King Charles’ private residence is serving vegan Christmas dinner – and ditches turkey completely

Read Time:   |  19th August 2022

Inspired by local produce, Highgrove Estate's Christmas menu will feature a three-course vegan feast, and absolutely no turkey will appear on the menu.

King Charles’ private residence is opening its gates to the public for Christmas dinner. But unlike last year, there’s no turkey on the menu.

The royal’s Highgrove Estate, located in Tetbury, has hired French chef Sam Robert to create “sustainable dishes characteristic of the Cotswolds”, including some delicious vegan recipes.

Vegan Christmas dinner

According to the Metro, vegan customers can enjoy a celeriac and truffle soup for starters, and choose between pan-fried roots or a chestnut cake for main course, served with squash puree, Brussels sprouts and red salsa.

For the vegan dessert option, it’s a mouth-watering vegan confit pineapple with saffron, coconut mousse and sesame tuile.

The Christmas feast – which also includes champagne, canapés, and live entertainment – costs £37.50 for two courses or £47.50 for three.

Although turkey doesn’t feature on this year’s menu – not all of the dishes available are suitable for vegans.

King Charles’ diet

Although the King isn’t vegan, he has often spoken out about factory farming and the use of antibiotics in the beef industry, and is a passionate environmental activist.

In 2011, he attended a conference in the US, stating: “For every pound of beef produced in the industrial system, it takes two thousand gallons of water. That is a lot of water and there is plenty of evidence that the Earth cannot keep up with the demand.”

After photos of the royal’s trim physique were posted online back in 2019, an insider told the Daily Mail: “Naturally, his diet revolves around organic food and he has regular meat-free days. He also likes to fast from time to time, which helps to moderate his weight”.

Want to host your own vegan festive feast? Check out our delicious vegan Christmas recipes for the perfect inspiration

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