A new restaurant just opened in Las Vegas and will be the first fully vegan fine dining restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip!
Crossroads Kitchen, along with a quick-service outpost CB Crossroads Burgers opened last weekend in Las Angeles. Chef Tal Ronnen first opened Crossroads in March of 2013 in Los Angeles and has been serving mouth-watering, fully vegan Mediterranean meals since.
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The new Las Vegas restaurant will incorporate similar stylistic elements as the Los Angeles location, including cozy booths, chandeliers, white tablecloths, and pictures of rock ‘n’ roll bands.
“We feel that good food is good food and doesn’t need to have a label,” said Ronnen. “So there are no obvious cues on the menu or in the decor or anywhere in the Crossroads experience that you’re eating no animal products.”
The Las Vegas menu will be similar to the Southern California one and be predominately Mediterranean, but with some additional exclusive dishes as well. One of the highlights of the menu is a chestnut foie gras made with roasted chestnuts, porcini mushrooms, shallots, and white wine.
“It’s a very luxurious dish,” says Ronnen. “Same with the chips and caviar. It’s classic, right for Vegas to have some sort of caviar service.”
Plan to also dive into some calamari fritti, fettuccine alfredo, and English pea and ricotta anolini. And don’t forget the mouth-watering eggplant filet that Chef Ronnen dehydrates to create a chewy texture, then marinates in beet ponzu.
The casual outpost, CB Crossroads Burgers, will offer good ol’ vegan burgers and fries and even sausages with a casing that Ronnen says snaps like real sausage.
“I always say I’m not cooking for vegetarians, I’m not interested in cooking for vegans,” says Ronnen. “I’m interested in cooking for people who love food, and people who can benefit from eating plant-based food from time to time. You don’t have to be vegan full time to reap the benefits of eating vegan occasionally.”
Crossroads Kitchen is open daily for dinner from 5 pm to 11 pm, and CB Crossroads Burgers will be open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 am to 11 pm.
“Crossroads is an intersection where vegans, flexitarians, omnivores, and meat-eaters can cross paths to share a delicious meal and a good time. We believe great food should be enjoyed by everyone!”
Check out these Mediterranean dishes you can make at home!
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- Quick and Easy Mini Mediterranean Quiches [Vegan]
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