Alize Celebrates National Vegetarian Month With Tasting Menu

Chef Andre Rochat showcases palette-pleasing meatless menu to benefit Nevada Cancer Institute By: Janeen Christoff
A vegetarian tasting menu is offered at Alize. // © 2010 Alize at the Top of the Palms
A vegetarian tasting menu is offered at Alize. // © 2010 Alize at the Top of the Palms

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To celebrate National Vegetarian Month, which kicks off on Oct. 1, Alize at the Top of the Palms is offering a special, six-course vegetarian tasting menu throughout the month. The special menu features meat-alternative dishes that are both tasty and fulfilling. Clients can take advantage of the meat-free dishes for $55 per person. 

“There are so many wonderful and tasty vegetarian options,” said Alize chef Andre Rochat. “Many of the vegetables featured are perfect for the season and it makes for a great culinary adventure.”

Rochat’s special six-course vegetarian tasting menu features field greens and herbs delicately wrapped in cucumber with balsamic vinegar and hearts of palm; a chilled tomato gazpacho with basil ratatouille, crispy tomato and basil crisps; baked vegetable pot au feu in a crisp puff pastry shell; and potato and leek risotto with Chanterelle mushrooms and Perigord truffles. The main course features vegetables four ways with spice crusted tofu, Piquillo pepper puree, curried cauliflower with golden raisins and pine nuts, black truffle risotto and Tagine glazed vegetables and dried fruits. For dessert, guests can choose from creme brulee, the souflee du jour or mascarpone tiramisu.

In addition, $5 of every vegetarian tasting menu purchased will be donated to the Nevada Cancer Institute.

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