Chefs and Restaurants

For Ravi DeRossi, Going Vegan Makes Sense

Chandra Ram

New York restaurateur Ravi DeRossi opened the high-profile vegan restaurant Avant Garden last year, and is expanding his vegan empire. He spoke with us about why going vegan makes sense for chefs and restaurateurs.

What was it like to open a chef-driven vegan restaurant?

I’ve always wanted to open a vegan restaurant. I’ve been vegan on and off for most of my life, but never...