Michelin-star chef Shaun Rankin at London’s Flemings Mayfair Hotel, a firm believer in the versatility of vegetables, has created a dedicated vegan menu at Ormer Mayfair, which includes experimental dishes like Green Asparagus with Truffle, Wild Mushrooms and Artichoke (£14); Beetroot Radish with Kalamata Sorbet and White Balsamic (£8); and Coconut Panna Cotta with Vanilla, Mango and Mint (£9).
At the world famous Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, vegans can dine poolside on meat-free items such as Roasted “Califlower" with Citrus, Curry Oil, Mixed Greens ($29) and Farro Puttanesca with Heirloom Tomato, Kale, Mixed Olives, Capers, Herb Oil ($42). At New York’s Baccarat Hotel (baccarathotels.com), royal guests are treated to an exclusive vegan tea menu featuring savory treats such as Daikon Roll (Jicama, Grapefruit), Potato Crisp (Marigold, Micro Celery), Mushroom (Truffle, Baguette) and Cauliflower Walnut, Citrus Geleé).
Flemings Mayfair GM Henrik Muehle commented, “When most people hear the word ‘Vegan' they assume it limits to some degree their culinary options both in terms of variety and flavor. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. At Ormer Mayfair, our amazing Chef Shaun Rankin revels in the opportunity to showcase his creativity and talent in utilizing natural, fresh ingredients straight from the Earth. Hailing from the Channel Islands, Chef Rankin has a long history of holding vegetables in highest of esteem. We are seeing a growing number of luxury travelers to whom the Vegan lifestyle is important and it brings me great joy to be able to not only offer them a Vegan-specific menu, but one that rivals any non-vegan menu and can be enjoyed by all guests regardless of their beliefs."
The days of having to ask the chef to make something vegetarian just for you or only having to eat side dishes are over!