Upscale French Restaurant Plans to Become 100% Plant-Based in Two Years
Gauthier Soho, a fine dining French restaurant located in London, may be a very different restaurant in the next two years.
According to The Guardian, “chef and owner Alexis Gauthier has steadily turned his attention to vegan fare,” with a plan to “make the restaurant 100 per cent vegan.”
The chef himself became a vegan in 2016 following protests from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 2015. At the Restaurant Congress event in London on June 18, Gauthier stated:
“[PETA activists] were saying I was a horrible person because I was using foie gras. I thought about it and started to listen to what people had to say about the suffering of animals and thought ‘what am I here for? Is this really the future?'”
“Within 18 months to two years, we will hopefully be 100 per cent vegan. People will know there will be no impact on animals when they come into our restaurant. We are going from serving 20kg of foie gras every week five years ago to having no impact on animals, which I think is wonderful.”
Gauthier Soho already has many vegan options listed on the menu and there is currently a statement on veganism on the website, which states, in part:
“When the animal rights charity PETA ran an international vegan month back in October 2015, Gauthier Soho took part ‘really to test the water’, converting the vegetable menu to fully vegan, and coinciding with Alexis himself turning vegan. We were overwhelmed with the response. Since then, the vegan menu ‘Les Plantes’ has been available permanently, gathering fans with steadily increasing regularity.”
To read the full statement or view the current menu, visit this link.
Remember when we said London is a vegan paradise?