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Welcome to TAO

 

 

Tao, an ancient Chinese philosophy, is translated as

the path of all life.  Seeming opposites balance each other and reveal the truth:

 

 

Out of the small, arises the great,

out of the nothingness, flows all that is to be,

out of humility, emerges power,

out of emptiness, evolves fulfilment,

out of discord, comes harmony,

out of want for nothing, comes peace.

 

As life is about balance, like the balance between Yin and Yang, black and white, hot and cold; TAO, the restaurant, seeks to lend balance and engage the senses with an unexpected combination of flavours:

 

A Fusion of East and West Cuisine.

 

The Taoist ideal of health means harmony with Tao - the path of all life. Nourishing the body is as important in harmonizing with the path as are philosophy and meditation.

 

TAO, the restaurant, is dedicated to a nutritious and delicious dining experience, which contributes to a balanced and healthier lifestyle.

 

TAO offers a unique dining experience, achieving equilibrium, reflecting food from both East and West, complemented with outstanding service in a harmonious and comfortable environment.

 

We wish you peace and harmony and most of all an enjoyable meal.

 

 

 

Jesse Joseph,                                           Kevin Thomson 

Restaurant Proprietor                            Chef de Cuisine

  

Smoking would impair the ability to taste the delicate flavours of our cuisine and may also cause discomfort for other diners

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Appetisers

 

Five Lives, the TAO Taste Plate

$45.00

A selection of tastes from the TAO kitchen

 

 

Tao Gazpacho

 Included

Chilled Tomato, Cucumber and Watermelon Tea

served with our Tomato and Ginger Sorbet

 

 

Lobster Napoleon

$35.00

Lemon Grass and Tamarind marinated Napoleon of Local Spiny Lobster served with a

Tropical Fresh Fruit Salsa

 

 

Hon-dashi Salmon Tartare

included

Hon-dashi scented Atlantic Salmon Tartare,

Dill Crème Fraiche, trickled with a Chili Guava Dressing, accompanied by Sesame Wafers

 

 

Seafood Dumplings

Won Ton Dumplings filled with Fish, Shrimp and Crab lightly steamed and sauced with a Bois Boudran Dressing

 

$24.00

Duck Rillette

Included

Asian inspired Duck Rillette, Bok Choy and Bean Sprout Salad with a warm Soft Poached Egg, Japanese Gastric Dressing

 

 

TAO Deluxe Sushi & Sashimi Platter (for 2)

$75.00

Traditional Japanese delicacies of Nigiri Sushi, Futo-Maki, Ebi, Tomago, California Roll, accompanied by Pickled Ginger, Wasabi and Soy Ginger Sauce

 

 

Thai laksa

Included

Spicy Thai Style Soup flavored with Coconut Milk and TAO Laksa Paste, with Chicken Breast, Rice Stick Noodles, Vegetable Threads and Bean Sprouts

 

 

East West Foie Gras

$34.00

Wok Seared Lobe of Duck Foie Gras (75g) encrusted with Szechuan Peppercorns served on a Green Scallion Blinis with Pineapple and our Hot and Sour Glaze

 

 

Mirin glazed Onion Tarte Tatin

Included

Mirin glazed Onion Tarte Tatin with an Escabeche of young carrots, Miso and Shadow Beni scented

Hollandaise Sauce

 

 

Tuna Sashimi Terrine

Included

Terrine of Tuna Sashimi and Shitake wrapped in Nori served with Carrot Futo-Maki and a Wasabi Mayonnaise

 

 

Vegetable Sushi Salad

Included

Assorted Vegetables with Wakame and Pickled Ginger dressed with a Soy Sake Essence and Sushi Rice

 

 

Main Courses

 

Ginger MAHI MAHI

Included

Ginger marinated mahi mahi

 with Somen Noodles and Vegetable threads served in an Aromatic Tom Yam Broth

 

 

Char-Sui Salmon

 

$55.00

Hibachi grilled Char-Sui of Atlantic Salmon

with a local Crab and Potato Gribiche

finished with a Szechuan Glaze

 

Pan-Seared Filets of Banga Mary

Pan-Fried Banga Mary served atop an Eggplant Caviar with Local Spinach, Dashi and Wakame

 

Shrimp Tempura

Tempura of Jumbo Shrimp and Vegetables served with Soya and Bonito Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

included

 

 

 

 

 

$55.00

Teriyaki marinated Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Teriyaki marinated Pork Tenderloin served with braised Red Cabbage, Steamed Bok Choy, Apple Fondant, Banana & Date Chutney

 

Angus Beef Tenderloin

Included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$75.00

Pan seared USDA certified Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Pàve of Potato and Shiitake, and a Ponzu Sauce with Straw Mushrooms

 

 

Lamb Canon

Included

Cumin and Coriander scented Canon of Lamb served with Asian Ratatouille, Sesame Seed Polenta and dressed with a Lime Gremolata Jus

 

 

Twice cooked Duck

$50.00

Duck Breast lightly steamed, then roasted and served on braised Red Cabbage with its own Pithivier, Pumpkin Skordalia and a Five Spice Jus

 

 

Macchi Tandoori chicken

Included

Breast of local Chicken marinated in Tandoori Spices, served with an Onion Bhaji

and Cucumber Riata

 

Goat Cheese & Potato Tortellini

 

 

 

 

 

Included

Home Made Goat Cheese & Potato Tortellini served with a light Tomato and Chilli Essence drizzled with White Truffle oil

 

 

Red Curry Tofu

Tofu with a selection of wok-fried Vegetables served in a Spicy Red Curry Nage

 

Calves Liver

Wok seared Calves Liver served on a

Yellow Pea Purée, Tempura Onions,

Wilted Spinach, Bacon and Citrus Miso Jus

 

Included

 

 

 

 

Included

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert

 

Coconut Semi-fredo

Included

Coconut scented Semifredo served with

Gulab-Jamun doughnuts

 

 

 

 

 

“Ménage À Trois”

of Crème Brûlée

Included

Ginger and Truffle, Black Sesame Seed

 and Lemongrass with Coconut

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Fondant

$18.00

Baked Dark Chocolate (Callebeau) Fondant

with a liquid center, served hot

 with Five Spice Ice Cream

 (baked to order, please allow 10 min)

 

 

 

 

 

 Banana bavarois

Included

Caramelized B anana Bavarois flavored with Rum served with Passionfruit Syrup

and Chantilly cream

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Ravioli

Spiced Pineapple Ravioli served with Sorrel Sorbet and Pink Peppercorn & Rum Syrup

 

 

 

Included

 

 

Mango Mint Gelee

Mango served with assorted local fruit and Passion fruit coulis

 

 

 

Fruit Sushi

Local Fruit wrapped in a sweet Crepe and sweetened Japanese Rice served with Lemon Grass & Ginger dipping Sauce

 

Included

 

 

TAO Ice Creams

Included

Today’s flavours served with a

Sweet Pastry Tuille and Fresh Fruit Coulis

 

 

 

 

 

Basaboosa

Included

Rosewater Scented Semolina Torte served with Star Anise flavored Prunes and Muhalabia

 

 

 

 

 

All ice creams and sorbets served at Tao

are churned fresh each day in our Tao kitchen.

 

Coffees & Teas

 

 

Filter Brewed lavazza Coffee

Espresso

Cappuccino

Café Latte

Café tao

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

 

 

Twinings English Tea

Our Selection of Herbal Teas & infusions

 

Included

Included