Foodie News: Balducci’s Plant-based Menu Introducing Stunning New Dishes
“At Balducci we believe that you always have to keep abreast with the latest trends. With the rise of conscious eating, awareness surrounding sustainability and rapidly growing health trends, we recently introduced a stand-alone plant-based menu at Balducci which proved to be extremely popular with both vegans and non-vegans. Our commitment to excellence and innovation sees us continually expanding and enhancing our plant-based menu, keeping it varied and creative, adding enticing new dishes that keep our guests coming back for more,” says Ian Halfon, co-owner of Balducci and MD of the Slick Restaurant Group.
Delicious new offerings on Balducci’s Plant-Based menu includes Vegan Butter-Chicken-Style Pasta, Roasted Tofu and Vegan Satay Sauce Pizza, Chickpea and Potato Curry, Roasted Chilli Paste and Cashew Nut Yellow Noodles, Sunshine Plate including Lebanese-style Falafel, Bhajis Plate including Corn Kernels dusted in Indian spices and chickpea flour and lightly fried, Vegan Peanut-Butter Blondies and more…
About the New Balducci’s Plant Based Menu:
The Balducci Plant-Based menu has seen a lot of time, effort and thought going into the creation of dishes that deliver on all fronts: taste, texture, visual appeal, variety and value in addition to being pure, natural, wholesome, nutrient-rich, healthy and eco- and animal-friendly.
The comprehensive menu includes juices, smoothies and power bowls made with superfoods and probiotics, soups, wraps, nachos, salads, curry, pasta, Asian bowls, noodles, sushi, pizzas, burgers, toasties, shakes, desserts, hot and cold drinks as well as vegan wines.
Tried and tested old favourites include Sherbet Lemonade, Berry Frenzy Power Bowl, Zucchini Tartar, Salad in a Jar, Red Thai Curry, Marinated Shiitake Mushroom, and Avo Temaki, Guacamole Rice Paper Wrap, Smokey Black Bean Burger, Spinach Green Pizza, and to end your vegan feast on a sweet note, the Vegan Cheesecake with a Berry Marble Swirl and the exquisitely presented Pistachio Raspberry Ice Cream Cake.
“Our Balducci’s plant-based menu reflects our commitment to supporting sustainable organic agriculture in the long term, our respect for the planet and our commitment to meeting the needs of all our diners. Plant-based food is the hottest culinary trend, according to global food-industry experts.
Wherever possible, the ingredients are organic, seasonal, gluten-free, low-GI, chemical and preservative-free, non-GMO, detox-friendly, raw and loaded with vitamins and minerals. No refined sugar or oils, synthetic ingredients or unhealthy fats are used. Honey substitutes include agave syrup, coconut nectar or maple syrup (Canadian maple syrup when available). Balducci only use Himalayan or sea salt and non-irradiated herbs and spices. Slow cooking and the use of ingredients dried at low temperatures maximises the availability of nutrients.
Balducci’s Commitment to the Community and Environment
The Slick Restaurant Group’s commitment to the environment includes the use of menus printed on recycled paper with sustainable ink, recycled paper bags printed with vegetable ink and phasing out the use of disposable plastic products. They only use recycled (FDA approved) paper straws and straws made from corn and maize starch, and Balducci supports alien clearing by only using alien wood types in their pizza oven.
The Slick Restaurant Group’s passion extends to the local community. A vision to serve others and to make a difference has led to a partnership with Tygerberg Hospital assisting them in increasing the number of corneal transplants undertaken by their Department of Ophthalmology. Slick Restaurant Group company donations together with help from generous customers at their three restaurants resulted in the first lamellar corneal surgery being performed at Tygerberg Hospital on Mrs Gladys Maistry from Eersterivier on 10th May 2018, restoring her sight.
Since then another 12 life-changing operations have taken place and scleral contact lenses, sophisticated soft lenses, are being imported and made available to eligible Tygerberg Hospital patients. This unique private-public-partnership between the Slick Restaurant Group and Tygerberg Hospital will continue ‘Giving a Helping Hand to Someone in the Dark’, with operations set to take place on a frequent basis. Donations to this deserving initiative can be made via the Slick Restaurant Group website – please visit slickrestaurants.com/social-responsibility/.
“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark” (Helen Keller, 1880 – 1968)
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