While in Melbourne, I treated myself to a meal at what I believe is the only all-raw food restaurant in Australia, Le Cru. The space is absolutely lovely – warm rich wood and candlelight. Outdoor courtyard. Great waitstaff!
I wanted to sample a few things, so I tried to keep it light and opted for soup, salad and dessert.
First course was a spinach soup. Nice flavour and different from other raw soups I’ve had. It was OK, though it didn’t blow me away.
Next was a dandelion salad with avocado dressing and crumbled raw crackers. Yum, yum! Loved the flavours and the crunchy texture of the crackers with the creamy avo dressing and bitter greens. After I few bites though, I was full from the fattiness of the avo and crackers – just a wee bit too heavy on the fat. More greens would have been nice to balance it out.
Dessert was an apple raspberry cobbler warmed and served with macadamia cream. This was probably my fave course of the evening. Crunchy and sweet, and quite a generous serving too!
But the BEST item was the mini chocolate cupcake that I bought to have the next day. It was the closest to a “real” cupcake that I’ve ever tasted! The frosting was just perfect and the cake was lighter than most raw cakes which tend to be dense. I think the small size helped keep it from being weighed down and compacted. This was such a yum chocolate morsel.