I was invited to a special event at the Four Seasons to hear Tess talk about her vision, hear the chefs talk about how they executed on that vision, and try some of the new menu items. The event started with samples of two smoothies they'll be offering. The Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie was definitely my favorite. Made with kale, bananas, dates, ginger, and cashews, it was fantastic. We also got to try the Mystical Mango Smoothie.
Tess began by telling us a little bit about her history and her books, then discussed how she designs the perfect smoothies. She provided us all with her Build Your Own Smoothie guide, which guarantees the perfect smoothie using liquids, a base, cream, greens, boosters, and magic. Magic is my favorite part!
We were then seated in the restaurant for a lunch sampling. The Avocado Avenger "salad" was excellent. Topped with chimichurri sauce, watermelon seeds, and finely diced tomatoes atop a bed of shaved English cucumber, this salad was the perfect start to the meal.
Next, I tried a grilled portabella mushroom dish made with mushroom broth, steamed bok choy, and roasted oyster mushrooms that was fantastic. On the side, was a delicious gluten-free and vegan bread made with corn flour.
And to finish it off was a flourless triple-pecan mousse pie, which was also vegan and gluten free.
All new items reviewed here will be available beginning on Saturday, April 8. The new menu will have its official publicized launch on June 10, which is Global Wellness Day. So make your way over to Four Seasons for some fantastic vegan offerings. Kudos to Four Seasons for serving their vegan patrons.
Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
Full Disclosure: Although the meal was provided to me for free to review, that in no way influenced my veracious opinion.