Former Executive Chef of American Food & Beverage to Launch Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant!
Like many vegan chefs, Jeremy Miller, former executive chef of American Food & Beverage in Buckhead, Atlanta, had to balance his vegan lifestyle with his non-vegan workplace. After the closing of American Food & Beverage in January, however, the chef saw a new opportunity to work as he lived.
Miller announced that come February 21, he will officially be launching his vegan pop-up restaurant, Herbivore, at Cafe Sunflower, on 2140 Peachtree Street N.W. at 6 p.m. It will take place every other Sunday, and run until 10 p.m.
Herbivore will feature an a la carte menu of 12 to 15 small plates, and will include a dessert menu of three to four items. It will focus on using seasonal produce with a global taste, and will have a particularly strong Southeast Asian influence. As Miller isn’t interested in mimicking meat, he will not be including any dishes with faux meat options, like many other vegan restaurants and cafes.
With this new venture, Miller stated that he could finally:
“Devote my life to following a plant-based diet and living a vegan lifestyle. I gained a lot of respect for cooking vegan and raw vegan. [You have to] respect the vegetables – especially delicate vegetables. It’s a lot harder to prepare.”
Miller offered those counting the days until the launch a sneak peek at the menu, which will include kimchi dumplings with garlic pepper, roasted broccoli in a Thai curry with purple rice, and celery root pasta with red wine and truffles. The desserts are equally impressive, and will feature chocolate cake with vanilla mousse and red currants, and coconut ice cream with tapioca and winter fruit.
It seems Miller has found his true calling, and is a great example of what can happen when people are able to align their work with their ethics!
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