Ovolo Hotels announced today, on World Vegetarian Day, that all of its restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong will go completely vegetarian for the next 365 days.
As part of the initiative dubbed “The Year of the Veg,” Ovolo’s
Australian venues that will go vegetarian for a full year include: Monster
Kitchen & Bar at Ovolo Nishi in Canberra, where new Executive Chef, Paul
Wilson, will incorporate his experience in internationally renowned kitchens
such as Copenhagen’s Geranium to create a refined vegetable-forward menu; ZA ZA
TA at Ovolo The Valley in Brisbane, helmed by Israeli-born chef Roy Ner
(formerly of Nour and Lilah in Sydney); and Mister Percy at Ovolo 1888 Darling
Harbour in Sydney, which will be transformed into a vegetarian Italian wine
bar. At Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Australia and New Zealand’s first vegan hotel
restaurant Alibi Bar & Kitchen will continue its collaboration with global
plant-based pioneer, Matthew Kenney, as Creative Culinary Partner.
At Ovolo in Hong Kong, the movement towards vegetarianism began
at Veda at Ovolo Central, Hong Kong’s very first vegetarian hotel restaurant.
Now, Komune, the lively all-day dining destination at Ovolo Southside, is
cutting meat from its menus, and the hotel will soon debut an exciting new
restaurant concept that will be fully vegetarian as well.
Ovolo’s Founder and CEO Girish Jhunjhnuwala says, “Dining out
and enjoying tasty food and wine with great company is one of life’s simplest
pleasures. Good times and good intentions are how we’re evolving. We want to be
conscious about what we are consuming and practice environmental sustainability
as best as we can, as this leads to a larger impact on humanity, not just the
Committed to continuously finding ways to further reduce its
environmental footprint, Ovolo’s move towards completely vegetarian restaurants
and “ethical eating” follows several other eco-friendly initiatives already
implemented by the hotel collection in the past year. These include elimination
of all single-use plastic bathroom amenities and making use of re-fillable,
tamper-free pump bottles that are HDPE recyclable. In addition to this, Ovolo
had previously eliminated single-use plastic straws, introduced reusable woven
bags for slippers, and moved to using biodegradable materials in all laundry
bags and packaging across all properties in its portfolio.
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