamins and Minerals?

Although we are healthier than ever before, the World population's general health is deteriorating. There are more and more "Lifestyle Diseases"  and almost half the western population suffers from some kind of chronic illness. The human population has been advancing and our life expectancy has increased year after year. But for the first time in decades we see that the life expectancy of newborns is lower than that of their parents. These days you easily get sick and it is very hard to stay healthy. But I believe that we can have a great influence on our health by leading a healthy lifestyle.

Are vitamin and mineral supplements essential for good health?

Is it good to supplement vitamins and minerals? Today, the debate flares up on the use of vitamins and minerals. It especially focuses on the high-dose supplements. Scientists claim that if you eat healthy and varied you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need. According to them, high-dose supplements are unnecessary and even dangerous to your health. Many studies have shown time and again the benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements, because nutritional deficiencies are very common nowadays .

Nutritional supplements have been used safely for decades and Europe and the US are very strict on safety regulations. Studies shows that only 2% of Westerners eat according to the nutritional guidelines. So what is a good balance between nutrition and supplements?

I believe that modern day diets contain too few nutrients. Therefore, I am advocating the use of high-dose supplements in conjunction with a healthy diet. Even a 100% organic diet does not prevent a lack of nutrients. This defect is easy to overcome by supplementing. But it is very important that you go for high quality supplements.

Supplements are sold everywhere, but unfortunately the quality is not always up to par. A lot of famous vitamin brands that advertise on TV and in magazines, and various private label brands do not match the vitamin structure of your body and are often filled with bad additives (in Europe E-numbers). These products are often cheaper but the compounds are poorly absorbed by the body. When it comes to supplements you are be better off spending a little more money on a multivitamin that your body can utilize for 100%.

Good quality brands that I believe in include Solgar, Vitals, Aov, Bonusan, Ortholon and Orthica . These brands are available at specialty health & wellness stores or drugstores. Some are organic and some are not. All brands have a special focus, and their own vitamins & minerals composition.

Most of all, just like with any food you eat, you need to read the labels on the package of vitamins and research what is in it. Ask someone who specializes in vitamins on what vitamins you should use, instead of deciding yourself what vitamins to take. That way you have a better chance to avoid error or overdosing. You will get the right dose of the right vitamins and hopefully it will help you to feel great!

Best, Daan Kelderhuis

First published by Daan Kelderhuis on January 20th 2014, updated in 2020.


Los Angeles hotspots: Restaurant Granville

Dear readers, I…am an adventurer (*dramatic voice*). Always have been, always will be. If I don’t explore new places in the world and collect unique experiences on a regular basis, I get extremely grumpy. Recently, I moved to Los Angeles, and wow… do I have a LOT of exploring to do. As a true foodie, the exploring is usually focused around food and / or drinks. Usually I’m pretty health conscious, but I make the occasional exception for something truly awesome (I don’t need to bring up my Nutella addiction right? Please don’t make me go there.)

So while I'm doing some very serious research, I would like to share my best finds with you! Why? Because I love talking about food in a really snobby way, and also it’s a fantastic excuse to visit more restaurants. Oh yeah, and of course it will help you guys find the best spots in town. Some of these are hidden gems, others are tried and true classics that have also gotten my stamp of approval (whatever that’s worth).

Granville Los Angeles
Granville entrance

We begin this little adventure with one of my absolute favs: Granville in Studio City

Granville Los Angeles Atmosphere
I love the ambiance at Granville!

Granville's Atmosphere

Big fan. Granville is the kind of place that exudes an immediate ‘feel good’ vibe as you walk in. Unassuming, but not…boring. Sophisticated, but not swanky. Crowded, but not loud. The kind of place that sets the perfect tone for amazing conversation. And drinking lots of red wine.

Granville's Service

Although I’ve been impressed with the service of most spots in LA (or I guess you could say the US in general), Granville goes the extra mile. The waiting staff make a point of really catering to your deepest, wildest desires (sorry, got slightly carried away there) culinary wishes, and giving you a VIP treatment. Truly adds great value to the overall dining experience!

Owner Jon Weiss and friend and I.

Granville's Quality of food

One word: Omigod. AMAZING. Owner Jon Weiss speaks with great pride when he describes how Granville makes a point of mainly using organic, fresh ingredients. The dishes are classy and simple, in the best possible way. We had a delicious beet salad and some sweet potato fries (apparently one of their staples) as a starter. As a main course, I ordered some grilled salmon with a surprisingly awesome corn salsa on top. Originally, this dish comes with a side of mashed potatoes, but, because I was planning on partying after dinner and didn’t wanna fall asleep mid-dance, they suggested to replace the potatoes with asparagus. Granville, you guys know me better than I know myself (*wipes a little tear away*)

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the Granville beet salad

 

Granville Los Angeles food
My main course

Granville's Best Feature

Listen, I'm not saying you need chocolate to have a good time. Alcohol is also an effective way to enjoy yourself. (...someday I'll develop a better sense of humor, I swear.) ANYWAYS, I wanted to be a good girl and stick to my sugarfree diet, but I totally surrendered. Oh well.

Not only did I fall in love with their home made ice cream trio dessert (which everyone should put very high on their bucket list), I also joked to the waiter about my alarmingly severe Nutella addiction. He responded with: “I can make you a Nutella latte..?” And guess what happened? HE MADE ME A NUTELLA LATTE! (sorry, it was so good I forgot to take a picture)

Granville, y’all. Go check it out, you won’t regret it.

http://www.granvillecafe.com/home

https://www.facebook.com/GranvilleStudioCity

12345 Ventura Boulevard

Studio City, 91604

Love,

Maruja Retana

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