|Les Mutinés // Photo by The Brando|
The Brando in the French Polynesian islands just became a haven for vegans. The luxury hotel is the first hotel on the islands to offer vegan-friendly menus at its restaurants, including Les Mutinés, Beachcomber Café and in-room dining. The Brando commissioned Kelvin Au-leong, chef and owner of Invitation V, Vegan Bistro, in Montreal, to create the vegan menus. His menu is inspired by his world travels and uses the fresh produce grown in the hotel’s organic garden. He also trained the hotel’s chefs on vegan dining.
“More and more at The Brando our guests are requesting vegan dishes,” said Silvio Bion, the general manager at The Brando. “It’s been a great opportunity to work with Kelvin Au-Ieong, who is extremely talented and on the forefront of vegan cuisine. We look forward to introducing his distinctive and stylish vegan cuisine to our guests.”
The menus include battered artichoke with a creamy tartare sauce and mushroom dumplings. For a main course the hotel offers vegetables with a green curry sauce and coconut milk, tofu bourguignon in a red wine sauce, and organic rice spaghetti. For dessert try something sweet like the chocolate cake. There is also a selection of vegan wine and beer.
The vegan menu is part of the all-inclusive experience.