UK department store Harvey Nichols has announced an exclusive collaboration with vegan chef, blogger and author Gaz Oakley this January.
The pairing will see the man behind ‘Avant-Garde Vega’ hosting a special dining experience offering five courses of vegan-friendly food to diners on the Fifth Floor at the Knightsbridge flagship on January 23.
According to a spokesperson: “The evening will be a celebration of Oakley’s new cookbook, Vegan 100, launching on January 25 and offer guests the chance to taste some of his delicious creations cooked by the man himself.”
They added: “The menu will consist of a complimentary drink on arrival, followed by an amuse-bouche and a delicious arancini ball with ‘mozzarella’, crispy sage and a red pepper chutney to start.
“For the main guests can choose from two British classics, a ‘fillet steak’ Wellington or Camden Ale batter ‘fish’ n chips – using only vegan ingredients.
“For something sweet, Oakley will be serving up a choice of either a salted caramel chocolate bar or a coconut and vanilla ‘panna cotta’, followed by ‘melt in your mouth’ truffles to finish.
“To top it all off, there will also be a range of vegan wines on offer that pair beautifully with the menu.”
After the meal, Oakley will be signing copies of his brand new cookbook Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes from Avant-Garde Vegan.
Simon Youden, General Manager at Harvey Nichols said: “We are thrilled to be working with such a talented chef to celebrate Veganuary at Harvey Nichols.
“With over 250,000 YouTube subscribers, we have no doubt that Gaz’s dinner on the 23rd will be a huge success! We really hope our customers enjoy the event as much as we have enjoyed working with Gaz to create such a special experience.”
Gaz Oakley, chef and author added: “It’s a dream come true being able to take over London’s Harvey Nichols for one night only.
“I’m looking forward to getting back into a proper kitchen, wearing my chef whites and doing a service especially as I’m joined by my good friends, chefs Mark Parry and Joe Horne.
“I want to show off some of my classics from my book only presented in a more fine dining style to match the glamorous location.”
Harvey Nichols has also launched its first Vegan Menu, available in all stores nationwide throughout January 2018.