Richard Phillips launching a vegan friendly menu at Pearson’s Arms
Whitstable’s Pearson’s Arms is launching a meat free menu, which will be available from 2nd January. Perfect for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and meat-reducers, the new menu offers choice at every course.
Diners will be able to choose from tapas style snack dishes including; Crisp Roasted Butternut Squash balls, Mushrooms on Toast, Roasted Chestnuts and Aubergine Cooked in Beer Batter served with Bois Boudrin. In addition there is a soup and salad starter, followed by Butternut Squash and Spinach short crust pastry pie or Beetroot Glazed Puy Lentil with Glazed Salsify. To finish diners can choose between vegan options Warm Sticky Toffee Kentish Pear Pudding and Set Coconut Rice pudding with mango sorbet or there are a further six vegetarian choices on the menu.
When asked why TV’s Richard Phillips chose to develop this vegan menu he answered, “I want to give people choice. Some of our customers are looking for more vegan and vegetarian options on menus and I wanted to show what can be done. There are many people looking to reduce their meat intake but it doesn’t mean you can’t eat great tasting food. During January we will continue to serve our usual high grade locally-sourced meat and fish to our customers who want it but we are hoping to showcase the quality and variety of different meat free options available.”
The Pearson’s Arms is located on the seafront in Whitstable and is known for its welcoming cosy feel and quality food and drink. The bar serves real ales, fine wines and the restaurant has a wholesome menu of locally sourced seasonal foods.