Gather is a “new American” style restaurant in Berkeley, California that dabbles a bit in vegetarian and vegan foods, as well as food for meat lovers, so when my parents came into town (one is a vegetarian, the other a meat lover), I knew we had to try it out.
We started with the vegan charcuterie, an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one, but surprisingly delicious. I really liked the mushroom tartare (front and center in the top photo) and the carpaccio of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and “tonatto” sauce (a play on an Italian tuna sauce). I wouldn’t say they could replace meat on a regular basis in my life, but I definitely did not miss meat while eating them.
More food porn after the jump!
I put some hurtin on that caprese salad above. This flavor combination is just insatiable to me.
And on to the mains!
At the end of the meal, I could definitely say I would try this place again, if only to try out their different seasonal options (menu changes daily).
2200 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94704