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Renan Lopes, the executive chef at Winnetka’s Spirit Elephant, wanted to change people’s perceptions of what plant-based eating could be.
When he first started developing the restaurant’s entirely vegan menu nearly a year ago, he tried to expand upon vegan dining, and he wasn’t going to limit himself geographically, either.
“The menu reflects the diversity of my background and my team’s background. Everybody came from a different place so we are trying to showcase that,” Lopes said.