Each tashas location offers diners two menus — the Classic Menu, which is available at all branches; and the Inspired Menu, which is created and served at a specific branch — offering both the comfort of familiarity and the opportunity to experience something new and different.
“The new dishes on our Classic Menu reflect feedback from our customers – a continuing shift to healthier eating, vegan options or a flexitarian approach to vegetarianism – the option to add in protein,” Natasha explains. “The Inspired Menus will remain the same for now.”
The New Additions
The new dishes are all created using the best ingredients and are made to order. Nothing at tashas is pre-made or pre-cut, ensuring that the taste, vibrancy and freshness of each ingredient are retained. “The new dishes combine seasonal flavours and textures and are designed to be bursting with excitement in every bite,” says Sasha Basson, Group Chef for South Africa.
In developing the new additions to the menu, over 30 dishes were prepped for consideration and shortlisting. From there, six dishes were selected and then perfected. Training, done by Sasha in face-to-face sessions across the group, focuses on respecting ingredients and refining the team’s skills.
The new dishes — all vegetarian with the option to add a protein — for the Classic Menu are:
Butternut Zucchini Rosti — R98
Butternut and zucchini rostis, labneh, lime, grilled onions, rocket, red onion, chives, roasted butternut, pickled red onion, coriander, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
Little Miss Sunshine — R88
Homemade granola, caramelised fruits, yoghurt, berries, paw paw curd, coconut flakes and mint.
tashas Comfort Quinoa Bowl — R104
Red and white quinoa, roasted cherry tomatoes, sauteed brown mushrooms, Napoletana, chives, spring onion, egg and crispy chilli mushrooms.
Sicilian Panini — R92
Ciabatta, olive tapenade, Napoletana, sauteed brown mushrooms, capers, olives, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
Barley & Broccoli Salad — R126
Barley, charred long stem broccoli, rocket, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, grilled onions, pumpkin seeds, lemon basil dressing, feta yoghurt, sunflower seed brittle and preserved lemon.
Zucchini Rosa — R98
Zucchini spaghetti, roasted cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, capers, baby spinach, Napoletana and crispy chilli mushrooms.
And That's Not All
There is also a brand-new hot drink, a delicious homemade Honeybush Chai for R33, as well as four tasty new smoothies to try:
Peanut Protein — R68
Peanut butter, banana, almond milk, chia seeds, spiced agave syrup and cinnamon.
Berry Açaí — R68
Banana, berries, coconut milk, dates, açaí, cranberry and honey.
Golden Mango Rooibos — R68
Mango, yoghurt, honey, orange, chia, turmeric and a rooibos shot.
Green Goddess — R68
Banana, pineapple, kale, apple, honey, mint, cucumber and lemon.
“We live in a world where everything is automated and instant – but we believe it is important to slow down and celebrate the handmade – even if that means waiting 20 minutes for a dish that is prepared with care. It might be old-fashioned, but we want our customers to have a complete dining experience – service, décor and food,” Natasha concludes.
The new dishes are available at all tashas stores in South Africa from as of 15 March 2021.
For More Information
For more information about tashas and their brand-new dishes, visit www.tashascafe.com.