Plant Food + Wine Offers Elegant Dining and World-Renowned Culinary School

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From www.peta.org, by Melinda McKee
Plant Food + Wine Offers Elegant Dining and World-Renowned Culinary School

Plant Food + Wine Offers Elegant Dining and World-Renowned Culinary School

Exquisite ambiance, elegant dining, and a state-of-the-art culinary academy—Plant Food + Wine has it all. With locations in Los Angeles and Miami, the restaurant focuses on locally sourced and raw ingredients. And when we say “local,” we mean it. With an on-site garden, many of the dishes—which look almost too gorgeous to eat—use flowers, herbs, and other freshly picked ingredients. As if that weren’t enough, the Miami location received a stellar four-star review from the Miami Herald and may be the first vegetarian or vegan restaurant to receive such recognition from a major publication.

As an added treat, Maine-based Arata, specializing in Asian-inspired cuisine, will be holding a pop-up at Los Angeles’ Plant Food + Wine location for 11 days only—July 28 through August 7. It will include a noodle bar and delicious steamed buns. Try it while you can!

Did you know we're launching an ARATA POP UP at #plantfoodandwine Venice? We're hosting @aratarestaurant for a special 11 DAY takeover from July 28- August 7th. Don't miss this chance for buns, noodles, sake and more amazing #plantfood! Call for reservations: 310-450-1009 #aratapopup #venice #abbotkinney #popup #comingsoon #craftingthefutureoffood #arata. . . . . . . . . . . . . #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #veganfood #veganism #vegansofinstagram #veganlife #veganfoodporn #veganfoodlovers #veganfriendly #veganforlife #veganeats #veganlifestyle #veganpower #vegancommunity #vegans #vegandiet #veganfoodie #veganfoodspot #veganliving

A photo posted by Plant Food + Wine (@plantfoodandwine) on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:22pm PDT

When you dine at Plant Food + Wine, here are just a few of the immaculate plates that you can savor or devour:

We’ve all had potatoes, but not like this.

@plantfoodandwine had these beautiful potatoes on special last weekend. #TakeMeBack #vegan #tbt

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:16pm PDT

The house-made vegan cheese platter includes soft-mixed peppercorn cashew cheese, aged smoked cashew cheddar, aged white truffle cashew cheese, and soft cashew-macadamia cheese encrusted with fresh herbs from the garden—served with pickled strawberries and rhubarb, mustard seed, and almond-fennel crackers.

We don't normally make it to #Venice, but when we do its for @plantfoodandwine Wild mushroom dish & the cashew cheese platter. #Yum #WhatVegansEat #VegansOfLA

A photo posted by Official PETA (@peta) on Jun 15, 2016 at 7:14pm PDT

These were almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

Kimchi dumplings, using coconut for the wrap, and ginger foam. #vegan #raw #plantbased #foodart

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:42pm PDT

Here is some savory comfort food at its finest:

Wild mushrooms, pomme purée, vegetable demi, and sautéed broccolini. Basically grown up mashed potatoes and gravy. Perfection!

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Jun 24, 2016 at 3:31pm PDT

This explosion of color matches the bold flavors:

Yea, this too. My favorite dish. Muhammara topped with polenta, roasted san marzano tomatoes, heirloom beans, baby squash, and edible flowers from the restaurant garden. #plantbased #vegan

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Jun 24, 2016 at 7:28pm PDT

This raw churro actually might be heaven on a plate, along with passionfruit cashew cheesecake that, well, takes the cake:

Still dreaming about these desserts from @plantfoodandwine. Pictures don't do them justice! Left: passion fruit cheesecake with a pistachio crust, candied ginger, and rhubarb compote. Right: raw churro with chili chocolate ice cream, mesquite whip, and dehydrated lime glass. #vegan #plantbased #raw #glutenfree #gf

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Jun 27, 2016 at 10:06am PDT

The spaces also offer a culinary academy, Matthew Kenney Culinary, which focuses on the preparation of raw plant-based foods as well as fermentation. The academy has a flexible curriculum schedule with weekend courses and longer programs. In addition to Los Angeles and Miami, the academy has locations in Belfast, Maine, and Hua Hin, Thailand, and also offers online courses.

Workshops. Join us in selected locations this summer to learn everything from the art of #raw cheeses + breads to fermentation + cacao. There's something for everybody. Contact weekends@matthewkenneycuisine.com to find out more #mkweekends #mkculinary #mkcuisine #craftingthefutureoffood #venicebeach #workshop #culinaryschool #raw #rawvegan . . . . . #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #veganfood #veganism #vegansofinstagram #veganlife #veganfoodlovers #veganfriendly #veganforlife #veganeats #veganlifestyle #veganpower #vegancommunity #vegans #vegandiet #veganfoodie #veganliving

A photo posted by Matthew Kenney Culinary (@matthewkenneyculinary) on Jun 30, 2016 at 8:28am PDT

Plant Food + Wine’s Los Angeles location is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
310-450-1009

Plant Food + Wine’s Miami location is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
105 N.E. 24th St., Miami, FL 33137
305-814-5365

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