That Lost Weekend is one of my favourite places is no secret – I spend much of my time in there, writing blog posts, working for my classes or just reading. I call it my second living room, where the coffee always flows and the croissants are always flaky and delicious. What’s the cherry on top is obviously the mere proximity and of course that everything’s vegan! Everything!
But I already talked about Lost Weekend itself in a previous post. This is about their newest event (and they have lots of awesome events, like readings and music and art) – they organized a seven-course dinner. When I read about it I immediately wrote messages and e-mails, frantic to get a spot. Well even though it was fully booked in the end, I could have relaxed a tiny bit more (as always). This just made me so happy since events like that are still scarce around Munich.
John (the cook and friendly barista on regular days) developed and executed a delicious menu, and all of it without a kitchen! You wouldn’t have been able to tell if you don’t know the place very well, but I couldn’t have pulled that off. The staff managed to transform the café into a beautiful dinner place, with incredible lighting (NOT so great to take pictures, though) and – as always – great music.
The price of the event was absolutely fair, with only 35 EUR for the whole of 7 courses and 8 EUR for the accompanying beer menu. By the way how awesome is that? Loved the beers! The menu was definitely on the higher end, especially presentation wise. It created an affordable fine dining experience without the costs of it and in a laid back setting, with food everyone enjoys.
The menu read as follows:
- Warm Water Spinach Salad with Fermented Tofu
- Tom Kha Soup
- Oh! Avocado – avocado half with tomato, red onion, jalapeno and parsley
- Bombay Samosa – potato, pea, mango chutney, cilantro chutney
- Polenta Tarte – polenta, cannellini beans, dried cherry tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, babyleaf
- NY Chocolate Cheesecake
- Korean Dessert Medley
Obviously there were stronger components to the menu, like the water spinach salad and the grilled avocado, and a few things that could have been improved, for example the size of the polenta tarte and the texture of the cheesecake. Overall I would do this again in a heartbeat, though. I sincerely hope this is going to be a regular event and I can’t wait to see what John is coming up with next.
You can find regular updates about their events on Facebook.
Following are some impressions of the evening and the dishes…