I recently decided to start visiting restaurants that don’t typically have vegan menu options, but are open to making meals for vegan customers.  Ma(i)son became my first target, mainly because my photographer friend, Jeromy Dobson, was interested in trying them.  You’ll be able to tell by the quality of the pictures.

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The inside of Ma(i)son is a small, but comfortable area, with the chefs in plain view.  Their weekly menu is posted on a chalk board.  Everything on the menu is local and seasonal.  While none of the items on the menu were vegan, they were more than happy to accommodate this vegan diner.  One option is to look at the menu and let them veganize any item that appeals to you.  I like to be a little more adventurous and decided to let the chef prepare two courses of whatever he wanted.

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The first course was a salad, with tomatoes, beans, pickled cantaloupe and watermelon.  Fruit on a salad is not typically my thing, but it ended up being very nice.

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My entree was vegetables and small pasta, similar to couscous, baked in parchment paper.

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The coolest thing about the dish was the ridiculously small patty pan squash.  I’ve never seen squash that small.  Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience.

Notes

  • Good atmosphere
  • Great service
  • Best possible ingredients, although I’m not sure how much of it is organic
  • They are BYOB and do have a corking fee
  • Prices are what I consider high, for Lancaster. My salad was $13 and entree $25.
  • Make reservations