PETA Honors District Hotspot for Uniquely Delicious One-Night-a-Week Experience
For Immediate Release:
June 15, 2015
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Washington – As the demand for humane, healthy, and eco-friendly vegan food continues to skyrocket, creative and delicious plant-based dishes are popping up on fine-dining menus across the U.S. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has narrowed down the ever-growing field of contenders to unveil its Top Six Vegan Fine-Dining Establishments, and D.C.’s Elizabeth’s Gone Raw is one of the outstanding spots on the list.
Elizabeth’s celebrated one-night-a-week dining experience boasts a rotating menu of raw plant-based dishes for its six-course tasting events held on Friday evenings. Past highlights have included the Beet & Apple Ravioli—which is served with fennel vinaigrette, sunflower shoots, parsley, and macadamia ricotta—and the Chocolate Pavé, which is topped with blood-orange relish, rosemary, and raw cacao.
“Every delectable plant-based dish served at Elizabeth’s is a treat for the senses,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “All the fine-dining hotspots on PETA’s list have discovered new ways to satisfy diners’ appetites for meals that are as kind to animals as they are to the environment and people’s arteries.”
Each winner will receive a framed certificate. The other winners include Philadelphia’s Vedge, whose menu includes the smoky roasted Eggplant Braciole with Sicilian Salsa Verde, and Plant in Asheville, North Carolina, which serves up a sophisticated menu that includes the Wild Nettle Masala Uttapam. PETA’s other top picks include Ravens Restaurant in Mendocino, California, which features the Sea Palm & Root Vegetable Strudel; New York’s Candle 79, whose diners rave about the creamy Seitan Picatta; and Los Angeles’ Crossroads, whose menu includes the Spicy Meatball Flatbread.