There’s a lot on the go at Ethos restaurant – the Mediterranean-inspired Joburg restaurant. Not only will the restaurant be relocating from Morningside to Rosebank, but Chef Luke Dale Roberts will be assisting in designing the new menu together with the restaurant’s new Executive Chef, Ken Phuduhudu.
Ethos is transitioning to a more casual menu but will still carry the hallmarks of fine dining. “Ethos restaurant is an honest restaurant, and the food will be honest… honest food is authentic, cooked with love, highlighting, not masking the main ingredient and ‘purpose’ of the dish. In summary, I am excited by this challenge. It’s about how we can take Mediterranean food to another dimension and still keep it delicious and real,” says Chef Luke Dale Roberts.
Chef Ken Phuduhudu brings a wealth of experience to his role of Executive Chef and has worked in leading restaurants such as The Test Kitchen, Terroir, Glenda’s, Epicure, and The Greenhouse as well as founded The Private Dining Experience. “Ethos restaurant is going to be a game-changer within the food industry, I look forward to working with Chef Luke Dale Roberts again, after many years apart, this is going to be an exciting reunion,” says Chef Ken.
The menu will combine traditional and modern techniques and includes dishes such as Iberico pork neck skewers with ancho scented romesco sauce as well as Baba Ganoush and lamb kofte. On the interior side, the restaurant will boast more indoor seating, an addition of outdoor seating, chef’s table seating, a 14-seater private dining room, a bar, and a wine cellar.
Interior designer Giorgio Tatsakis will keep the new spaces’ interiors synonymous with the brand, but will also add a few more design trends. This includes Giorgio’s favourite feature; the new ceiling baffles which consist of a special material imported from France suspended from the ceiling, as well as rich-in-texture Arabescato marble from Italy.
Ethos restaurant opens its doors at Oxford Parks in Rosebank in early July 2021.