Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chelsea Clinton's Vegan Wedding

By now you've probably caught at least some of the hubbub around Chelsea Clinton's recent wedding... most notably, that it was nearly 100% vegan and the cake was gluten-free.  I think this is a huge step forward in taking the concept of vegan dining into the mainstream, and I hope it sets a trend.  So exciting!

The event took place at a lovely estate on the Hudson River called Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, NY.  This makes me wonder, did the newlyweds make a visit to Farm Sanctuary, also in Rhinebeck, and was Gene Bauer on the guest list?

Food was catered by Gendron Catering, a Hudson Valley catering business which promises "an explosion of flavors and a riot of colors."  Owner and Executive Chef, Daniel Gendron, is a graduate of the CIA and has worked at some of New York's finest restaurants, including Tavern on the Green and Windows on the World.  With a catering budget of $750,000, that would include a pretty big Mediterannean spread on the buffet table.

While I don't have the exact menu, rumor has it the gluten-free vegan wedding cake was provided by Babycakes gluten-free vegan bakery in New York City.  The $11,000 cake (or cakes, most likely) could potentially be the first gluten-free vegan dessert these 500 wedding guests have ever tasted.  I hope it was amazing!

If you're thinking about having a vegan menu for your next special event, why not consider contacting Well on Wheels to cater it?


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