BAIA Honey Panna Cotta

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Gastronomy & Food Service

MeliBio Partners with San Francisco’s BAIA to Debut Exclusive Bee-Free Honey Menu

MeliBio, a startup making real honey without bees, announces its groundbreaking honey is now available at San Francisco’s BAIA restaurant for a limited time. From July to September, guests at BAIA can order the startup’s award-winning honey in two exclusive summertime dishes. The new collaboration comes ahead of MeliBio’s official launch at select US restaurants later this year.  BAIA will feature the honey, which MeliBio says is indistinguishable in taste and texture from conventional honey, in two plant-based menu items – a bruschetta appetizer with tomato, chili and basil and bee-free honeycomb panna cotta.  Filling a “critical gap” in flavor According to BAIA Executive Chef Joshua Yap, the brand’s honey helps to fill a critical gap in flavor. “Many times while developing a new plant-based …


MeliBio Darko Mandich

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MeliBio and Eleven Madison Park Showcase Bee-Free Honey for World Bee Day

In celebration of World Bee Day on May 20, MeliBio, the world’s first startup making real honey without bees, partnered with 3-Michelin-starred restaurant Eleven Madison Park to serve bee-free honey to a distinguished crowd of investors, creators, and leaders in conservation and government.  A high-level luncheon The exclusive event took place at Eleven Madison Park’s world-renowned NYC restaurant, where two dozen invited guests were treated to an intimate cocktail reception and four-course lunch featuring MeliBio’s award-winning bee-free honey. Guests also received commemorative Eleven Madison Park gift bags with MeliBio honey samples. Founded in 2020 by Darko Mandich and Aaron Schaller, PhD., MeliBio combines precision fermentation with plant science to create a product identical in taste and consistency to honey derived from bees. In March, the …


Eleven Madison Home Meal Box/ Kit

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Gastronomy & Food Service

NYC’s Eleven Madison Park Unveils Eleven Madison Home Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Eleven Madison Park, NYC’s premier fine dining restaurant, introduces Eleven Madison Home  – a weekly meal subscription service designed to encourage more plant-based eating. Chef and owner David Humm announced the new service, which currently only delivers to the Manhattan area, one year after the restaurant famously converted to a 100% plant-based menu. Eleven Madison Home offers fully prepared, ready-to-heat items on a weekly changing menu. Created to provide a day’s worth of vegan meals and snacks, The Weekly Box includes a rotating assortment of breakfast, lunch, dinner, soup, dessert and fresh produce.  The current menu features Whole-Grain Oatmeal with Roasted Pecan Butter and Rhubard Compote, Tortilla Soup with Hominy, Black Bean & Crispy Tortillas and Mushroom Kebab with Israeli Couscous. Box prices start at $150 …