Eleven Madison Park to Reopen as 100% Plant-Based Restaurant

Eleven Madison Park is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the world—including taking the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017. And yet, somehow, chef and owner Daniel Humm wants to join an even rarer club: becoming one of only two three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the world to not serve meat or seafood. Today, Humm announced that Eleven Madison Park is going vegan.

As with much of the restaurant industry, the COVID-19 pandemic upended Humm’s world. As if signaling a need to rethink everything, Humm told the Wall Street Journal that, at one point, “I found myself with a kitchen that’s now empty.” Like other top chefs, Humm turned to helping those in need—both struggling New Yorkers going hungry and farmers watching their products go to waste.

New York City's 11 Madison Park Named World's Best Restaurant

New York City’s 11 Madison Park Named World’s Best Restaurant

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Eleven Madison Park, Daniel Humm’s three-star restaurants, is going vegan

Eleven Madison Park, one of the world’s most celebrated — and expensive — fine dining establishments, announced plans on Monday to operate as a plant-based and almost fully vegan restaurant, becoming one of the highest profile names in hospitality to stop serving animal-based products.

When Eleven Madison Park reopens this June in New York City, its $335 tasting menu will be entirely derived from “vegetables, both from the earth and the sea, as well as fruits, legumes, fungi, grains, and so much more,” Daniel Humm, the restaurant’s chef and owner, said in a statement. Milk and honey will still be offered for tea and coffee, Humm said, but otherwise the menu will be fully vegan.

“I find myself most moved and inspired by dishes that center impeccably-prepared vegetables, and have naturally gravitated towards a more plant-based diet,” Humm said. “This decision was inspired by the challenge to get to

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