Some of the Got Raw Food team had a marvelous dinner yesterday at the famous Raw Vegan Restaurant Au Lac. Before you go, here are some details unique to Au Lac that you must know:
The Hours are different
They Serve Lunch from 11:33 am to 3:33 pm
and Dinner from 5:33pm to 9:33pm
They are closed Mondays, Christmas, Independence Day, and New Years Eve.
It’s a Hidden Gem
From the outside, Au Lac blends right into its surroundings- a Southern California strip mall. There are no windows, only a small sign designates the restaurant’s existence. However, to walk through the front door is akin to stepping into the magical realm of Narnia! From the elegant lighting to the serene sounds of a raw kitchen, every sense is satiated. Let us know about your first impression!
The chef and staff are amazing:
If you get a chance to meet Chef Ito be aware that communicating with him will be non-verbal. – He’s in the midst of a vow of silence. Even without words, his joyful personality and love shines through- as well as his passion for creating healthy delicious cuisine.
They Take Elixirs Seriously.
They have an awesome elixir bar, check it out. Try the drink that interests you- the staff may sometimes offer you a sample first if you order something too daring- just to make sure that you’ll be happy with it.
The Food is phenomenal!
They serve both raw and cooked food- all of it is vegan. So bring your relatives who don’t know what to do when confronted with a salad but joyfully slurp down chow mien. If you miss bread, get the raw bread (called chimmichurri) – It’s served warm and has an amazing soft texture.
Leave room for Dessert
The most famous dish served here is the plate of raw doughnut holes . They are unbelievably delicious. Served soft and warm, the middle of the doughnut contains a slightly sweet coconut sap caramel. Order these before the other desserts (as the sweet quality of the other desserts will overpower their delicate flavor).
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