For the first time ever, the annual Met Gala, the annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, will be serve an entirely plant-based menu. The Met Gala takes place on Monday 13th September in New York and celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021.
The fully vegan menu will be prepared by 10 up and coming chefs, namely Fariyal Abdullahi, Nasim Alikhani, Emma Bengtsson, Lazarus Lynch, Junghyun Park, Erik Ramirez, Thomas Raquel, Sophia Roe, Simone Tong, and Fabian von Hauske. This selection was chosen by chef Marcus Samuelsson after Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, who chairs the Met Gala, tasked him with assembling a group of chefs each with a unique story to tell.
The chosen chefs will prepare a range of plant based canapés, entrées, and desserts, with every dish based on each chef's interpretation of regional American cuisine.
"After a difficult two years for the restaurant industry, this will showcase the work and tell the stories of a dynamic group of chefs while presenting an exciting menu of delicious, plant-based dishes," chef MarcusSamuelsson said. "The gala offers an incomparable opportunity for emerging talent to elevate their careers and share their perspectives and craft."
Find out more about the Met Gala over on Vogue.