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Meat-free Monday?Posted at 12:02PM, 01 March 2010 by Alison Bowles - Travel editor, olive magazine
As a vegetarian of twenty years who is frequently disappointed by tired and expensive vegetarian options, any new vegetarian additions to restaurant and pub menus are a plus. It's exciting news for me that chefs are starting to support Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday campaign, as perhaps this will push restaurants to review their tired veggie options of goat's cheese salads and penne pasta.
Perhaps this will push restaurants to review their tired veggie options
This Saturday, I've booked a table at Aldo Zilli's new vegetarian restaurant, Zilli Green. This transformation of his Soho flagship was inspired by a letter from Paul McCartney and the menu offers imaginative dishes at great prices, such as Artichoke chips with harissa, £3.80, and Black truffle lasagne, £8.95. Other chefs who have pledged their support include Giorgio Locatelli, Skye Gyngell and Yotam Ottolenghi and their menus, though not totally vegetarian on Mondays or any other day, offer good vegetarian options.
Have you heard of this campaign and is it something you're building into your weekly meal plan? Do you know of any other chefs or restaurants that are offering good vegetarian options?