4coursevegan is an innovative approach to healthy eating and socializing.
Course Vegan is a concept born out of pure passion for food and people.
Throughout time, the dinner table remains a place to gather, to eat, to
enjoy, to relax, to converse, and to share ideas. The table is the communal
meeting spot. In January 2003, 4 Course Vegan, based in Williamsburg, opened
its doors in hopes to bridge the communities through this transformative
dining experience. Chef Matteo serves compassionate, worldly fare with emphasis
on the freshest organic ingredients, without the use of any animal products.
"Veganism" may be defined as a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
Building community outside of the dinners, Chef Matteo supports the local and sustainable farmers of the NYC Green Market at Union Sqaure. A special rapport develops between farmer and chef, a mutually respectful relationship from land to kitchen and everything in between. It is extraordinary to know where and by whom your food is grown.
At the table it all unfolds. People meet and talk to each other for the first time over carefully prepared and executed cuisine. Since many of the guests are not vegetarian, awareness of an enjoyable meal without the suffering of animals grows within them. This is a casual form of educating the public through a pleasant dining experience. Unobtrusive and effective.
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion, to embrace all living creatures, and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
- Albert Einstein