Day 6 of August Break: Happiness Held Is the Seed – Happiness Shared Is the Flower

My August Break took me to Santa Monica this weekend. David Gottfried, aka Darling Husband, wanted to go to Ivy for date night and I wanted to go to Seed in Venice.

David, since he grew up in LA and knows how it’s done around here, called to make a reservation.

Uh, that’s cool, but we kind of only have counter service and communal tables,” explains the macrobiotic Seed staff.

I won.

Dinner was outrageous. I had the Seed chop-chop salad with ume plum-ranch dressing. Crazy good. Also had the Saisai donburi macro bowl with house-made seitan. David had the Indian chickpea curry also with seitan.

Chef Eric Lechasseur has created a vital mix of exquisite macrobiotic, organic, vegan seasonal food. Eric went macrobiotic in 1993 to help his wife, Sanae, combat ovarian cancer. In the meantime, he healed himself of crippling allergies. He’s the author of several wildly popular cookbooks: love, eric and love, eric and sanae.

No wonder this guy cooks for Madonna + Sting.

Does Sting fly him out to Italy? Does Trudie need natural hormone balancing? But I digress…

Tremendous yum.