The 2021 Met Gala Will Serve A 100% Vegan Menu For The First Time
by Laura Barns
The world's most iconic fashion calendar event is getting a green makeover.
This year, the Met Gala will be serving an entirely vegan menu to its star-studded guests.
The plant-based menu will be a collective effort from 10 notable New York chefs selected by acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson. The roster includes Junghyun Park of Atomix, Aquavit executive chef Emma Bengtsson, Le Bernardin pastry chef Thomas Raquel, Wildair’s Fabian von Hauske, Sophia Roe, Fariyal Abdullahi, Nasim Alikhani, Lazarus Lynch, Erik Ramirez and Simone Tong.
“They represent what the food scene in New York today looks like … what the next generation of food looks like, tastes like, where it lives,” Samuelsson told Bon Appétit.
“We thought it was important to really talk about what’s present, what’s happening — how food is changing in America,” Samuelsson continued. “We want to be the future of American food, of plant-based food. That conversation is happening now.”
The menu has not been revealed; however, foodies-at-home can recreate each chef’s Met Gala-inspired “summertime picnic” recipe via Instagram Reels under the hashtag #MetGalaChefs.
The event will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
Photo credits: NME
by Laura Barns
Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way.