Stacked turnip, marinated sunburst squash, creamy red quinoa, red pepper sauce. (Stephen Hui)
As part of the “research” for my newspaper article on Vancouver’s underground vegan dining scene, I attended a Plate Invaders supper last month. Tim Aretz and Alissa Raye are doing great things with their vegan dinner club in Mount Pleasant.
Plate Invaders is actually hosted in the same apartment that launched Mérida Anderson’s celebrated Vegan Secret Supper, which has just given rise to a cookbook. We even ate on Anderson’s old table.
Eight other people joined me for the first of the night’s two sittings. For most of us, it was our first time at Plate Invaders. In between bites, we chatted about our jobs, local restaurants, becoming vegan, and coconut bacon. Continue reading →