Chef Daniel Humm announced that when his highly acclaimed restaurant Eleven Madison Park reopens on June 10, it will no longer serve meat or seafood and will offer its guests a new entirely plant-based menu. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” Humm said.
Eleven Madison Park said in a statement today that the restaurant will not offer meat or seafood from its reopening next month. Switching to a vegan menu due to environmental concerns, the restaurant announced that it has become one of the high-profile restaurants. Humm said, “It was clear that after everything we all experienced this past year, we couldn’t open the same restaurant. We have always operated with sensitivity to the impact we have on our surroundings,” he said, “but it was becoming ever clearer that the current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.
The chef said he spent his days in the kitchen developing new dishes and meat and dairy products, such as plant-based milk, butter, and creams, delicious vegetable juices, fermented foodstuffs and added: “What at first felt limiting began to feel free, and we are only scratching the surface. All this has given us the confidence to reinvent what fine dining can be.”
Eleven Madison Park was awarded three Michelin stars and the No. 1 spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017.