Reading Time: < 1 minute 'Riyadh Season is an exciting time in the capital, and playing a prominent role in the food and beverage offerings means a lot to all of us at the hotel' Credit: Supplied
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Vegan investor and environmentalist Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is championing plant-based food via the Four Season Hotel during the cultural festival, Riyadh Season, in Saudi Arabia.

This is in partnership with renowned chef Matthew Kenney, following the launch of the Folia menu exclusively at the hotel chain.

Prince Khaled helps festival go more plant-based

The festival comprises of various events and attractions. And in the culinary sector, more than 200 restaurants and 70 cafés will be taking part. Within the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, daily offerings and experiences commence from October 24 to December 8.

For the Four Seasons diners, Chef Kenney will provide two six-course menus featuring kelp noodles, and pistachio pesto.

Moreover, it’s been created with the shared vision that the future of food is plant-based.

‘Exquisite’ plant-based dishes

In a statement sent to PBN, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh senior general manager Guenter Gebhard said they were proud to provide guests with food cooked by world-renowned chefs such as Kenney.

Gebhard added: “Riyadh Season is an exciting time in the capital, and playing a prominent role in the food and beverage offerings means a lot to all of us at the hotel. 

“Our culinary team is looking forward to joining chefs from Pierre Hermé and Matthew Kenney to offer exquisite dishes with the pick of locally sourced ingredients.”

Prince Khaled added that the Folia menu collab is ‘truly the biggest moment’ for KBV Ventures, his venture capital investment company. 

Disclosure: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is an investor / shareholder and Director of Plant Based News Limited.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.