New York

Juni, chef Shaun Hergatt

New York’s latest super-cool fine dining eatery, Juni, is perfect for vegetarians and those wanting a lighter, albeit just as tasty vegetable-inspired experience of New York’s stunning local and seasonal produce. 

Launched earlier this month, chef Shaun Hergatt’s new Vegetarian Tasting Menu is set to change regularly, according to the availability of produce within the year’s many micro-seasons.

The menu is an homage to the season, explains chef Shaun Hergatt who says that “At Juni I talk about seasonality. But for me it means so much more than four seasons. I pick the ripest and finest product available at that time and serve it as the star. To make it onto the menu, produce has to be at its very ripest….and having grown up on a farm where I learnt how to cook straight from the earth, ‘ripeness’ comes as second nature to me.”

Sample dishes from Juni’s tantalizing Vegetarian Tasting Menu include:

Fresh hearts of palm

Purple basil

Arugula soup

Lovage oil

Garden peas

Lemon essence

Gnocchi

Freeze dried goat cheese

Strawberry

Sumac    

All of which while simply named are anything but, perfectly representing chef Shaun’s skilled technique, artistic plating and love of vibrant flavours.

Juni’s menu is priced at $50. For more information visit juninyc.com

 

Australia

Attica, chef Ben Shewry

Born and raised in rural North Taranaki on the rugged west coast of the North Island, New Zealand, chef Ben Shewry believes that food can have a deeper meaning than just another item to consume; it can be evocative, emotional and thought provoking, appealing to all of the senses.

His restaurant, Attica’s (Victoria, Australia) Vegetarian Tasting Menu is no exception to this rule, with dishes taking inspiration from Ben’s own childhood; from the volcanoes, rivers, oceans and native bush that make up Taranaki, as well as his current Australian surroundings.

Attica’s Vegetarian Tasting menu is $190 per person, with matched wines, $305 per person. July’s menu currently consists of:

Cauliflower and Sorrel


Cucumbers, Holy Flax, Goats Milk

Carrots, Ground Berries and Bunya Bunya

Minted Potato, Medium Rare


Leeks and Seaweed Butter


Fresh Polenta and Thyme


Pears and Maidenii

The Industrious Beet

attica.com.au

 

London

Pied á Terre, chef Marcus Eaves

London’s flourishing foodie scene is all the more inviting with the addition of Pied à Terre and its gloriously plant-based 
Vegetarian Tasting Menu.

The list of dishes below is just a taster of Pied à Terre’s usual vegetarian Tasting Menu, as all of the Michelin starred restaurant’s menus change regularly in line with the seasons.

Green Asparagus and Chervil Velouté with Pea Shoots, a Soft Poached Quail Egg and Perigord Truffle

Salad of Italian Bitter Leaves with Romaine Lettuce, Croutons and Grated Parmesan Cheese

New Season White Asparagus with Wild Garlic Panna cotta, Garlic Mayonnaise, Castlefranco and Mizuna

Carrots Cooked in Blackened Spices with Squash Purée, Cracked Wheat, Chilli, Coriander and Mint

Sweet Onion and Morel Tart with Buttered Spinach, Shallot and Liquorice Purée, Braised Pencil Leeks

Cheese Selection

A Tasting of Lemon and Blood Orange

Valrhona Chocolate Crème with Caramel Sauce, Salted Peanut Ice Cream and Chocolate Jelly

Coffee and Petits Fours

Sommelier Decouverte Suggested Wine per Course £58.00


Sommelier Classic Suggested Wine per Course £90


Champagne Tasting, Four Glasses of Champagne to Accompany the Menu £70.00

pied-a-terre.co.uk

 

South Africa

The Test Kitchen, chef Luke Dale-Roberts

British-born chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ philosophy is all about fantastic fare in a casual yet stylishly chic setting. At his award-winning restaurant, The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa, guests are treated to forward-thinking dishes inspired by his travels through Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Switzerland and the Philippines and the second-to-none ingredients he has access to in his unique part of the world.

When Luke first opened The Test Kitchen in 2010, it was part dining room part lab where he and his team would test out new recipes for his constantly evolving menu – hence the name, The Test Kitchen. Luke’s 12-course Vegetarian Gourmand evening tasting menu and Vegetarian Discovery lunch menu is a testament to his passion for creativity and unique flavour combinations.

With wine, the comprehensive Vegetarian Gourmand tasting menu costs R1250 (roughly £69.00) and without, R800 (£44). For the health-bots amongst you, this lavish-yet-light menu also comes with the option of a tea pairing, priced at R1000 (£55).

African Rosti - Amasi curd, wood fired onion stock, beetroot rosti, quail egg

 Grilled Fine Beans - tofu miso suke, mirin and olive oil dressing, miso on toast, braised shitake, raw shitake

 Home Dried Tomato - sesame and aubergine puree, smoked goats cheese mousse

 Potato & Leek Vichyssoise - freshly pickled apples, blini foam

 Salt Baked Celeriac - potato and snoek medley, roasted potato skin puree, smoked red onion foam

 BBQ Broccoli - with blue cheese

 Ajo Blanco - Almond milk, pan seared tofu, sherry glazed grapes, almond falafel

 Butter Roasted Courgette - caper and anchovy emulsion, curly kale, cauliflower purée

 Grapefruit

Apple

 Guava

 Lemon

thetestkitchen.co.za

Germany

Lerbach, chef Nils Henkel

Grand Chef Relais & Chateâux, Nils Henkel, is the brains behind this last but by no means least top vegetarian Tasting Menu from FOUR.

Nils began his training as a chef in 1986 at the Romantik Hotel Voss-Haus in Eutin before taking on his role as sous chef at restaurant Lerbach, located at the luxury Schloss Hotel in Germany, under legendary three-Michelin star chef Dieter Müller, before becoming head chef in 2008.

Today, restaurant Lerbach’s menu favours modern influences, different textures and seasonal produce. Its Vegetarian Tasting Menu is a testament to chef Nils’ creativity and love of locally sourced produce, featuring the restaurant’s — which is now the bearer of two much-coveted Michelin stars — very own honey and vegetables.

This particular vegetarian gourmet menu has been going since May and will remain available to diners throughout the month of August.

Amuse Bouche Farmer’s Salad

Marinated beans, sheep cheese, olives, cucumber

Green Asparagus

Miso mash, soy foam, umeboshi plums

Marinated cereals

Preserved peach, spruce sprouts, kefir

Pappardelle

Artichokes, parmesan, tomato

Fermented cauliflower *

Rapeseed milk, oxalis

Malted sourdough

Quails’ egg, yellow beet, chanterelles, lovage

Brin D’amour *

Lerbach honey, green strawberries, fresh almonds

Carrots

Gooseberries, ground elder, goat’s yoghurt

NIBBLES

€155 FOR 8 COURSES

€
125 FOR 6 COURSES WITHOUT THESE DISHES *

For more visit schlosshotel-lerbach.com