London-based restaurant, M Victoria RAW, is to launch a new vegetarian and gluten-free menu to go live on 7 June.
Executive chef Oleg Ibragimov, formerly of the Fat Duck and Le Manoir, has created a modern menu designed to accommodate clean eating dining and free from preferences. As well as wholly vegetarian and gluten-free, the offering is largely vegan and clearly identifies calorie counts, dietary tags and nutritional content.
The new menu include starters of Tofu tartare, plum puree, daikon and sriracha, or a flavour packed smoked aubergine with a miso glaze and dashi. Heartier main courses are predominantly vegan, taking their beginnings from wholegrains.
Mains include buckwheat risotto with cauliflower, king mushrooms and summer truffle and courgette spaghetti with roasted organic vegetables and pine nuts.
Ibragimov said: “When developing the menu, I aimed to get as close as possible to the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals and proteins in each dish. I’ve also used only seasonal produce as it guarantees we are using the most naturally nutritious food available at the time.
“Whilst the dishes are packed full of flavour, I’ve tried to reduce the amount of process involved to allow the organic flavour of the ingredients to really shine. Saying that, I have introduced a few fermented ingredients to not only add zing and interest to the plate, but also improve gut health.”
Martin Williams, CEO of M Restaurants and Gaucho, added: “London needs a high quality, entirely gluten-free, vegetarian restaurant and we’re delighted to deliver. The culture of considered flexitarian and free-from dining has a new restaurant to call home. The launch of the RAW restaurant at M Victoria St, is arguably our most imaginative, disruptive venture to date.”