The Michelin-starred restaurant that’s saving the planet: listen now
This week I chat to restaurateur David Moore, from Pied à Terre – one of London’s longest standing Michelin fine dining restaurants – which offers vegetarian and vegan menus.
From adding vegan dishes to the menu to attempting to have zero waste in his kitchen, he tells me how he’s trying to have a positive impact on the planet.
It all started with a tasting menu at The French Laundry in California when David, on holiday with his wife, noticed how there was no fuss made when he said he was vegetarian at the Michelin star restaurant. It was then that he decided that his London restaurant, Pied a Terre, needed to follow suit and offer a vegetarian menu to his guests.
Now with veganism, David realises that it isn’t a fad but is, in fact, here to stay and believes chefs across the country are working harder to include vegan options on the menu which is, in turn, sparking creativity in restaurants.
We discuss how times are changing and how he thinks we’ll look back in years to come and say: “did we really eat meat every day?” just like we look back now and say: “did we really smoke on buses?”.
Food waste is also a huge passion for David and, in his kitchen, he is trying to have zero waste from all the fresh produce he prepares. In the podcast we discuss the manifesto on the menu and can confirm, that since we spoke, he has indeed moved it to the very front page of the menu.
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