"The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living"
Tashas has treated us with another exceptional addition to their gorgeous cafés in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria, which opened its doors in September. The immensely talented interior Architect Neydine Bak of B&S Studio has once again designed a masterfully unique restaurant to enrich your fine dining experience through all your senses. Head chef and owner Elze Roome shares that her dream was to create a beautiful lifestyle café that would challenge conventional ideas about daytime eating.
“I wanted to design a space people would be drawn to, timeless yet contemporary, original and innovative. I envisaged a restaurant where the environment you are eating in is as important as the food you are eating; a place where food and conversation go hand in hand. I was fixated with the quality of the ingredients, the presentation and the vibe.” Elze Roome
Elze comes from a family of food-lovers from her great grandfather, grandfather to her father. Her mother in particular was an exceptional cook in their home and she was raised in her father’s restaurant where she learnt from a young age about a love for food, people and service.
It is no secret that I absolutely adore Tashas and I was delighted when a group of Elze’s friends approached me to create an original artwork celebrating the new Tashas Menlyn Maine café as a gift to her. Together we reflected on some ideas and came up with something extra special. Take a peek at the process from pencil to frame below.
A very big congratulations to Elze Roome for this beautiful new addition to the Tashas family. We wish you success and joy with this new adventure.
Interior Architect: Neydine Bak of B&S Studio
Owner & Head Chef: Elze Roome
Gifted by: Anja, Bianca, Carien, Greg, Eon, Heidi, Kristel, Elonah, Marlise, Morne & Zenandi
Illustration: Maria Magdalena Atelier