VEGANUARY 2020 and our inboxes are being bombarded with plant-based opportunities from the unlikeliest of sources. Not just the fast food chains or the supermarkets eager to meet a market need.
This week alone Cafe Rouge has been promoting its Vegan Afternoon Tea, the Chop Houses, perennial champions of steak and kidney under a suet crust, are prioritising their Veganuary special of a spelt risotto with butternut squash while less surprisingly for its January PLANNT takeover Foodwell at New Bailey is flipping the normal ratio of dishes with plant-based meals making up 80 per cent of their full menu. If you eat meat then look out for the (m) next to the dish.
All Star Lanes in the Great Northern Warehouse is going one step further down the plant-based path with a one month collaboration with Genesis, Shoreditch’s well-known organic vegan comfort food brand. The one-off menu will feature a couple of signature dishes that Genesis fans (we’re not talking prog rock) will recognise, available from Tuesday, January 7 until Sunday, February 2.
Guests can choose between crispy ‘Cheese’ Sticks (£6.50) served with a homemade garlicky mayo, or sticky Korean BBQ seitan wings (£7), with Genesis’ signature BBQ Korean sauce. Burger main course American Woman (£11) features a juicy seitan patty, Whiskey BBQ sauce, onion rings, tomato, jalapenos, house slaw, fresh pickles and vegan cheese. There’s even seitan pastrami as an add-on.
Pud? Tiramisu (£7), a Genesis dessert special, is created with layers of creamy cashew nut and coconut cream, coffee liqueur-soaked coffee Amaretto and coconut mascarpone, all finished with a dusting of raw cocoa powder.
The All Star Lanes x Genesis Veganuary menu will be available as part of the £25 Drink, Dine and Bowl January special, which includes a game of bowling, two courses from the menu and a glass of Prosecco or bottle Curious Brew or Budweiser per person.
All Star Lanes, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN.