Vegan dining has come a long way in the past five years. As a hardened vegan myself, I’ve known the struggles of having very limited options, from the days of soggy, undercooked bean burgers lining the menus to a side of chips being the only vegan option at most restaurants. Fast forward to 2021 and the choice is endless. We’re now seeing even Michelin-starred chefs wanting to try their hand at opening up vegan fine dining restaurants, which is great news for the plant-based movement. But is charging £30 for a vegan ‘steak’ one step too far? 

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is amongst the first to announce that he’ll be doing just so. News has spread that the renowned chef, known for his multiple restaurants and steakhouses, will soon be introducing vegan steaks onto his menus. And these aren’t just vegan steaks, these are 3D printed vegan steaks. 

We hear you say ‘what th…’, but apparently it’s a thing!

White announced that he would be venturing into this new meat movement, planning to start selling meat alternatives from the brand Redefine Meat, an Israeli company that’s come up with a way to print plant based steaks… 

The vegan meat alternative is made using your typical meat substitute: soy and pea protein, but they’ve gone one step further and have thrown 3D printing and their ‘own proprietary technology’ into the mix.  

White plans to start selling meat alternatives from the brand Redefine Meat, an Israeli company that’s come up with a way to print plant based steaks… 

The result? A rich, juicy and succulent texture that bridges the gap between meat and your usual plant-based alternatives. They’ve come up with meat alternatives for all of meat lovers’ meals, from kebab meats with a rich lamb tang to sausages and minced beef for casseroles, beef skewers for BBQing to ‘cigars’, a veganised take on the Middle Eastern favourite.

 

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Redefine Meat is planning to make appearances at many European restaurants and supermarkets soon, with White amongst the first to add the meat alternative to some of the restaurant’s menus. For the hefty price of up to £30. Which might be about right for a high-ish end steak, but for vegans, it’s pretty steep. 

The company has quite literally helped to redefine vegan dining to a new level and I can’t say that I’m not at least slightly intrigued by sampling one of their steaks at one of White’s restaurants. Even if it does mean dining in a literal steakhouse as a vegan, which is something I never thought I’d hear myself saying.

Find out more about Redefine Meat at www.redefinemeat.com or book a table at one of White’s restaurants at www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk


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