Time: June 2, 2011 from 7:15pm to 11:45pm
Location: Sands End, Fulham, London
Street: Stephendale Road
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/#!/gr…
Phone: 07932 611 042
Event Type: vegan, vegetarian, dinner, supperclub, pop-up, restaurant
Organized By: Alice Bamford
Latest Activity: May 27, 2011
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My Chef training at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York gave me a vast recipe bank to help me create inspirational dishes that help support the body. I was particularly astounded by the taste and quality of the vegan dishes that we made.
Before studying in New York, and not being a vegan myself, I had never knowingly met a vegan, let alone knowingly eaten a vegan meal. I only knew about the funny looking synthetic stuff that is sold in health food shops as pretend bacon, sausages and cheese. I admit I thought that those products were pretty much the extent of the vegan diet – but oh my, was I wrong! Well sourced, carefully prepared vegan food is absolutely delicious and I feel totally blessed to have be exposed to so many dishes over my 6 months of training.
I think the word ‘vegan’ amongst so many omnivores conjures up misunderstandings about why people choose to follow such a seemingly strict diet. Yes, the animal rights aspect is one reason some chose to be vegan, but when you look at the health benefits from following a well-balanced ‘plant based’ diet, you come to see why so many choose to be vegan also. I will leave you to delve into the benefits of a plant based diet in your own time but I would like to showcase my vegan food to prove that purely plant based foods can be glorious feast for the taste buds.
Tonight’s meal is for Love a Locavore’s Vegan and Lactose intolerant followers as well as those of you who are just vegan-curious for health reasons, or who just want to challenge me to make a meal, just out of plants, that will taste amazing!
It being June, I very much hope you will be able to dine al-fresco.
The menu ideas so far are as follows….a kind of Asian-European fusion at present but subject to change….
Vietnamese crystal rolls with a homemade sweet chilli sauce
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolma)
Gazpacho served with raw garlic courgette noodles and homemade bread
Thai Green Curry Herb Crusted Aubergine Stack
Almond Crusted Lemon Tart with raspberry puree
As ever, fresh peppermint tea served with homemade dairy free chocolate truffles
Sound good?! Remember, there is no meat, dairy or honey in any of these dishes. Just pure plant-based ingredients!
BYOB of what ever you fancy - why not experience an entirely vegan night by finding some vegan wine to have with your meal? A lot of wines and beers are clarified using animal products you see.
http://www.veggiewines.co.uk/supermarketsw.htm - is a good link to where you can find vegan wines in supermarkets but Wholefoods, Able and Cole and a lot of health food shops will stock them.
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