Recently, I dined with a companion at a vegan restaurant.
No, it was not with my husband, aka Meat Boy.
But even he enjoyed the leftovers I brought home afterward.
That tells you just how satisfying the cuisine is at Millennium in Oakland.
In fact, the majority of diners there are not strictly vegan. But they are lured by the creativity of Chef Eric Tucker’s dishes.
Millennium first opened in 1994 in San Francisco before moving to the Rockridge neighborhood across the Bay in 2015.
Even on a Monday night, typically a slow time for most restaurants, the dining room was packed.
My friend Sheila (also not a vegan) and I started with a big pile of Coriander and Arborio Crusted Oyster Mushrooms ($13.95). The Italian risotto rice used in the coating gives the mushrooms a heavier and toastier tasting crust. Pick one up and dip into the sweet-spicy habanero jam. It’s perfect finger-food.