Chef Jamie Oliver, known here in the States for his (now-cancelled) “Food Revolution” reality series and healthy eating initiatives, honored the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society with a little gratis vegan meal last night.
“A very big thank-you to Chef Jaime Oliver for treating the entire crew of the Steve Irwin to a free vegan dinner at Jaime’s Italian restaurant at Canary Wharf last night,” wrote Captain Paul Watson on his Facebook page.
The M/Y Steve Irwin is currently docked in London through September 13th as part of its return trip from a successful campaign in the Faeroe Islands to yet another potential confrontation with the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.
As for Oliver, he recently found himself in a bit of controversy after it was discovered that his menus (along with those of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay) were offering endangered European eels. A spokesman for Oliver issued a mea culpa stating that “eel has occasionally been on the menu at Fifteen London but will now come off the menu until we have done further research into the state of eel stocks.”