This is World Vegetarian Week, and three local restaurants are doing their best to make going meatless sound absolutely delicious. The Fireplace's three-course prix fixe meal ($33) features a tomato goat cheese and caramelized onion tart with sweet pea and roasted garlic risotto, plus dessert. Café Fleuri offers pasta fagioli soup ($9) and a classic imam bayildi ($20, above) - tender baby eggplant with herbed couscous. Pho Republique's two-course prix fixe ($22) starts with edamame-bok choy pot stickers or sugar snap peas with sesame soy and ginger, followed by pineapple-tofu Kung Pao or vegetarian red coconut curry with jasmine rice. The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline. 617-975-1900. fireplacerest.com. Café Fleuri, 250 Franklin St., Boston. 617-451-1900. boston.langhamhotels.com. Pho Republique, 1415 Washington St., Boston. 617-262-0005. phorepublique.net
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