One of the many perks of living in London is the endless options of cafes, brunch spots and dinner plans. This did change a little when we first went vegan, our options became very limited and we stopped going out as we were bored of the bowl of chips with a side salad…
Nowadays we, I must say, are spoiled for choice. Fair enough we don’t have a vegan cafe on every corner but there are vegan options on the high street as well as in supermarket and restaurants. The fact that Aubaine, a traditionally French restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, is providing a full vegan menu means change is here to stay. People often ask me if I’m going with the trend, the mainstream, following a diet to stay slim. It is true that the louder the voices, the more I could no longer keep my head in the sand and deny the unsustainable torture of planet, humans and animals. Following my heart is the best thing I’ve ever done and now also the tastiest 🙂
The Aubaine Veganuary menu was a lovely surprise. The portobello mushroom and black bean burger is one of the best bean burgers I’ve ever had, not dry, great taste and texture.
Couldn’t recommend the raw Peruvian organic chocolate and raspberry brownie enough! Although it is very decadent (I sure didn’t mind as I ate both desserts ?) The raspberry sorbet is fresh and compliments it very well.
Beetroot and apple tartare with avocado and orange dressing
Roasted cauliflower with turmeric, smoked paprika, pine nuts and pomegranate
Mushroom bourguignon with mashed potato and carrot bacon
Portobello and black bean burger with French fries
Polenta and poached plum cake with mandarin sorbet
Raw Peruvian chocolate and raspberry brownie with raspberry sorbet
Aubaine have also sourced a fantastic vegan wine: Muscat/Viognier 2016 vintage, light and fresh.
Green juice and the Veganuary menu which will be continued in February
And yes, I ate both desserts… ☕️