Michelin-starred French chef Alexis Gauthier has made the Gauthier Soho restaurant 100 percent vegan, despite threatening to lose regular customers. The chef, who previously prepared meals in traditional French style using plenty of butter, milk and meat, decided to change his restaurant accordingly after becoming vegan.
Stating that he is willing to lose his loyal customers, Gauthier told The Telegraph, he said: “It’s been a big problem, I was aware that I had a fight on my hands, especially as many customers have been eating my food since I was at Roussillon. I understand people feel let down. No one says I don’t agree with you, they respect it but – equally – they want to eat meat and fish when they go out. I get that, but I say, trust me, what we cook is as good as that. Some people are up for it and some aren’t. It’s hard to replicate the skin of a roast chicken or the depth of flavour of a lobster, but we have to try.”