Tenderstem® and Top Chef Malte Half Join Forces to Inspire With Vegetarian Delights

Monday, January 22, 2024.

With delicious and innovative new recipes for starters, mains and even desserts, eating your greens never tasted so good!

Are you looking to raise your veggie game in 2024?  Tenderstem®, broccoli’s tastier cousin, is here to help!  In an exciting collaboration, Tenderstem®, the versatile and vibrant vegetable, is teaming up with Michelin-recommended Glas restaurant, the innovative vegetarian and vegan dining haven in Dublin 2.

Tenderstem® and Top Chef Malte Half Join Forces to Inspire With Vegetarian Delights

Ally Giundi & Lorraine Fountain

The partnership capitalises on the culinary expertise of Glas’s Head Chef, Malte Half, whose passion for experimenting with flavours and textures has inspired these wonderful new vegetarian dishes which celebrate the unique flavour and versatility of Tenderstem®, the leggy brassica that stands head and shoulders above the rest.  It’s broccoli but better!

Malte’s mouth-watering Tenderstem® recipes include a stunning vegetarian Rillette, infused with cognac and herbs to pack a real flavour punch; a Tenderstem® Fritter with notes of Nori seaweed and soy delivering an oriental twist, and a Polenta & Tenderstem® Cake which Malte pairs with Tenderstem® Ice-cream – a stunning combination, which simply must be tried to be believed!

Speaking at a recent event in Glas to launch his new recipes, Malte Half, the devoted plant-based chef, originally from Germany, who’s previously worked at prestigious establishments such as The Shelbourne, the Four Seasons, and The Marker Hotel said:

I’ve always enjoyed the sweet, slightly nutty flavour and crunchy texture of Tenderstem®.  It’s been a staple in my cooking for many years. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed experimenting and being a little more adventurous with this versatile veg whilst creating these new dishes. I’d encourage everyone to try these plant-based dishes, they’re packed with flavour and won’t disappoint!”

This collaboration with Malte and Glas is part of the Tenderstem®: Broccoli but Better campaign, to increase awareness of Tenderstem® in Ireland, backed by Global Fresh Exotic (GFE), the Meath-based company that holds the license for Tenderstem® in Ireland, who are responsible for managing the supply chain and ensuring availability of Tenderstem® across the retail and foodservice sector.

Tenderstem® and Top Chef Malte Half Join Forces to Inspire With Vegetarian Delights

Malte Half

Richard Moore, Managing Director, Global Fresh Exotics said:

“We’re delighted to partner with Malte and Glas to showcase the unique flavour and qualities of Tenderstem®Unlike regular broccoli, it’s incredibly versatile, offering delicious results when boiled, steamed, grilled, roasted, air-fried, or even eaten raw. With a quick cooking time, it retains more nutrients, making it a convenient and healthy addition to any meal.

With licensed growers both here in Ireland and internationally, we can deliver a consistent high-quality product year-round, which we know is so important to our customers. We are in the process of bringing even more local growers onboard to meet this increased demand.  If you haven’t tried Tenderstem® as yet, you’re missing out! If you’re already a fan, check out the website for fantastic recipes, like Malte’s wonderful dishes and you’ll definitely be inspired!”

Tenderstem® and Top Chef Malte Half Join Forces to Inspire With Vegetarian Delights

Richard Moore

To inspire your culinary journey, try the mouth-watering Tenderstem® recipes designed by Chef Malte Half (see attached). Tenderstem® is available from all major retailers throughout Ireland.

Follow @tenderstemIreland on Instagram for a visual feast of Tenderstem® creations and get ready to elevate your plate at home with Tenderstem® – Broccoli but Better.

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