Today I went to test out the new Plant Based Vegan Menu that came out just last week at Il Fornello in Ajax, ON.
The Vegan Menu has tons of wonderful options, and they all seem to be Gluten Free. I was super excited and thrilled to be able to test it out, I know a lot of you are Vegan and so this was a great chance to check out some menu items!
I got the Sol Burger, with no bun. The Instagram page for Il Fornello announced that certain locations will carry Molly B’s Gluten Free buns which are Vegan, but the Ajax location did not have them. Lets hope they come in stock soon! The burger was delicious, and full of flavour. It was earthy, with a delicious onion flavour to it. I’ve had a few different Vegan burgers in my day and this one was on par with the ones available on the market currently. It was topped with caramelized onions, and avocado. Two of my favourite things. I will say the burger was tad dry, but I think thats because it came without the Roasted Red Pepper aioli on it either. I didn’t realize that until right now. I’m keeping in mind they have only had this menu for less than a week, so they’re still getting used to it!
Instead of the bun I just got the Avocado Cashew Caesar Salad. Unreal combination….Caesar salad’s are typically very creamy, but when you add avocado, and cashews to the mix it elevates it to another level. The creaminess, and crunch of the cashew was a perfect marriage. I ate the whole salad and probably would have gone back for seconds!
Other menu items include:
Spaghetti Bolognese, Fettuccine, and Asparagus Mozzarella Pizza. Any of these can be modified to be Gluten Free of course. There is also a Sorbet for dessert which sounds really delicious.
All in all I had a great lunch, and I’m really happy to see Il FOrnello branching out even further to create a Vegan Menu as there are so many Vegan & Gluten Free people. While I am not exclusively Vegan, I do try and make the Vegan choice when it suits, and do try and be considerate of those who are Vegans. Let me know your feedback once you are able to try the new Vegan Menu!