British Academy Awards Serve Vegan Appetizer Course

This year, BAFTA nominees will be treated to a fully vegan appetizer made with celeriac cream, apple jelly, and toasted hazelnuts—without a non-vegan option for the course.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will treat guests to only one appetizer (a vegan dish) option during its 71st annual awards ceremony on February 18. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the three-course dinner during the British version of the Academy Awards will commence with a celeriac cream and apple jelly appetizer served with pickled celeriac and apple, raisins, crackers, and toasted hazelnuts. Nominees can also choose a vegetarian option to the lamb main course that features sweet potato, pan-fried bok choy, ginger and coriander parcel, coconut, mango and chilli salsa, and basil sauce. While this marks the first year that the ceremony's menu will offer only a vegan option for the appetizer course, BAFTA has offered attendees a choice between a vegan and non-vegan menu for two years. Stateside, Oscar Award nominees will all receive an “Everyone Wins” gift bag this year featuring vegan beauty products courtesy of Pennsylvania-based brand PĀIVÄ.

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