Celebrate National Vegan Month At The Royal

PHILADELPHIA Rex at The Royal, Philadelphia’s home for elevated Lowcountry fare housed in the historic and newly rejuvenated Royal Theater, is kicking off National Vegan Month with Plant Power, an exclusive event led by Beverage Manager Joshua Scheid, who will provide a deeper understanding of the local ingredients and ethical standards that were used to source products for the menu.

Celebrate National Vegan Month At The Royal
On Wednesday, November 2, from 6 – 9 pm, guests can indulge in a three-course menu that showcases a selection of locally sourced and sustainable cocktails paired with plant-based fare while seated in Rex at The Royal’s secluded mezzanine lounge, which overlooks the sweeping archways and high ceilings of the main dining floor. Tickets are $75/per person, including tax and tip.

Diners will indulge in three unique plant-based dishes, all meticulously prepared by Executive Chef Aaron Paik, that are not typically available on Rex at The Royal’s menu. Each dish highlights locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms, including Green Meadows Farm in Lancaster County and fungi from the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square, PA. With sustainability at the forefront of this event, the menu showcases seasonal produce, including pumpkins, beets, mushrooms, and sage. 

“For me, the goal of eating vegan is to enjoy the delicious variety of food provided by the earth and at the same time to minimize the harm which we inflict upon it,” said Paik. “Luckily, living in a place like Pennsylvania, we don’t have to look far for delicious, healthy, and seasonal foods. We will be exclusively using local flavors sourced from farms like Green Meadow.” 

The focus on sustainability extends to the accompanying cocktail menu. During Plant Power, Beverage Manager Joshua Scheid will lead the event, highlighting local spirits, including New Liberty Distillery’s Kinsey Rye Whiskey, created and distilled in Philadelphia, as well as spirits made by companies operating with pillars of responsibility, including Boggs Cranberry Liqueur and Eda Rhyne Appalachian Fernet, during the Plant Power event.  

“We love using spirits that are made right here in Pennsylvania, and we’ll be featuring several of those spirits in our Plant Power event,” commented Scheid. “I’m also mixing in a few spirits which may not be made in Pennsylvania but instead use their own local ingredients and offer respect for the environment, as well as the people who harvest the ingredients and produce the spirits.”

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