Dubai, UAE, 5th June 2019:Renowned vegan chef Zendy Marsam to celebrate Indonesian heritage with a sumptuous plant-based brunch
Chef Zendy Marsam, the creative force behind Flavors by Zendy, has been delighting plant-based diners with her vegan creations for years. For Dubai Vegan Days July 6th brunch at the Rove Healthcare City Hotel, chef Zendy will be crafting a menu that is a reflection of her Indonesian heritage.
The Dubai Vegan Days Indonesian Brunch will feature one of the world’s most beloved dishes, rendang. Zendy’s signature vegan rendang brings all of the rich flavour of the dish to the plant-based world, with traditional spices that will transport diners to the terraced rice paddies of Bali in just one bite.
The main course will be presented in tumpeng style, a traditional plating used for communal feasts in Indonesia to celebrate special events. This style of dining symbolises the social unity of dining together. Fragrant yellow rice is served in a distinctive cone-shape and plated at the centre of the dish representing a holy mountain where hyangs – spirits of ancestors and Indonesia gods – are fabled to reside. Chef Zendy will surround the cone of rice with rich side dishes, including banana blossom curry, Balinese satay and spiced tempeh.
For a sweet treat, Chef Zendy will be serving traditional black rice pudding alongside a refreshing fruit gelato especially crafted by Dubai-based company Vegan Artiserie for the brunch.
To prepare your body for this culinary journey, Dubai Vegan Days has partnered with neuropilates instructor Immie Adshead to offer a free, 30-minute class just prior to the Vegan Indonesian Brunch. Neuropilates is pilates with a focus on building a stronger body-brain connection, featuring postures that aim to improve overall brain function. Immie @the.body.brain.coach is a certified neuropilates coach with six years experience in the fitness industry.
‘We’ve brought together local vegan brands to showcase their food and products’ says Ananda Shakespeare, founder of Dubai Vegan Days. ‘We’re looking forward to welcoming back vegan bakers Veganlife Bakery, wholefoods retailer Rootz Organics, vegan sweet company Coco Yogo and New Leaf micro greens, as well as others that are yet to be announced.’
The Rove Vegan Indonesian Brunch just AED 99 for adults and AED 49 for children from six to 12 years. Free for the under sixes. Recent Vegan Days events have been sold out quickly, so book your table early!
Where: Rove Healthcare City, 19th Street, Oud Metha, Dubai
What: Vegan Indonesian meal by Flavors by Zendy and Dubai Vegan Days
When: Saturday, 6th July, 7pm
Booking is highly recommended, by calling 04 561 9200.
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About Dubai Vegan Days: Dubai Vegan Days was launched and conceived Ananda Shakespeare, as a way of helping people enjoy and learn more about veganism, ethical living and how to live with more compassion. Each event brings people together to enjoy good food, good company and good products, and hopefully encourage fun, learning and friendship. We encourage dialogue and information-sharing around veganism, but are not preaching hippies.
About Flavors by Zendy: Flavors by Zendy showcases the culinary recipes of Zendy Marsam – blogger, recipe consultant, home chef and foodie. Dubai resident Zendy provides recipe videos on her YouTube channel, here: https://tinyurl.com/youtubeflavorsbyzendy, which have had more than 42,000 views.
About Rootz Organics: Proud supporters of organic and sustainable farmers.
Rootz Organics are an online store and distributors offering you and your loved ones organic natural products meeting international organic standards. We handpick each of our products from suppliers who support farmers and care for the earth.
While intelligent and well-informed people have been choosing not to consume animals or animal products since the dawn of civilisation, the term ‘vegan’ was coined in the UK in 1944. A man named Donald Watson invented the term vegan when he co-founded the Vegan Society. At first, he used it to mean “non-dairy vegetarian”, but from 1951 the Society defined it as “the doctrine that [people] should live without exploiting animals”.