Heirloom Tomato Lasagna

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Essence Cuisine 


Cuisine: Raw Vegan
Concept: Modern 
Launched: 2014
Chef Mathew Kenney
Andreas Bozarth Fornell
Bart Roman


words/photos Chris Gudenzi, FF Editor

I had the opportunity to stop by Essence in London for lunch to meet with Anika, the PR manager. We talked about the design, the founders and the raw food movement.

I started with the Red Smoked Humus with Sprouted Crackers; some of the best humus I have tasted. This was followed with a Heirloom Tomato Lasagna, Being a raw restaurant the dish is not noodle based, it is layered using sliced zucchini with pistachio pesto.


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