Vedge popping up in the Poconos, gets Food & Wine praise

Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau, the owners of Vedge restaurant.

Here's something different for the Poconos - the land of heart-shaped bathtubs:

Vegan cooking.

Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pa., is running a health-and-wellness series in September and October. As part of it, guests can order vegan dishes created by Rich Landau of Center City's Vedge.  

Landau is developing wild mushroom cioppino (tomato fennel broth, leeks, miniature potatoes) and roasted cauliflower steak (saffron sauce, fresh peas, rouille, toast). 

Info on the series is here (PDF).

Landau and wife/partner Kate Jacoby's new Vedge cookbook comes out Sept. 3.

Vedge also was listed in Food & Wine's August issue among the top-20 vegan/vegetarian restaurants in America. See it here.