julie\’s kind kitchen


Review: Mandala Tea Room in Scottsdale, AZ
December 4, 2006, 10:02 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

So, today is my real birthday. BUT, Matt and I both have work and school until very late–so, we did a lot of celebrating this weekend (including my bday party below).

Last night Matt took me to a place I have been wanting to go foreeever, but haven’t because it’s a little on the expensive side. It’s an all vegan, all organic restaurant that specialized in teas of all kinds.

This is what we ordered:

ziti al forno (ME)
organic semolina pasta tossed with a creamy tofu ricotta cheese + spinach filling — topped with house marinara sauce + nut parmesan cheese-served with toasted garlic foccacia bread includes side salad + dressing infusion of choice

mandala masala platter (MATT)
organic garbanzo beans, onions + tomatoes stewed to perfection with traditional Indian spices-served with brown rice + sautéed garlic spinach

I forgot the names of the teas we ordered, but I do remember they were magnificent!

Everything was REALLY good. We will for sure be going back for special occasions.

We took pics of our meals with Matt’s camera phone-so, I’ll post them later.

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11 Comments so far
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Julie, this sounds so classy and lovely! I’m glad you guys got to celebrate even *more*!

Comment by jess (of Get Sconed!)

Julie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I think they have a website, http://www.mandalatearoom.com

I have been wanting to go there since they opened in March! Your meals sound wonderful. I haven’t been also because it is on the expensive side, and for my birthday we ate at Green for $18 and we feasted!!!

I agree, this is a special occasion place and I’m glad you have good revies… I can’t wait to try it.

Comment by Eat Peace Please

Jess~I have never been to an up-scalish vegan restaurant-it was super classy-I loved it!

Thanks, Les! We should think of a special occasion and go there!

Comment by Julie

That sounds great. I hope you had a really good birthday!

Comment by Nikki

Sounds fantastic! Happy birthday!! Your fiesta below looked very cool, and the tea room sounds classic. I’m glad you’ve had a great time–that’s how birthdays should always be!

Comment by laura jesser

Thanks nikki and laura!!

Comment by Julie

Happy birthday! (yesterday) hehe. It looks like you had a ton of fun and the food looks yummy 😀

Comment by theONLYtania

Yay, now with pics! I would have gone with your meal as well.

Comment by jess (of Get Sconed!)

Happy belated! What a wonderful feast you had.

Comment by Urban Vegan

Happy Birthday.

And a great review too! I’ve actually heard of the place (have reletives in town) but since I live far, far away in Washington State, I’ve never been.

The fiesta sounded like great fun too! Way cool!

Comment by Fairly Odd Tofu Mom

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments…hopefully there will be a new post soon!

Comment by Julie




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