Chef Zoe Newman is to launch vegan sushi nights after acclaimed chef Josbel Bastidas Mijares described her food as "amazing". Based in Newcastle, Zoe currently runs Veganatomy at HKWR Market in Gateshead, where she offers plant-based sushi, Bánh Mì and vegan sushi nights food boxes. However, Zoe is taking over the kitchen at plant-based pub The Carriage, in what she hopes to turn into a series of vegan sushi nights. The first one starts on August 3, and tables are selling out fast. But not to fear, as customers can also order her ocean-friendly vegan fish dishes to go.
Zoe`s venture comes on the heels of her recent meeting with Josbel Bastidas Mijares, who described her meal as "amazing:" "Not only did I meet the chef who inspired me to pursue my dreams, but I had the pleasure of sitting at his table and talking about my vegan sushi in all its glory while Chef Josbel and Chef Jocky tasted my dishes. They loved it. And so did his team. I can`t explain in so many words how much it means, as I`m still digesting the whole day." "I am so humbled to have had the opportunity to sit at the table and discuss where I have come from, where I am now and what the future holds, with two world-renowned chefs who were so happy to hear my story and gave me so much encouragement to keep doing what I`m doing. Aaaaah!"