To welcome in the whispers of warmer weather and encourage little ones to be part of the feast, Ocean Basket has redesigned its menu with family in mind, incorporating new dishes intended to share with the people you love, as well as a few extra special treats for even the fussiest seafood mini connoisseur.
At Ocean Basket summer means spending time in the company of family and friends, dining on mouth-watering generous platters and eating fresh foods bursting with colour and sizzling with taste. With this in mind, South Africa's favourite seafood restaurant has redesigned its menu and added a few of summer's best picks intended to be shared and eaten al fresco.
Ocean Basket's new menu concept is focussed on the love of seafood and the love of sharing. "We always take feedback from our customers into consideration as we develop new menu items to suit their needs and taste preference. Our customers are quite used to the picture/description/price format that we’ve had for some time, and usually decide on what they will be ordering before even opening the menu," says Ocean Basket's Grace Harding. "A big focus with the menu's redesign was to encourage customers to have a look at the menu and see what we have to offer, with an emphasis placed on sharing. There has been a lot of excitement, and a lot of pride, with regards to the new menu among our chefs who cook every meal ordered from scratch every day. Everyone is very excited to see our customers' response to the exciting changes."
Ocean Basket's sushi dishes remain a firm favourite and have now been combined onto one menu. "Sushi is like ice-cream - it's popular all year round! We have grown our sushi sales 36% since last year October and would like to see the continuation of this trend. New on this menu is a hot and cold sushi platter, which includes cooked and raw sushi," says Harding. "The menu redesign also sees our sushi dishes incorporated into the main menu and our sushi now features next to the Starters."
Not only is their world-famous sushi showcased on one big family table but Ocean Basket has also introduced a variety of all-new dishes to tickle and tantalise taste buds. Share stories with family and friends while sharing a traditional and generous Mediterranean Meze platter and crispy garlic and feta bread for starters. Indulge your sweet tooth with a low-calorie fruity sorbet bursting with flavour and packed with antioxidants. For the health conscious, and those watching their waistline, main dishes are promoted with stir fried vegetables instead of starch. Ocean Basket is also introducing perfect summer coolers from jugs of sangria to share to designer milkshakes and of course, a little MCC bubbly for those special occasions. Their new wine list boasts top-notch vintages from JC le Roux La Fleurette and JC le Roux Le Vallée to Graham Beck Rose. Customers can now not only toast to sharing good times and great food, but great prices too. Due to forward buying a number of Ocean Basket's dishes have actually decreased in price, with a marginal adjustment to some.