View Full Version : Went to Juliano's....
04-18-2005, 12:03 AM
Walked out stuffed and with his book... Need I say more?
Has anyone else been there? What'd you think and what'd you get? I was with two people and we all shared and stuffed ourselves silly.
Japanese salad w/miso soup, mini pizza, pesto pizza, guac, mac-n-cheeze, black forest cake, cheezecake, apple tartlet thingy.... OMG we were soooo stuffed!!
04-18-2005, 12:26 AM
mmmmm ,wish I was in CALI!!!!!!!!
04-18-2005, 07:03 AM
My husband and I went. Can't remember what we had yet, didn't sit well with either of us. I was asleep before we hit the freeway. Tasted REAL good. I'm thinking it may have been too many combinations which my system is not used to. Yet, like you, had to check out quite a few options.
I still enjoy many of the recipes in his book though.
If you get a chance to go to Au Lac, I highly suggest it. They have a separate raw menu. We had leftovers from going there on Sat. They were just as good yesterday as they were Sat ~ maybe better because the ingredients had time to blend.
We just told Chef Ito to choose. It was soooooo delicious! The soup was right at the top of soups I'd enjoyed.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
04-20-2005, 11:08 AM
I'm going there this Thursday. Do you recommend anything in particular? I'll let you know what I think of it.
04-20-2005, 11:28 AM
The pesto pizza was awesome! But I think the mini pizza was good too. The menu is so overwhelming. I recommend the vanilla milk. I liked it better than the choco milk. (We were passing everything around to try to taste it all!) The Mac n cheeze was really good. Didn't taste like mac n cheese but the zucchini noodles really showed me how I can accomplish this at home. And the sauce was divine regardless.
Cold miso soup was very strange to me. I'm 1/2 Japanese and it was a part of life growing up so it'll take a while for me to get used to. But the salad dressing, also divine.
If you're sensitive to hot things like chilies, you might not want to go for the guac. It was super good but my friend had trouble with the heat.
04-20-2005, 11:45 AM
Yum, sounds great, I love miso soup..but it sounds like it doesn't taste like the original. I'm taking my b/f there for his birthday.....kinda nervous since he is a meat eater! But I'm 20 days RAW and I'm determined to stick it out. He's a good sport, and for dinner I told him we would go to a restaurant of his choice. Anything u could recommend for him (someone who loves meat and hates veggies), I just want him to have a good experience and hopefully enjoy the food so he may consider eating a little healthier.
04-20-2005, 01:09 PM
Er.... the cheesecake. ;)
I'm sure he'll be able to find plenty. But I would suggest specifically the Mac n cheeze. Just as long as you warn him it's not! LOL But there's also an alfredo I'm excited to try. Don't tell him what the noodles are and he won't notice!
04-21-2005, 10:07 AM
I was there in January. My girlfriend at the time got a really weird, uncomfortable vibe from the place as soon as we walked in. She said (afterwards), the Holy Spirit was telling her to leave. (We're both Christians). I didn't pick up on it... but I didn't like some parts of the menu. What I had was pretty good. She got sick, but she thinks more from disobeying God than from the food itself. I felt okay, I think. I don't really remember. It was a weird week.
I can't exactly remember what we had.. I think she had the "cheezburger".. and we shared some sort of dessert.
There's one semi-raw place in NJ, in Red Bank, and of course a bunch in NYC, but I don't/won't go there. It's okay, I can make decent stuff in my own kitchen. :)
04-21-2005, 11:12 AM
Kiwi is going today!!!! Can't wait to see what she thinks. :)
For me, MOST of the time, eating at home ~ quite simply, is the best as I eat less and usually not anywhere near as many combinations.
My 3 favorite places though are/were ~ Roxanne's in Marin County (NoCal) ~ soooooo sad it closed! We'll be going up there in June. I understand there's a place called Lydia's up there. Anyone know of others?
The other is one in Las Vegas of all places. Quite good. And of course, Au Lac. It's a bit of a drive for us yet, I think we'll be going there again in the not too distant future. Bo and I BOTH enjoyed the food ~ even the number of combinations. The soup was just soooo good! I could have made a meal of just that (a couple bowls) and the salad.
04-21-2005, 12:16 PM
OOOOOOooooooo! There's one in Vegas? Do tell! I love going to vegas and I'd like to keep eating somewhat well while there!
04-21-2005, 12:49 PM
Yes, there is. You do have to rent a car to get there if staying near the strip. AND call and find out where they've moved to. When Bo comes home I'll ask if he can remember the name of it. He (we) might have a menu or biz card somewhere. We picked up Nama Shoyu there too.
04-21-2005, 12:51 PM
Revell, In Northern California, there is Alive and Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco. If you are in San Francisco, please let me know. I will visit with you at either of those two places. I have not tried Alive, but hear wonderful things about it, and I have eaten several times at Cafe Gratitude and love that place!
04-21-2005, 01:16 PM
Ohh, thanks! we are coming up in June. Bo will be up twice, I'll be up only once ~ I think. We both love it up there!
Yanno? I think we went to Gratitude and/or Alive. We went to someplace that was quite small and VERY crowded. People sat with other people at a table where no one knew each other. They have a game they created also. Is that Gratitude?
I'm wondering what happened to Lydias. They were down this way catering at a convention I went to.
What fun! I (we'd) love to meet you!
04-21-2005, 01:20 PM
O.k., yes, we were at Cafe Gratitude. Wonder-filled place!
Found Lydia's. http://www.lydiasorganics.com/restaurant.htm They're in Fairfax.
04-21-2005, 04:22 PM
Hi all, sorry no report on Juliano's. My b/f is so sick...so I stopped by last night(he lives in LA) and was hoping today he'd feel better so we could celebrate his birthday. He actually heard of Julianos. So I spent the night with him (scared to catch his cold, but hoping I won't) and left there in the morning. Anyways I am dying to try the place out, I've heard from some of you who did not like it but it seems to be so popular. So Sachi, you seem to like it so if you want to go sometime let me know. The only RAW restaurant I have tried is Cilantro Live. I had the lasagna and pizza. I loved the pizza but although th lasagna was good.... It was nothing like the real lasagna. I actually went to have real lasagna the next day. For me the hardest part of staying raw is dining out. It's such a social thing for me...I wish there were more restaurants!
04-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Oh, we most certainly will go again! But it was really on the pricey side so we may have to wait a while LOL!
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