World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day takes place on 1st November and an increasing number of people are opting to go either fully vegan, vegetarian or cut down on the amount of animal- derived products they consume.

Following a vegan diet need not be difficult and the food can be delicious. The Vale is fortunate to have Gordon Gellatly as its in-house chef. Not only is he a whizz in the kitchen, he is also a committed vegan so well able to whip up a delicious vegan spread, as indeed he did a couple of weeks ago for a visiting family. 

The tasty menu comprised:

Vegan blue cheese/ beetroot, apple, celeriac & walnut

Faux beef, roast squash, porcini mushroom & spinach ‘Wellington’ served with porcini & thyme sauce

Chocolate fondant with ice cream

Gordon said: “Being vegan and in the catering business, I attend many seminars on the subject and very recently judged a vegan menu cookery competition. This request for a special meal at The Vale was an ideal opportunity to showcase what can produced and that vegan food has very much progressed from the nut roast.”