Neil Perry embraces plant-based meat with v2food partnership

Neil Perry embraces plant-based meat with v2food partnership

Neil Perry and v2foods founder Nick Hazell

Celebrity chef Neil Perry's new restaurant in Sydney's Double Bay will have plant-based options on the fine dining menu courtesy of vegan food brand v2food when it opens this Saturday.

The partnership, announced today, marks v2's first foray into the world of fine dining following its launch in 2019.

Founded by CEO Nick Hazell and backed by the CSIRO, v2food has a particular focus on sustainability - something Perry said he was passionate about when crafting the new restaurant's menu.

"We're including only the most sustainable practices across all our partners at Margaret," Perry said.

"v2food have been selected for their commitment to sustainability, which benefits both our customers and the environment.

"For many years, I've strived to source the finest produce for my restaurants and the addition of v2 to our menu is a new way of doing this among our existing partners."

Hazell says the deal marks the first step in a burgeoning partnership between Perry and v2food to shape the future of fine dining, with Margaret's plant-based dishes to give patrons the opportunity to try company's products for the first time.

It also follows a report from think tank Food Frontier showing plant-based meat sales were up 48 per cent in the year to June 2020, with the number of jobs doubling in the sector, as health concerns drive the surging trend.

"Margaret is a world-class restaurant, and we are thrilled v2 is on the menu," says Hazell.

"Neil and his amazing team can show the world how good plant-based can be served alongside the world's best sustainable Australian meat and fish."

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