Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
2 Dec 2021
10:08 am

A French affair: Le Parc by tashas is a hot new Joburg favourite

Sandisiwe Mbhele

Le Parc by tashas is a contemporary twist on traditional French cuisine and your favourite tashas items are now sold at their pantry as well.

Le Parc by Tashas in Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied

Luncheons and dinners are always packed at many tashas establishments across Johannesburg and the country, and the popular restaurant group is now taking us to another part of Europe, this time France.

Opened four months ago, patrons at Le Parc by tashas in Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, have been devouring contemporary twists on traditional French cuisine and yes, beloved Tashas favourites too.

Having their had their official launch last week, co-owner Savva Sideris said the background of the tashas Group includes stunning backgrounds, beautiful food and engaging services. What started as a simple revamp of Tashas in the mall, the idea was soon turned on its head to create a more artistic and colourful interpretation for the space.

Savver says Le Parc not only showcases their brand experience, but the new look and feel is also aligned to their international offering. Founder Natasha Sideris, better known as Tasha, made a surprise appearance all the way from Dubai. 

The tashas Group has 15 locations in South Africa and eight in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with plans of further expansion around the world. 

Le Parc by tashas in Hyde Park Corner. Picture: Supplied

Le Parc also drew some inspiration from their Dubai location.

The small plates served on the night is something I can order repeatedly. Everything was seasoned to perfection, from the delicious chicken pie, mushroom pasta, salmon avocado ceviche, prawn salad, light and fluffy scrimp and beef burgers, with a delicious pearl barley salad. 

For the diners who want to use tashas ingredients at home, you’ll be excited to hear that you can buy these from the pantry at the restaurant.

The pantry is called Food Emporium and stocks the restaurant’s favourites such as homemade muesli and artisanal breads like sourdough, 90% rye, cranberry pecan nut loaf and baguettes. 

The cakes and pastries are perfect for a sweet treat with a cup of coffee, or even as a special gift for friends or family. The bakes are done with precision and love. I loved their petite fours and French macarons, which were delectable. You can also order some Florentines and Canelé de Bordeaux, which are an ode to French pastry.

There is a grocery section at the Food Emporium as well, where you can buy everything from artisanal honey and cheeses to homeware such as cutlery, crockery, wooden cheeseboards and cake stands.

Your shopping experience just wouldn’t be complete without a scoop of gelato. There is a wide variety at the Food Emporium, including vegan and sugar-free options.

Not only is Le Parc by tashas pantry an affordable meal out, it’s also the perfect place to shop for special home items and gifts, especially for the upcoming Christmas season.