Veg It Up! P.E.I. Begins Today!
Last year, a new group in Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), Canada, called Veg PEI, organized a three-day Veg It Up! challenge. The event challenged “restaurants in P.E.I. to ‘Veg It Up’ from September 23 to 25 by asking chefs to come up with unique vegan dishes to add to their menu during that time.”
Now, the event is back for round two, already stronger than last year. According to organizer Hilary Wood:
“The feedback was incredible. The only negative feedback we got was that it was only three days.”
Veg PEI took that feedback into consideration and as a result, this year’s event will run for nine days. CBC notes:
“14 restaurants in P.E.I. are taking up the challenge to create a new signature vegan dish.”
According to the group’s Facebook page, some of the signature vegan dishes planned by the 14 different restaurants include Neapolitan pizza (with a tex-mex twist), mac & cheese, shepherd’s pie, a cashew, almond and mushroom loaf, Moroccan curry and “fish” & chips!
The event runs from September 22 to 30, and you can participate and stay updated right here.