TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

We're always happy to see another multi-course vegan dinner being offered -- and we'll be really happy if TAG|RAW BAR continues to host its weekly vegan omakase meal for a long time to come. Every Thursday, chef/owner Troy Guard puts together a four-course, $30 menu for plant-based gourmands.

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TAG|RAW bar was fairly busy last Thursday at dinnertime, but it still had a leisurely atmosphere that encouraged diners to linger over their food. The subterranean space in Larimer Square is simple and lovely, with clean, blond-wood lines augmented by patches of green here and there -- most notably from the bamboo on the tables.

TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

A dish of poppycock (caramel corn and toasted kombu, aka seaweed) arrived as a snack. Caramel corn isn't usually vegan, so steer clear if you're not down with butter. (But the kombu should be fine.)

TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

The first official course was a salad -- mixed greens, figs, candied walnuts and hearts of palm -- drizzled with a tangy balsamic reduction.

Next came deconstructed sushi with nori and garden vegetables, with condiments artfully dotted around the plate (pictured at the top of the page).

TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

Pad Thai was the main course: thick rice noodles in a spicy peanut sauce.

TAG|RAW BAR's vegan omakase dinner is awesome

Berry sorbet with fresh, plump blackberries rounded out the meal.

Altogether, it was a feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds. The deconstructed sushi and sorbet were particular favorites, but the salad and the pad Thai were close behind.

You can eat a different multi-course vegan meal every Thursday at TAG|RAW BAR; call 303-996-2685 to find out that day's menu and make a reservation (recommended).

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1430 Larimer St.
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