VegeNation Chef Offers New Concept at Pop-up Events

Could welcomed reception of Contrapunto concept lead to a new restaurant development in Vegas?
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The owner behind the Downtown Las Vegas plant-based restaurant, VegeNation, has a new concept on his plate. Chef Donald Lemperle has been hosting Contrapunto pop-up events at the Vegas Test Kitchen.

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The concept has been popular, and Lemperle is contemplating opening Contrapunto as a brick-and-mortar location, according to an article in Las Vegas Weekly.

The pop-up events have offered menus that include lasagna and portobellow muschroom noodle soup. Souffle cake with a marshmallow center, graham cracker streusel, and chocolate ice cream was a dessert offering.

Lemperle has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. After being diagnosed with a form of bone marrow cancer in 2005, he decided to start a plant-based diet. According to the VegeNation website, Lemperle began to focus on a mission to serve fresh, plant-based foods to his clients.

Lemperle did not respond to What Now Vegas’ request for more information on when or where Contrapunto could open at a permanent location. You can check out VegeNation’s Facebook page for information on future Contrapunto pop-up events at the Vegas Test Kitchen at 1020 E. Fremont St., #120.

Amber D. Browne

Amber D. Browne is a writer, editor, voiceover artist, and author of The Little Book of Hermetic Principles: Heal Your Energy, Seek Enlightenment, and Deepen Your Understanding of Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. Browne has more than two decades of experience in journalism including in television, radio, magazines, and online publications.
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