High-street Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s is introducing a new vegan menu this Veganuary featuring ‘Veganzola’, a plant-based version of gorgonzola cheese.
Following on from the success of its vegan croissants, Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has announced its new vegan menu for Veganuary 2020.
Launching at Carluccio’s locations nationwide throughout the UK from 8th January to 11th February, the new Cucina Verde menu includes dishes such as the Veganesca Spaghetti, a vegan take on the traditional Puttanesca; and the Veganese, the popular plant-based version of the Chicken Milanese.
An innovative new dish is joining the menu in the form of a tortelloni pasta filled with ‘Veganzola’, a plant-based gorgonzola cheese alternative.
The Tortellini di Veganzola will be filled with the plant-based alternative to the Italian favourite which the company claims “has the characteristic tangy flavour that makes the cheese so iconic.”
Other dishes on the special Veganuary menu include Gnocchi e Zucca, pan-fried gnocchi and butternut squash with spinach pesto, crispy sage and pesto and the Panella di Ceci, Carluccio’s take on the popular Sicilian street food; crispy chickpea fritters.
A brand new starter that will send hummus lovers wild is also joining the menu – chestnut hummus. This delicious dip is made with chestnuts, red and yellow pepper, garlic and a hint of cayenne pepper served alongside ciappe crispbread fresh from the in-house deli.