The Plettenberg champions world vegan month with new plant-based dishes
The Plettenberg is celebrating World Vegan Month (November) with the introduction of two new, plant-based dishes created by newly appointed head chef, Kyle Macaskill.
1 November is recognised globally as World Vegan Day to mark the establishment of the Vegan Society in 1944. It was in those early days that the phrases ‘vegan’ and ‘veganism’ were first coined. Today, more than 70 years later, the benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment are widely known and chefs all over the world are preparing creative vegan menus to meet the increasing demand from diners.
Kyle Macaskill, who was recently promoted to head chef at The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay, says that he too has noticed an increased demand from diners for vegetarian and vegan options. ‘I enjoy experimenting a little and my aim is to execute a perfect marriage of flavours using local produce. The two new dishes have been created to enchant the senses of not only our vegan patrons but our Meat-free Monday followers too.’ A selection of vegan-friendly wines is available for perfect pairings.
The warm roast cauliflower salad comprises chargrilled roast cauliflower, avocado mousse, tomato salsa, African pesto, balsamic reduction, and a micro salad to reveal the distinct African and Asian flavours of these cultures.
Taking on a strong Asian influence, the sesame fried soba noodles are served with ponzu-seared summer greens, charred onions, roast baby tomatoes and kimchi to deliver a whopping taste sensation. The flavour profile includes the nuttiness of toasted sesame and buckwheat noodles (free from gluten and any animal products), sweetness from the ponzu-seared vegetables and an umami-packed punch from the homemade kimchi which is rich in probiotics.
The Plettenberg invites restaurant reservations from the public and is open daily for lunch and dinner. Browse the Plettenberg Hotel menu.
About The Plettenberg
The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, pristine beaches and dense green forests, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. The 5-star Small Luxury Hotels of the World property has direct beach access and showcase some of the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 37 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and two spectacular Villas.
Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of The Plettenberg restaurant, where deliciously fresh seafood dishes are served in a mesmerising seaside setting.. The Sandbar meanwhile, is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks, as well as tea, wine and meticulously crafted signature cocktails throughout the day. Guests may relax at one of two pools with stunning sea views, or on the Sun Lounge & Terrace, before getting pampered at the Fresh Wellness Spa, or indulging in a spot of shopping at The Collection Boutique. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic seaside escape or an action-packed family holiday, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.
Did you know that the Plettenberg Hotel was voted among Southern Africa’s best hotels in a Conde Nast Traveller survey?