Michelin-star chef Alexis Gauthier has turned his London restaurant completely vegan, despite pushback from customers.
The French chef says he’s been working towards a 100 percent plant-based menu for a number of years now at his brasserie Gauthier Soho.
In an interview with Big Hospitality, he confirmed the restaurant will re-open on June 23, as COVID-19 restrictions are set to lift.
“There are no animal products in the restaurant whatsoever, not even in the chef’s pocket,” Gauthier told the publication. “I’m vegan myself; it would be unethical for me to profit from selling dead animals.”
Speaking about the pushback from customers, the chef added: “It’s been a big problem.
“I was aware I’d have a fight on my hands; I understand people feel let down…
“But I say ‘trust me, what we’re cooking is as good as that’. Some people are up for it and some aren’t.”
Moreover, Gauthier has recenntly opened a plant-based cafeteria entitled 123 Vegan at Mayfair department store in Fenwick.
The menu features dishes such as a Beyond Meat California cheeseburger, quesadillas and salads. Moreover, for desserts, it offers a Dark Chocolate ‘Vemesis’ Cake, seasonal sorbets, fruit salad, and more.
Prices range from £22 for two courses to £26 for three courses.