Food has always been more to the Mediterranean people than just sustenance. Rather, it is the spirit of what defines their romance and is the vehicle through which they express their love for the world around them. This is the inspiration of ETHOS – a stellar new restaurant in the heart of Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg, which boasts a philosophy of Mediterranean cuisine.
For generations, the shores of the Mediterranean have been deeply alluring: Embedded in its story is not only the warmth of its spirit but the romance of its tales and its people – the feeling of timelessness brought on by its ancient and iconic landscapes.
In Johannesburg, a world away, this philosophy finds a home. Far from the distant shores of the infinitely alluring, Joburgers also find comfort and culture in the culinary experience and how food brings us all together. Now, at ETHOS, that gastronomic delight reaches its apex as its creators look to bring you the ultimate Mediterranean experience through an immersive culinary affair with food.
ETHOS has been a lifetime in the making and it’s more than just another restaurant, says founder Chris Tatsakis renown Joburg restaurateur– it’s an experience of the very Mediterranean soul that put us on this path in the first place. Italian, Greek, Spanish – all offered with astounding quality and an overwhelming sense of authenticity.
In addition, renowned chef Garth Shnier a culinary genius, and four up and coming South African chefs will lead the kitchen into the gastronomic promised land, while the overall visit will bring delight at every turn. Every detail has been thought out.
From the menu to the interior, from the uniforms of staff to its extraordinary entrance, we have meticulously laid out the Mediterranean story, bringing extravagance at every corner and a message of authenticity.
But, ever aware of the highveld’s tastes and the landscape that has come to chisel our own fables, ETHOS has been sure to embed authenticity within a local narrative – Our South African dry-aged meat will be cooked on charcoal bringing comfort to the experience, emboldening our Mediterranean flavours. By carefully picking only the best suppliers has ensured our Angus & Wagy beef comes from a renown farms Sparta and Woodview in the heart of the Free State, known for its abundant clean air and hand selecting for marbling ensuring every bite is filled with all the flavour you would expect from ETHOS.
Flare is in no short supply explains Chris, and within the private dining room, a piece of the Med will join distinguished guests on a night to be remembered. The unique feature brings life to the dining experience, as will the herringbone wooden floor,
tastefully used brass and organic Mediterranean textiles, specifically chosen to facilitate an escape – an escape to that world where the spirit of the Mediterranean takes over.
ETHOS will be opening its doors this August. For reservations, details and more, please contact Chris van Zyl 0723613968 & Helen Tatsakis 0844560200.
Preview the Tasting Menu Ethos.