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by Jonathan Vatner | May 13, 2011

vegan mealIn response to increasing demand, banquet chefs are getting better at creating vegan meals. The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, for example, offers dishes including beet carpaccio, macadamia caprese salad and chanterelle-dusted Gardein Chick'n (a meat substitute). But be warned: eliminating the meat doesn't always make meals less expensive.