Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CAVA Launches New Summer Menu

White Bean Salad at CAVA

From our friends at CAVA...

CAVA, the health-focused, fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, launched their summer menu at all locations beginning June 19.

The new menu is curated by Executive Chef/Co-Founder Dimitri Moshovitis, and highlights fresh, bright, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Seasonal Roasted Vegetables - which can be added to any grain bowl, salad, or pita - include crisp grape tomatoes, earthy sweet potatoes, button mushrooms, and zucchini for classic summer flavor. The addition of Spicy Apricot Dressing - Chef Dimitri’s nod to his favorite Mediterranean-inspired stone fruit - is equal parts tangy and sweet, and brings a vibrant color to any dish.

Also new this season are White Bean Salad, suitable for vegans looking for a punch of protein, and juices including Watermelon Mint, Lemonade with Turmeric, Basil Limeade, and Peach Green Tea.

CAVA’s summer fruits and vegetables can be combined with any protein on the menu, including Braised Lamb, Grilled Meatballs, and Falafel. Dozens of combinations range from 200-500 calories, making it the perfect light meal to be filled and fulfilled for the summer season.

About CAVA:
CAVA is a rapidly expanding fast casual restaurant and packaged product brand focusing on a fresh, better-for-you cuisine. CAVA brings modern, authentic, and vibrant Mediterranean food to a national audience in both fast casual and grocery channels through a chef-driven brand.

This beloved Mediterranean-focused restaurant was formed in 2011 by childhood friends Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis, who had the desire to bring modern, authentic fare to the masses after finding success with their full-service restaurants, Cava Mezze. CEO Brett Schulman helped to translate the full-service restaurant & recipes into this growing, better-for-you, culinary brand.

Founding partner and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis created a customizable menu of over 50 ingredients like their signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. CAVA is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and artisan producers.

Beyond their fast casual and full service restaurants, CAVA has a product line of small-batch dips and spreads available at over 200 Whole Foods Markets and other specialty grocery stores from coast to coast.

CAVA’s 29 locations can be found in both suburban and urban areas of their home market of Washington DC’s metro area (including Maryland and Virginia), Richmond, in New York City’s Union Square, as well as three locations in the Los Angeles area. CAVA has more than 10 additional locations set to open in 2017. For a full list of open and forthcoming locations, please visit: