Eriyah’s Favorite: Roasted Pumpkin Soup and Fig, Lemon Curd, Mushroom Pizza (Photo by Eriyah Flynn): Fig, Lemon Curd, Mushroom Pizza
Latitude 41 offers fine dining downtown at the Renaissance Hotel, and one of the things that caught my attention (years ago) about this restaurant is that they say what they stand for on their signage. Fresh. Natural. Organic. Local. In fact, some of their food is so local it is actually grown on site. Their team knows what a vegan is (surprisingly, this is still confusing in 2013 in some restaurants) and even better, they just happened to be serving vegan roasted pumpkin soup as a starter and the perfect starter or a fall evening. The chef, Dean James Max and his team are certainly capable of ensuring vegans can have an exceptional dining experience there; mine included a remarkable, earthy, fusion pizza with lemon curd, shitake mushrooms, figs and greens and a robust mushroom risotto. Their menu is seasonal, changes daily and is a great example of ensuring all customers have all options, even dessert. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and located 50 N 3rd St.