It’s official: vegan food has reached the top table of cuisine

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It’s official: vegan food has reached the top table of cuisine

The Michelin Guide has broken from convention and awarded a star to an eatery that forgoes all meat products

Jes Brodie

The Michelin Guide has acknowledged veganism as a meaningful food movement by awarding a Michelin Star to a completely plant-based restaurant in France. This is the first time the Michelin Guide has awarded a star to an institution that forgoes all meat products in France. The star was awarded at Michelin’s annual awards, held virtually on Monday.

The restaurant is called ONA — which stands for Origine Non-Animale (animal-free origin) and is named to reflect its 100% plant-based and animal-free cuisine. Located in the south west of France in the town of Arès, near Bordeaux, the restaurant is run by chef Claire Vallée.

Addressing her fans on instagram, Vallée had this to say of being awarded the star: “We will continue on this path because this star is mine, it is yours, it is that of the impossible, it is the one that definitively brings plant-based gastronomy into the closed circle of French and global gastronomy.”..

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