Watch Winteringham Fields chefs create the restaurant's new vegan menu with dishes from around the world
Winteringham Fields is set to launch a new vegan menu. Pictured are head chef Gareth Bartram and chef-patron Colin McGurran
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 Jun 2018
A new eight-dish vegan menu which has been three months in the making is being launched by Winteringham Fields.
The menu will include a range of plant-based dishes from around the world and aims to make people change the way they think about food.
Winteringham Fields chefs creating the new vegan menu
The all-new menu has been painstakingly created by chef-patron Colin McGurran and his team and comes in response to demand from diners at the Winteringham restaurant who are vegan or vegetarian.
Colin, who has appeared on television cookery shows including Great British Menu, Ramsay's Best Restaurant and Saturday Kitchen, said: "We always knew that if we were to create a vegan menu, it had to be be a Winteringham Fields vegan menu.
"We want it to be incredible. Like nothing anyone’s ever tasted. The kind of vegan menu that would make the most fundamentalist meat-eater never want to see a steak again.
"It took a lot of creating, experimenting, testing, and even a few disagreements, to get to where we wanted to be. And here we are."
Statistics show there are currently more than half a million vegans in the UK, with 42 per cent aged between 15 and 34.
The new menu will be launched on Friday, June 15, with exact details of the dishes on it to be kept under wraps until the night.
Colin said the menu would ensure the restaurant has a fully inclusive approach to fine dining.
He said: "What we have now is a truly delicious and democratic menu that is done our way, and excludes no-one.
"Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, diabetic, gluten-free or coeliac, a table of two or a large party each with different dietary needs, we prepare meals to suit all tastes, allergies, diets and lifestyle choices.
"And, like all our dishes, they complement each other so well, have influences from all over the world but can largely be sourced from our doorstep. We are really, really pleased."