No, not RoCH VOIsine. RAW CUIsine. A little misunderstanding with the roomie when explaining our plans for last night. At that point I was skeptical and probably more interested in seeing Roch himself.
But what Balls wants for her birthday Balls gets. We headed over to Rawlicious in Yorkville to celebrate. Before leaving the city I want to make sure I have tried all that this city has to offer in terms of awesome cuisine but I hadn't even considered raw. Probably because it sounds a bit crazy. The concept behind this food movement is that nothing we eat should be cooked/heated over 40-42 degrees celcius (or 106-115 farenheit). Just above body temp. When you cook cinnamon buns the over is at 350 so just think that over. The point (i think) is to preserve nutrients. As you can probably imagine, all kinds of other restrictions usually come along with this lifestyle...like fun. It usually incorporates veganism, organic foods and, heck, let's throw local in there too. Just to make every meal almost impossibly difficult.
So, yes, I paid money for this food. The restaurant was adorable and all the servers looked like they really believed in raw food (interpret that as you may). My first thought was definitely: salad. I can have salad. But it sort of defeated the purpose of trying raw food so I ordered the pizza. So did Hi-C and RoRoW!
Pre-pizza Hi-C and I split an order of spring rolls with Thai dipping sauce. Now those were delicious. I could eat them every day. Major props for that culinary miracle.
So, if you're a vegan and it just isn't hardcore enough for you then I would recommend raw cuisine. Otherwise, it is a nice healthy treat every once in a while.