The most awaited event in fashion history, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, famously known as the Met Gala, is soon to be held in September. This year’s Met Gala will be co-chaired by actor Timothée Chalamet, vegan musician Billie Eilish, tennis star Naomi Osaka, and national youth poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and honorary chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Wintour. This year, they will be serving an all-vegan meal at the event!
The plant-based menu was crafted by ten famous New York-based chefs and Instagram influencers. They are Fariyal Abdullahi, Nasim Alikhani, Emma Bengtsson, Fabian von Hauske, Lazarus Lynch, Junghyun Park, Erik Ramirez, Thomas Raquel, Sophia Roe, and Simone Tong.
The previous Met Gala only served catered meals, this year, the event organizer and Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, challenged celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to create a modern American dining experience that matches the theme of this year’s Met Gala theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”
Prior to the Met Gala, the chefs and Vogue will share their “summertime picnic” recipes with #MetGalaChefs on Instagram Reels. So far, we have Nicoise Salad by Sophia Roe, Junghyun Park’s Gimbap, Baked Potato by Emma Bengtsson, and Watermelon Salad by Simone Tong.
American cuisine is going through major changes; after Eleven Madison Park reopened as a plant-based restaurant and the vegan Golden Globes, the other seems to be following the same path. The celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson, told bon appetit bon appétit, “We thought it was important to really talk about what’s present, what’s happening—how food is changing in America. We want to be the future of American food, of plant-based food. That conversation is happening now."
Samuelsson explained that bringing the plant-based issue to a fashion event felt natural, “both industries respect craftsmanship,” he stated. “Being a chef is all about working a lot with style, with people. It’s the same thing with fashion. It’s a different medium, but you’re really expressing a point of view, a sense of place.”
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