What should I cook for my vegetarian friends?
10 June 2022 - Uqonic Chefs
Research shows that Europe now counts over 20% flexitarians and that the number of vegans has doubled. That means that the chance that you are hosting a dinner for at least one vegan or vegetarian friend is significant. With Uqonic Chefs you can have a multiple course culinary adventure without meat within a few clicks. Or you can try to make something yourself.
Are you worried about what you should cook for your vegetarian friends? Let us take your stress away.
Uqonic Chefs offers culinary journeys by some of the world’s most famous chefs. Working closely with all of them, we’ve learned a lot about creating an unforgettable vegetarian menu. We have written about hosting a dinner party, and a romantic dinner at home. Now we are focusing on what you can cook for your vegetarian friends.
Let’s start with menu design:
Our chefs love serving 3, 5, or even 7-course menus. It’s up to you to decide which direction you want to go. If you’re a beginner home cook, we recommend opting for 3 beautiful dishes: a starter, a main course, and a dessert. Go beyond and match each dish with a complimentary drink.
Welcoming your guest
A great menu often starts pure and simple, even in the world’s best restaurants. Try making bread from scratch or buy a pre-prepared loaf to finish yourself at home. Serve it with regular butter or give your butter a twist by adding some fresh herbs.
Chefs often choose a cold or lukewarm starter. How about a vegetarian salad starring grilled or pickled vegetables that are in season? Explore some salad recipes from your favourite culinary website, or choose one from Simply Recipes. The key is to only serve a small amount and to use your best plating skills. Add edible flowers on top and there you go.
With so many amazing vegetarian main courses to choose from, we are once again learning from the best chefs out there. One of the biggest misconceptions about vegetarian food is that you feel that there is something missing. Opt for morels with their earthy and nutty flavour, to serve something with body and originality. We’ve found a delicious recipe on Putney Farm with asparagus and cream, just remember to use a no-bacon topping.
The dessert is the ending of your culinary journey and often the star of the show. Can you already find out a bit more about your guest’s preferences? Does he or she like sweet and creamy flavours or prefer fresh and sour? Many chefs will agree that a little bit of chocolate goes a long way. You could buy bonbons from a premium chocolatier or bake something at home. If you want to give it that fancy look, try use a small mould for one serving only, instead of a big baking mould that will leave you nervous when you start cutting. We’ve found a delicious selection on Delicious, ready for you to explore.
Do you want to make your life easier, and enjoy dishes imagined by star chefs? Instead of cooking, try ordering premium vegetarian dishes for your friend. Visit our website and choose your favourite vegetarian menu from chefs like Dominique Crenn and Mauro Colagreco.
UQONIC CHEFS DINNER BOXES
Uqonic Chefs tasting menus are the best way to get acquainted with the chefs’ gastronomic dinner boxes. Pick a menu from any star chef and opt for either a 5- or 3-course menu. All dishes are freshly prepared for your iconic home dining experience. The gastronomic meal delivery kits only require your finishing touch. By following the easy preparation and styling instructions you can enjoy a unique dinner at home.
Do you fancy mixing and matching your own courses à la carte, or do you prefer a special selection box? It is all up to you to decide what to order.
Uqonic Chefs offers Signature Menus that consist of courses with meat, poultry and/or fish. For vegetarians we offer plenty of delicious options, ready for you to discover.