10:09 am - 10/31/2011
Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, To Open Vegan Restaurant
Celebrity vegan couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are planning to open a vegan restaurant, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.
Along with singer Chrissie Hynde and producer Steve Bing, the pair will be investing in an animal-product-free eating establishment in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley.
DeGeneres A Passionate Animal Activist
DeGeneres is well known for her animal activism. She was the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s annual Adopt A Turkey Project last year. This is a program where, for a onetime $30 donation, anyone can sponsor a turkey. In return, you receive a certificate with a color photo of your adopted friend.
And it turns out that she’ll be back again next month to serve as Farm Sanctuary’s spokesperson, inviting everyone to save, not eat, a turkey this Thanksgiving season.
Then there’s her new website, Going Vegan with Ellen, launched in August, that includes recipes, frequently asked questions, resources and info on celebrities who have gone vegan.
What Will The New Restaurant Look Like?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, vegan chef Tal Ronnen will do the menu. Ronnen catered the couple’s vegan wedding and is also known for preparing meals for a 21-day vegan cleanse undertaken by Oprah Winfrey in 2008. And designer Waldo Fernandez, who has created interiors for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, will be creating the space.
No word yet on what type of pricing to expect!