Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant launches Vegan Tasting Menu at R195!



Tomorrow Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant launches its brand new Vegan Tasting Menu, three courses costing R195. Each course offers a choice of  dishes. One would not necessarily associate Mediterranean foods with Veganism, but creative Anatoli Chef Jacques du Toit has designed a tasty and aromatic Tasting Menu suiting Vegans and Vegetarians, containing no animal-derived products, and being purely plant-based.

The decision to introduce a Vegan Tasting Menu comes from Anatoli GM and co-owner Russell Zieff, after observing the trend to Veganism, and receiving a number of requests for Vegan-friendly food.

The new Vegan Tasting Menu at R195  is as follows:

#. Two Mezzes out of a choice of 12 Vegan options, with half a flatbread. The Vegan Mezze list includes Ezme (tomato, cucumber and chili), Hummus, mixed olives, Dolmades/Salma (Photograph above), leeks in tomato sauce, spinach and mushroom spanakopita, Smoked Aubergine and green pepper dip, a Mixed Bean Salad (Photograph right), and more.


#. Main course: choice of Briami vegetable casserole, vegetable Moussaka (Photograph left), Vegetables in Korma sauce with sambals, and wild mushroom and barley risotto.


#.  Dessert: choice of Chia, coconut and blueberry dessert (Photograph right); Chocolate mousse with a difference; Trio of Vegan ice creams and sorbets.

Anatoli is one of Cape Town’s longest-established restaurants, but is receiving a rejuvenating makeover, with a transition to Mediterranean foods, and introducing the new Vegan Tasting Menu.

The kitchen is headed up by passionate Chef Jacques, a master at bringing out the best in his dishes, with a mix of Mediterranean spices. Chef Jacques is passionate about spices, his favorites being sumac, coriander, cumin, and cinnamon. He is a creative creator of unique dishes, and flavourful food. 

Dining options are the À la Carte menu, Mediterranean Tasting Menu, and the new Vegan Menu, all reasonably priced. The restaurant is Halaal-friendly. 

Anatoli is an informal, homely, lively, long-established authentic Mediterranean restaurant serving generous portions of flavourful foods, including magic mezzes  (R55 each), aromatic main courses (Confit of Lamb, Butternut and coconut Korma, Mediterranean Orzo salad, flame-Grilled baby chicken, grilled fish, and fillet, in a price range of R85 – R195), and delicious desserts (eg Baklava, orange milk tart, chocolate fondant with orange ice cream, white chocolate cheesecake, rose panacotta), all beautifully presented. It offers affordable wines, Turkish as well as classic cocktails, and Turkish coffee and apple tea.

Anatoli is listed on the international Happy Cow App, listing Vegan-friendly restaurants, retail outlets  and eateries offering Vegan, Vegetarian and healthy food, in essence the Healthy Eating Guide.

Disclosure: I am a Communications Consultant to Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant.

Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant, 24 Napier Street, Green Point, Cape Town. Tel 021 419-2501. Facebook: Anatoli Turkish Restaurant Instagram: @anatoli_restaurant. Tuesdays – Saturdays 18h00 – 23h00.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide


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