Cava has always been forward-thinking in the culinary industry, they have certainly been behind some new taste sensations that have become popular throughout the country. They are responsible for bringing harissa, hummus and tzatziki to the masses and they are known for working with other bold flavours. With their New Innovation kitchen idea, they seek to keep going with this boldness in the culinary world and to spread that boldness even further.
On Monday 19th August, Cava will relaunch it's Dupont restaurant as, The Innovation kitchen. Based in Washington DC, this is one of the brands most popular locations. The new restaurant will work as a hub to test out new creations directly from head chef, Dimitri Moshovitis. Going forward, this will be the first restaurant throughout Cava's 80 establishments to serve up fresh tastes, including new recipes and ingredients. It will give the customer the opportunity to try new tastes as they are created, rather than waiting for them to be passed down the line. The new store will also seek to transform the ordering experience for their guests. For the very first time, the brand will introduce digital menus boards. These will allow customers to order directly through the menu, there will be no longer be any need to put conversations on hold whilst you talk to the waiter.
The brand will be launching three new dishes to celebrate the opening of the Innovation kitchen. These will include a protein, a type of food that Cava hasn't worked with for over 5 years. Customers can look forward to tasting harissa honey chicken, served with Madhava organic amber honey. It is thought that the sweetness and delicate flavour of the honey alongside the spice of the famous Cava harissa are going to create a true taste sensation. The restaurant will also be releasing a new vegan garlic dressing. This will be made from aquafaba, which is the water that is drained off from the chickpeas that are used within the restaurant. They will also be releasing crispy chickpeas which the brand intends to use as a topping for some of their dishes.
Cava is planning to use the Innovation Kitchen in Washington DC to test the popularity of their new creations. It is thought that, if they work that dishes will be disseminated throughout their other establishments. Fans of Cava throughout the country will still get their chance to sample them.
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