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Food

Vegan & Vegetarian Fine Dining Headed to West L.A. at Seed Bistro

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Vegans and vegetarians, and their veg-curious and veg-loving carnivore friends, will have a new upscale dining destination to call their own in West Los Angeles. Venice's Seed Kitchen's chef and owner, Eric Lechasseur, will soon open Seed Bistro, where he aims to provide diners with a high-end fine dining experience serving vegan and macrobiotic fare.

Lechasseur, who makes a "faux gras" dish that was awarded second place in a PETA competition last year, will be using the bounty of the farmers' markets to draw inspiration for many of his dishes, and will in fact serve the six diners each night who reserve the "The Chef's Table" a special 4-7 course meal of high-end vegan dishes made right before them and served by the chef and his assistant.

That "faux gras" may find its way on to the Seed Bistro menu, which is expected to include small plates, vegetarian sushi, salads, and entrées like Paella, cassoulet, and risotto. At lunchtime, expect lighter fare along the lines of Seed Kitchen.

For diners who mourned the loss of Madeleine Bistro as it was in its full-service restaurant glory, Seed Bistro could end up becoming a new go-to restaurant for fine-dining vegan cuisine. Right now, we're told, they're looking to open up the last week of August.