Chef Alain Ducasse opens a 100% vegan burger counter in Paris

Even the largest are plant-based. Always on the lookout for the latest trends, multi-star chef Alain Ducasse has decided to invest in a booming sector: vegetable street food. He and his teams are preparing for the opening of Burgal, a 100% vegan burger counter. The sign will be installed in an 8 m2 JC Decaux kiosk in the Place de la Bastille. The interior design was entrusted to designers from the agency Patrick Jouin iD, loyal to Alain Ducasse, indicates Le Figaro

On his Instagram account, Burgal describes himself as: “the burger with inner beauty”† For this new project, Alain Ducasse and his teams have developed a healthy and tasty burger, completely dominated by plants. Exit soy meat substitutes or other industrial alternatives, the sandwich will consist of a pancake prepared with vegetables and grains: zucchini, carrot, parsnip, lentils, onion, quinoa… All accompanied by vegetable pickles, vegan spices (eggplant caviar, spicy mayonnaise or herb sauce) and served in a homemade brioche bread and 100% vegan.

This recipe is not entirely new, as it is inspired by a sandwich that Romain Meder (Alain Ducasse’s right-hand man) made in 2019 on the occasion of the Taste of Paris festival. In addition to the taste of its products, Burgal also proposes a locavore offer. The ingredients used to prepare the burgers are of French origin (except pepper and cassava).

Burgal, located at 12 Place de la Bastille in Paris, will open its doors on Friday 8 April. In September 2021, Alain Ducasse opened another plant-based brand: his Parisian restaurant Sapid, at 54 rue de Paradis.

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