Bell’s Eccentric Cafe to Go Vegan for a Night
A flavorful a la carte menu and informational meetup for newcomers is being planned for a vegan dining experience at Bell's.
Known for the beer that bears their name, Bell's also has great food and exceptional live entertainment at their Eccentric Cafe downtown Kalamazoo. Now, once a month, they will be known for their vegan offerings.
Vegan Kalamazoo, whose mission it is to "provide a supportive social and learning environment for those following, or interested in, veganism or a plant-based diet within the Kalamazoo area," will be hosting a Vegan Night beginning Sept. 26. Chef Daniel Basse will be presenting a meatless menu:
Charred onion with Kim Chi, toast ,arugula, Korean BBQ sauce
Roasted Beet salad, arugula, roasted red peppers, roasted onions, lemon zest, “feta”, rosemary beet vinaigrette
Kung Pao Brussel sprouts/cauliflower, micro greens
Charred onion halves, Kim Chi, English pea rice pilaf, matcha BBQ sauce
Stuffed red peppers, cayenne beet puree
Roasted tomato salad, roasted tomato, chiffonade greens and herbs, tomato aspic, “feta”
Tofu carrot cake, candied carrot peels, spice cream cheese
Poached pears, crème anglaise, chocolate mint leaves
Coconut avocado mousse, candied walnuts, rosemary blueberries
Vegan Kalamazoo adds this caveat: "As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, *everyone* is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. However, out of respect for our mission, we request that you only order / consume vegan food at this event." The group meets at other area restaurants and plans to be back at Bell's Eccentric Cafe on Oct. 24 and Nov. 21.