Celebrity British chef Gordon Ramsay just opened his first restaurant in Chicago and he’s made sure vegan burgers are on the menu. Previously a fierce critic of all things vegan, Ramsay’s eponymous Gordon Ramsay Burger is built around eight iconic burger creations, one of which is simply the Vegan Burger. The all-plant-based burger includes a vegan patty, lettuce, tomato, avocado, garlic mayonnaise without eggs and is served on a vegan bun. The vegan patty can also replace the meat in any of the other burgers for an additional $ 6.
“As a huge fan of Chicago and its food scene, it’s an honor to now have a restaurant in this amazing city,” Ramsay said in a statement. “We can’t wait to serve Chicagoans our signature burger and some really delicious variations.”
Ramsay opened the first Gordon Ramsay Burger inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in 2012. The slightly different menu here has since been updated to also include a Viva Vegan Burger and, as with its Chicago location. , a herbal patty can be substituted for any signature burger.
Gordon Ramsay goes vegan … for lunch
Prior to 2018, Ramsay would often joke vegans and once declared he was allergic to them. But as the herbal movement gathered momentum, Ramsay changed his tone. In 2018, to the surprise of many, he tweeted: “I’ll try this #vegan thing,” alongside a photo of the vegan Charred Aubergine pizza he added to his restaurant Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza in London.
The positive reviews inspired the chef to continue experimenting with plant-based cooking and in January 2019 Ramsay kicked off the new year with a full vegan menu at the same restaurant (now called Bread Street Kitchen). The varied vegan menu included a pumpkin soup sprinkled with truffle oil, a superfood salad, a wild mushroom risotto, an eggplant pizza and a selection of desserts ranging from avocado mousse to chocolate and ice cream. banana.
The chef also recreated a vegan version of his famous Beef Wellington using beets instead of meat and a vegan Sunday roast (which angered disgraced TV personality Piers Morgan). Earlier this year, Ramsay went viral on TikTok with his most ambitious vegan recipe to date: a crispy vegan bacon made from a combination of buttered and spicy tofu crumbles (which act like bacon fat) layered between marinated rice paper strips that are cooked. to a crisp. At the end of the TikTok video, Ramsay makes a BLT with this vegan bacon creation and says, “I’m going vegan… for lunch.”
Gordon Ramsay embraces veganism
In addition to Gordon Ramsay Burger, the chef also operates other concepts in the United States, including the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill where dishes such as vegan meatballs with Moroccan spices and the Impossible Burger (served with cheddar cheese) vegan) adorns the menu at Atlantic City Restaurant, Location NJ.
In recent years, Ramsay has experienced many vegan moments and has even embraced veganism outside of his own restaurant kitchens. Earlier this year, Ramsay took his newfound love for the plant-based lifestyle a step further by welcoming the first vegan contestant, Josie Clemens, to the final season of his cooking reality show. Hell’s Kitchen. And Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen – a restaurant inspired by the reality TV show that’s inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas – a vegan menu is now available with dishes like tofu scallops, risotto with truffles and white beans in purgatory (cream-based cashew cheese).
In July, Ramsay also became an ambassador for a new campaign for vegan brand Silk to promote its oat milk. The Greatest Campaign of All Time (GOAT) features celebrity ambassadors who are GOATs in their own right, with Ramsay winning the title of “GOAT of Yelling in Kitchens”. The chef took to social media to promote Silk’s oat milk, which is allergen-friendly, even if you’re allergic to vegans.
“Well my kids had to pick on me, but now I really enjoy cooking more plant-based foods at home and in my restaurants,” Ramsay said. “Let me tell you, I know greatness when I taste it, and I love Silk Oatmilk for both sweet and savory recipes. ”
For more on Gordon Ramsay’s turn to vegan, read:
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