Masters Kitchen + Cocktail Bar in Oceanside
We read an article in Edible San Diego about the vegan cheese plate at Masters in Oceanside and wanted to give it a try for lunch. It is a very pretty restaurant with high ceilings and an indoor garden. There is also a patio. The menu is vegan and vegetarian friendly, but there are plenty of traditional items as well.
|There were two vegan cheeses based on nut milk
|Watermelon and heirloom tomato salad
|A beet burger
We enjoyed our meal! Everything was very fresh. The vegan cheese platter had three spreads (satay, cranberry and fig), spiced raisins and a raspberry compote. The two cheeses had the texture and look of traditional cheese. One was a blue cheese style and the other similar to a cheddar. I think the cheddar needed some salt, like a smoked sea salt, in the creation. It was a little bland. Nuts are a good substitute for milk, because they have their own creamy richness.
We will definitely return. We enjoyed a nice walk to the pier and watched the surfers and seagulls. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon that was a little too cold to sit on the beach.