Celebrities Will Eat Vegan At BAFTA This Weekend
Celebrities attending the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards this weekend will eat vegan.
On Sunday, head chef Anton Manganaro will treat A-listers to an extravagant vegan meal. Vegan celebrities including Jessica Chastain, Alan Cumming, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Joaquin Phoenix and Natalie Portman are said to be in attendance. With many more non-vegans present, we’re looking forward to hearing how the food is enjoyed.
While the chef isn’t vegan himself, he’s planned a healthy dish comprised of peppers roasted over English Beachwood, leek and wild mushrooms, pickled heritage carrots with poppy seed dressing and beetroot gel, and black and white quinoa with radish, lemon and avocado. Celebs will also get the option to nosh on aubergine tian with peppers, chestnut mushrooms, herb crust, tomato salsa, leaf spinach and rosemary potatoes. Fancy!
It’s great to see that a highly publicized, red carpet event can promote eating vegan to their attendees and audience at large. This menu comes as a huge departure from last year’s offerings; smoked salmon, braised short rib, and mousse milk puree. Yet another sign that 2016 is the year of vegan! Here’s hoping that other award ceremonies take note, and follow suit.
Are you going to be watching BAFTA on Sunday? Plan to make our buy yourself a vegan feast, so you feel one step closer to being there! You may or may not also add a cardboard cutout of Natalie Portman to your evening, so you can discuss her brief hiatus and return to veganism.