500BestSquarePasta With Three Exotic Mushrooms @ Maple Street Cafe

This dish–available as either an appetizer or an entree–looks and sounds too simple to be as good as it is. The mushrooms (the menu claims that they’re wild, but they’re not, really) are usually portobello, shiitake, and criminis, cooked down in a sauce made mostly of veal stock and dry Marsala. The flavor of this is wonderful, though. A nice light supper, it qualifies as a vegan dish.

Pasta with wild mushrooms and chicken.

Pasta with wild mushrooms and chicken.

Maple Street Cafe. Riverbend: 7623 Maple. 504-314-9003.

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  1. Susy L on January 23, 2015

    The above described dish may loosely be described as vegetarian, but because of the veal stock would NEVER be descibed as vegan.