Eleven Madison Park Drops Meat

High class restaurant, Eleven Madison Park located in NYC, has dropped all meat after the Covid-19 pandemic. Eleven Madison Park is famous for their upscale dinning and gourmet menu; meals such as, glazed duck, the butter-poached lobster and foie gras. Chef Daniel Humm claims his restaurant will replace animal products with plant-based options. Currently, the restaurants most famous menu change being: the amaranth seed and sweet peas served with a creamy fermented almond cream and pea-miso puree. The alter in menu is exciting, but why change?

Over the pandemic, the team at Eleven Madison Park got to work. While Covid had the restaurant closed, the employees focused on feeding the hungry through a partnership with a nonprofit group. After working tightly with the nonprofit, Humm gained a new perspective, “it was becoming ever clearer that the current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways.”

The restaurant and Humm were excited about reopening and announcing their experimenting withy vegetable broths, plant-based creams and butters, and fermented ingredients. The only exceptions being made, is milk and honey will still be served with coffee and tea.

The company believes their restaurant serves a higher purpose than maintaining a high class reputation. Chef Humm says, “A restaurant experience is about more than what’s on the plate. We are thrilled to share the incredible possibilities of plant-based cuisine while deepening our connection to our homes: both our city and our planet.”

It is a very bold move of Eleven Madison Park to make this switch, but the company and it’s customers have high hopes. Inspired by their stand, Manhattan’s Dirt Candy and ABCV, Philadelphia’s Vedge and Los Angele’s Crossroads Kitchen have all added plant-based options to their menu. I would recommend eating at this restaurant to support their plant conscious choice. The famous restaurant switching to all fake eat is a huge step for the green planet movement, and I hope to see more decisions like it.

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