Crafted by celebrated executive sous chef Christian Buenrostro, the new raw vegan menu items are inspired by a commitment to fresh, local ingredients and a desire to cater to an array of healthy lifestyles. The hotel is elevating its vegan dining with the addition of nine, raw vegan dishes including starters, main courses and desserts.
“Through our newly-introduced raw vegan dishes, we are setting a new standard in healthy hotel dining with elevated vegan offerings in our popular Al Meylas lounge,” said Buenrostro. “Working alongside our team of culinary experts, we have created raw vegan lunch and dinner items that are both nourishing and delicious, infused with flavours and ingredients authentic to the diverse cuisine of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
In accordance with the rules of raw cooking, the food can be heated to a maximum temperature of 47°C in order to preserve nutrients and enzymes and keep the food in its most natural form.
Highlights of the menu include mixed field mushroom ceviche, baby gem tacos, raw kale Caesar salad, the classic raw vegan pizza and nachos, pad thai, banana pie, fudge “choco” cake and blueberry cheesecake.