One of my all-time favorite vegan upscale restaurants was Horizons in Philadelphia. It is closed for business, as the owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are opening a new restaurant called Vedge (to be open in the coming weeks hopefully). A great recipe that I made from their Horizons: New Vegan Cuisine cookbook is the delicately delicious White Bean and Cauliflower Soup with Truffle Oil. The blend of cauliflower and white bean is creamy and exquisite. This makes a nice meal with a simple salad and crusty bread or as a starter to a gourmet multi-course dinner.