The vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi opens three restaurants in New York on the same day
On Valentine’s Day, vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi will be opening three new restaurants in New York City for special ticketed dinner events. Under his vegan restaurant and bar company, Overthrow Hospitality, DeRossi will launch the vegan southern and soul food concept Cadence, which offers a multi-course selection of dishes from Chef Shenarri Greens on Valentine’s Day, including palm cake, jerk mac and cheese and southern Fried lasagna, along with black-owned wine. The vegan Mexican concept Etérea by head chef Xila Caudillo offers a multi-course dinner with dishes such as corn rib elote, tamales and cauliflower rancheros, as well as a cocktail menu with tequila and mezcal. And finally, the vegan pasta bar Soda Club offers a multi-course pasta tasting menu from head chef Amira Gharib and sparkling wine on Valentine’s Day. On the same day, New York City plans to reopen indoor dining with a capacity of 25 percent, so that ticket events in Take place indoors.
DeRossi’s herbal plan
In 2016 DeRossi promised to make as many of his then 15 restaurants as possible completely vegan in order to adapt them to his own lifestyle. Since then, the restaurateur has removed animal products from his older Ladybird and Mother of Pearl restaurants and opened new vegan restaurants such as Saramsam, Avant Garden, Fire & Water, Honeybee’s and Dollface. The restaurants Ladybird, Avant Garden and Saramsam will only reopen for one day on Valentine’s Day. The restaurants then continue their hibernation until spring.
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