Wonderful® Pistachios Partners With Chef Matthew Kenney for World Pistachio Day; Diana Salsa Details
LOS ANGELES, CA - This trade news writer is once again marking her calendar for February 26 as a lucrative holiday celebration kicks off: World Pistachio Day. In honor of the flavorful festivity, Wonderful® Pistachios formed a new foodservice alliance with world-renowned, plant-based chef and restauranteur Matthew Kenney. Celebrating the category all month long, Kenney’s restaurants will offer an exclusive menu item featuring Wonderful Pistachios.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Matthew Kenney and showcase his innovative approach to plant-based cuisine for our favorite holiday, World Pistachio Day!” shared Diana Salsa, Senior Marketing Director, Wonderful Pistachios. “People are continuing to eat healthier and cut more meat from their diets, and pistachios are a smart option for this as one of the highest-protein snack nuts out there.”
From February 1–28, the pistachio-based recipe will be available at Kenney’s bespoke restaurants, Sutra in New York City, New York; Plant Food + Wine in Los Angeles, California; Althea in Chicago, Illinois; and Liora in Baltimore, Maryland.
Pistachio-loving consumers will have a chance to try Kabocha Carpaccio with Winter Citrus and a Wonderful Pistachios Relish, which pairs the premium quality and consistent flavor profile of pistachios with trending seasonal citrus and produce from California, according to a press release.
“This dish is the perfect combination of our favorite winter ingredients,” shared Chef Kenney. “Kabocha is a Japanese winter squash and has a unique, almost velvety texture and a nutrient-dense profile. The pistachio relish adds zest and crunch, rounding out the bright flavors of the seasonal citrus with a subtly earthy undertone resulting in a perfect bite.”
Recognized as one of the World’s top vegan chefs, Matthew Kenney has more than 45 vegan restaurants and storefronts, five of which opened during the pandemic.
As the plant protein trend continues to grow, this unique foodservice partnership further elevates the pistachio category and highlights its benefits in snacking and culinary occasions alike.
I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling that dinner on February 26 is going to be Wonderful. Keep clicking on AndNowUKnow as we bring you the latest partnerships in the industry.