After the extended Halloween weekend hangover -- chock full of too many S'Mores, wine, asskickingly strong microbrews, nachos, and various fried things -- something light sounded appealing. I'm so lacking in vitamins these days. So I immediately thought of Sapna Cafe.
They have a new menu item there, a grilled eggplant salad that's big enough to call lunch. It's a pile of fresh Maya's greens topped with couscous, chickpeas, wonderful chunks of grilled eggplant soaked in Moroccan dressing, diced red onions, and cilantro. I scarfed it down along with a glass of Sapna's excellent homemade orangeade, which is tinged with orange blossom essence. Like nectar.
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Have you been there yet? The dining room is tiny but so refreshing, with big, sunny windows, pretty photographs along the wall, and fresh flowers. A welcome break from the workday.