Raw Dinner with Woody Harrelson

Last night, I had the privilege of attending yet another amazing raw dinner at the prestigious Black Olive in Baltimore, Maryland. If you read my post on my dinner with raw food guru David Wolfe, then you already know how great the Black Olive and The Olive Room are.

Known actor Woody Harrelson, is not just a vegan, but a lover of raw foods and a friend to the Black Olive. The restaurant arranged a glorious raw food dinner with limiting seating available and a fantastic view of Baltimore.Baltmore

The evening of the event, Woody was coming in by train and ran into some bad luck when the train stopped as a result of a nearby accident. After jumping into a taxi and hopping on a plane from NY to D.C., he had hoped to make it to dinner on time, but managed to get stuck in some traffic. Needless to say, after much deterrent and patience, Harrelson made his way to Baltimore and dinner at the Olive Room. Baltimore at nightLuckily, there were so many amazing people attending the event, that we hardly noticed his delay in arrival. I had such a fantastic time meeting new and wonderful like-minded people throughout the evening.

Woody Harrelson

Hors d’oeuvres were served early on during the mingling phase, so I didn’t catch a photo, but boy they were good! They included:

  • Mushroom Ceviche + Endive (lime, cilantro, tomato, and onion)
  • The Green Gorilla juice (spinach, pineapple, orange, and banana)
  • Spicy Cocao latte (cocao, banana, cashew milk, vanilla, and goji berry)

    Green juice
    The Green Gorilla

As we all made our way to the table, we were served a delightful guacamole (avocado, mango, onion, lime, and cilantro) along with raw corn tortilla chips (corn and cayenne).Raw Guacamole and Corn Tortilla Chips

Next up was the Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho. You may recognize this from my Dinner with David Wolfe, but I sure didn’t mind having it again.

Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho

The salad was Microgreen and Kohlrabi salad. A wonderful blend of kale, avocado, broccoli sprouts, beets, macadamia feta, and turmeric dressing. Boy would I like to get my hands on this recipe!

Microgreen and Kohlrabi salad

The main course was a wonderful Butternut Squash lasagna. It consisted on layers of butternut squash divided by a cashew ricotta, marinated mushrooms, and basil pesto.

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Finally, we finished off the meal with a delectable Strawberry and rhubarb ice cream served with a pistachio cocao truffle.

Strawberry and Rhubarb ice cream

Wow, did I feel spoiled by the end of this meal!!

       Our wonderful wait staff!

CHEERS!!!

   Thank you to the Black Olive for making me a part of your family!

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