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Events – Romantic Vegan Feast for forty

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London Personal Chef was commissioned  to create a romantic vegan feast over two days for the University of Sydney.

Forty participants enjoyed breakfast, lunch and a cocktail party on day one, and lunch and afternoon tea on day two of the Nature and Culture in German Romanticism and Idealism Conference.

A great opportunity to compose an interesting, varied and delicious menu  without meat, fish or dairy.

Sample of wholesome ingredients:

Capsicums from orange to red

red capsicum


















Basil, mint and parsley for the pesto

Basil, parsley and mint for the vegan pesto










Diced dragon fruits for the black sticky rice pudding in coconut milk

dragon fruits








Day one.

Eat me baby one more time: Sorghum, lentil, pea on a bed of crushed purple and common carrot with caraway seeds topped with vegan pesto

Eat me baby one more time








Risoni, pumpkin and chickpea with a harissa dressing

The romantic period








West meet East: Pak choy and  French green beans in a lime and soy dressing

West meet East









Steamed sweetcorn and capsicum with lemongrass

steamed swwetcorn








Eggplant in eruption with an almond tarator

eggplant eruption








Minced fruit with almond, pistachio and pine nut crust

mince fruit slice








Cocktail party for the Book Launch, The Relevance of Romanticism.

Accompanied by the violinist Goetz Richter and pianist Joanell Carrigan (Sydney Conservatorium of Music).

“Music as Philosophy: Beethoven’s Rhetoric of Romanticism”

The Menu:

Little taboule

small taboule







The North and the South in negotiations: Sweet potato and corn galettes topped with lemony and chilli avocado

North and South in negocciation








Mushroom and cashew cheese pate on an olive oil crackers

mushroom and cashew pate







Little amuse gueules of caramelized onions and pistachio dukka

drawer lines








Day two.

Mango, Japanese knoe noodles, eggplant and miniature kale

mango, Japanese noodes, eggplant








Roasted cauliflower steaks with a black tahini and soya dressing

cauliflower and black tahini








Majadara with a touch of romance









Homage to the  Sahara’s people: Roasted yam in a green curry sauce topped with coconut powder

homage to the Sahara people








Watermelon and orange














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