Meat Free Entrees
Pictured: Cauliflower Steak

Upscale Meat-Free Cuisine

Vegetables have been pushing meat-centric dishes out of the spotlight, especially in the quick serve and fast casual segments where health and wellness are of prime concern, but fine dining has taken longer to be wooed. This season many top chefs are eschewing protein as the center of the plate in favor of showcasing fresh produce.

• Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse set the stage by taking meat off his famous Parisian menu.
• Hearty cauliflower steaks, Butternut gnocchi, and roasted eggplants are becoming mainstay alternatives to steaks and chops.