Boutique Windsor hotel launches an exciting new vegan menu

The Castle Hotel Windsor have launched a brand-new, plant-based menu. The Executive Magazine takes a look
Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

The Castle Hotel Windsor and its inhouse restaurant, Leaf, is announcing the launch of a brand-new Veganuary menu, created in collaboration with Vegan Consultant Alison Knight and Head Chef, Suraj Lokhande. The Veganuary set menu will be a core part of the menu from January. This menu will include a delicious variety of plant-based dishes including Beetroot Tartare, Cauliflower Steak and Butterbean Cassoulet, with tempting desserts such as Dark Chocolate and Orange Cake as well as Apple and Rhubarb Crumble. 

The Veganuary menu will be served in Leaf – The Castle Hotel Windsor’s renowned restaurant – an independent dining experience in the heart of Windsor which aims to nourish the mind, body and soul with locally sourced produce and healthy dining options. These new plant-based additions will take the total number of vegan-friendly dishes at Leaf to over 50% of the menu, allowing guests to choose a variety of plant-based options during the month of Veganuary. Alison Knight, Vegan Consultant, and Suraj Lokhande, Head Chef, have worked together to create a plant-based menu with a difference, offering delicious alternatives to the usual Vegan options. Alison is a former Deputy Leader of Windsor & Maidenhead Council, where she also held the sustainability portfolio. She is also extremely passionate about animal welfare and reducing her impact on the environment. Veganuary is now in its 10th year, encouraging people to cut out meat, fish, dairy and eggs and replace them with healthy protein sources such as legumes, tofu, nuts and whole grains. 

Commenting on the new menu, Sam Goss, General Manager of The Castle Hotel Windsor explains: “The Veganuary menu is about offering delicious gourmet dishes which appeal to a Vegan or conscious-diner as well as being good for the planet and our health. We’ve long offered plant-based options here at Leaf and already offer a vegan afternoon tea, but in support of Veganuary, we really wanted to enhance what we can offer vegan, veggies and flexitarians all year round.’’

Suraj Lokhande, Head Chef at Leaf comments: ‘’It’s been great fun coming up with the new menu items and working with Alison Knight on this special Veganuary menu, especially being vegetarian myself. I will also be taking part in Veganuary this year!” 

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