Healthy Living Summit: Saturday Dinner at Kanella

by Valerie on August 22, 2011 · 2 comments

I am on my way back to Washington, DC after spending the weekend in Philadelphia at the Healthy Living Summit.  It was a very nice weekend away, meeting bloggers whose blogs I had been reading for a long time as well as discovering new blogs.  

One of the things I had been looking forward to was dinner with a few bloggers, organized by Sarah of the SHU Box, at Kanella, including JT, Heather and Allie as well as two blog readers and future bloggers:

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Back to Kanella, a Greek Cypriot kitchen – there is a heavy focus on fresh local vegetables at this restaurant, as well as lamb and goat cheese.  I had called ahead and been assured they could serve up a gluten-free vegan option for me, and I was very pleased with my dinner: hummus with arugula and some sliced raw vegetables for my appetizer:

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Followed by a gigante white bean stew with mushrooms, leeks, tomatoes, cauliflower, herbs:

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It was warm, fragrant and filling. The only thing I wish is that I had asked for a side of the vegan tahini sauce that the restaurant serves with the bread. I did not partake in the sauce or the bread as the bread at Kanella is wheat-based, but I bet the lemon tahini sauce would have been a nice added counterpoint to the white bean stew.  I should add that the pictures do not do the food justice and that Kanella actually has a no picture recipe, which was only mentioned at the end of the meal. I hope they do not mind the review, as I really enjoyed my dinner.

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1 Jessica August 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

SO glad you went to Kanella while you were in town! It's a favorite of mine! You'll have to come back for their brunch, it's even more amazing then dinner!


2 anneliesz August 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Valerie, it was so great to meet you. Thanks for your sweet words about my blog and I look forward to staying in touch!


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