An Aberdeen hotel will help support World Vegan Month by launching a special menu on Monday.
Craighaar Hotel on Waterton Road in Stoneywood will run the plant-based menu for one week.
Created by Kenny Moir, head chef at the Craighaar Hotel, the menu will showcase a variety of vegan recipes to celebrate the 100% cruelty-free lifestyle.
Kenny, 54, has been running the kitchen at the hotel for the past 31 years.
He said: “This is the first time we have put on a vegan menu during vegan month. People have become so much more socially conscious in recent years around food, especially the younger generation.
“The menu I have created is quite a simple one, but never-the-less, its tasty and it has so far received a really positive response for us on social media.”
For starters, guests can indulge in a fresh tomato, basil and mozzarisella crostini, a herbed quinoa salad with a raspberry vinaigrette, a warming bowl of leek and butternut squash soup, or a tasty cantaloupe melon dish with pink grapefruit and orange segments.
On the main menu, Kenny has featured the Craighaar special vegan burger which comes served with tomato relish in a vegan brioche bun with side salad and skinny fries. Other choices include stuffed baked courgette with cashew nuts and wild rice and tomato and basil sauce, aubergine and chickpea tagine accompanied with rice pilaf, and a sweet potato and avocado salad served with pomegranate seeds, spinach and toasted pine nuts dressed with lemon.
For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a vegan salted caramel cake, vegan pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup and a chocolate iced parfait and exotic fresh fruit salad.
Kenny added: “I’ve chosen not to make the menu too complex. I hope at the end of the week we will find that vegan food is not just for vegans. Healthy eating is something we should all embrace, and while I personally still enjoy a good steak, I myself have enjoyed sampling the menu.”
Vegan dishes can be made available upon request outwith the week-long menu.