New York's Eleven Madison Park, one of the most high-end and luxurious fine dining restaurants in the world, has decided to hop onto the vegan bandwagon after its scheduled reopening next month, according to announcements made by the owner and head chef Daniel Humm.
Eleven Madison Park, which is known for serving top-of-the-shelf products to its customers, will just fall short of being completely vegan as the restaurant will continue to serve animal-based products like milk and honey with certain beverages.
A two-pronged reason was given for the decision by Humm. He said that the environmental concerns highlighted in the COVID-19 pandemic were one of the core reasons while the "sustainability" of the "current food system" was in question, reported by CBS News.
"It was clear that after everything we all experienced this past year, we couldn't open the same restaurant", he said in a statement.
The team of chefs at Eleven Madison Park spent their social distancing days in the past year developing new recipes, which are reportedly all using plant-based ingredients, to introduce in their revolutionised restaurant.
The vegan storm has hit a multitude of restaurants in the United States, including fast food outlets such as Burger King and McDonald's. While most restaurants have not completely eliminated animal-based products from their menus, many have opted for serving plant-based options.