Eleven Madison Park, the Manhattan restaurant that has been called one of the best in the world, is going vegan. The 3-Michelin-star fine-dining establishment famous for its suckling pig, sea urchin and lavender-glazed duck was forced to close its doors in March last year because… COVID. Head chef Daniel Humm spent much of the lockdown launching his charitable venture Eleven Madison Truck preparing food boxes and to-go meals for needy families. And it made him realise that the modern food system was “simply not sustainable,” he says. “It was clear that after everything we all experienced this past year, we couldn’t open the same restaurant,” he said. While meat will now be off the menu, the restaurant’s hefty US$335 set menu fee will stay in place. But diners can feel like they’ve done something good – every meal purchased will now provide 5 meals to people in need.
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