Tipsy Vegan opens
The people behind Bia Kitchen – the popular vegan street food stall on Norwich Market - have opened The Tipsy Vegan restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the historic Norwich’s Lanes on St Benedict’s Street.
Cheryl Mullenger, who masterminds the recipe development at Bia Kitchen and now also for The Tipsy Vegan, said: “We’ve come up with some exciting new dishes which are sometimes overlooked in vegan cooking. Our mission has been to create fun and social dishes that inspire and confirm that you don’t have to miss out when eating vegan food”.
Cheryl and business partner Michelle McCabe champion local produce where possible and recruited head chef Jamie Hetherington to put together a dessert menu which includes treats like gin & blueberry cheesecake and chocolate and salted caramel tart served with vanilla ice cream.
“Many people don’t realise that various cocktail ingredients, including the actual spirits, are often not vegan, so we’ve masterminded some really great alternatives that are suitable for vegans, without compromising on taste,” said Cheryl.
Knowhere Special Cocktail Bar in London has helped develop the vegan cocktail menu which includes updated classics such as: whisky sour, summer julep, old fashioned, gin genie and house sazerac.
Norwich Market. Cheryl Mullenger, left, and Michelle McCabe who run the Bia Kichen Vegan Diner