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.
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