Rōti is launching The Explōration Kitchen in the West Loop with an all-new, menu featuring new ingredients like Roasted Tahini Cauliflower, Spicy Grass-Fed Steak, Za’atar Vinaigrette, and more. The menu and new ingredients and flavors are from Head Chef and Culinary Director Molly McGrath.
According to Rōti Modern Mediterranean CEO Carl Segal, “We are launching the Explōration Kitchen as a way to have an entire restaurant dedicated to new ideas, new menu items, new equipment, and new ways of bringing Rōti to our customers. Instead of just introducing one new menu item at an existing restaurant this will give us the creative space to do much more."
As Rōti’s culinary team explores new recipes, ingredients, and spices, guests are encouraged to share their commentary about the new food in-restaurant for taste-testing. With iPads allowing eaters to share their view on the food, Roti can learn as they test new menu items and Modern Mediterranean twists on familiar classics.
The Rōti Explōration Kitchen menu features:
Roasted Tahini Cauliflower Plate: Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots mixed with Rōti’s Spicy Tahini sauce, served on rice with Black Lentils, Red Cabbage Slaw, Pickles, Tahini sauce, and Green S’hug for extra heat.
Chicken & Lentil Plate : A new take on Rōti’s chicken recipe. Served on rice with Black Lentils, Red Cabbage Slaw, creamy Feta, and Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette.
Mediterranean Caesar Salad: Rōti’s antibiotic and hormone-free grilled chicken on crisp romaine, topped with Tomato & Cucumber, creamy Feta, Garlic sauce, Pita Crunchies, and Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette.
Grilled Salmon Greens: Sustainably-raised, freshly grilled Atlantic Salmon Kabob served on Baby Spinach and Kale, with Red Cabbage Slaw, Roasted Corn and Kale, Red S’hug, and Rōti’s all-new Za’atar Vinaigrette.
Roasted Tahini Cauliflower Salad: Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots Baby Spinach and Kale, topped with savory Black Lentils, refreshing Dill Yogurt Cucumber sauce, fresh cilantro, and Pita Crunchies.
Spicy Steak Laffa: Rōti’s all-new Spicy Steak, made of grass-fed beef, mixed with rice, Black Lentils, Garlic sauce, Tomato & Cucumber, creamy Feta, wrapped in locally sourced Lebanese Laffa.
Mediterranean Chicken Pita: Rōti’s antibiotic and hormone-free grilled chicken with Mixed Greens, Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette, Garlic sauce, Red Cabbage Slaw, Tomato & Cucumber, served in a warm Israeli Pita.
Chicken, Corn & Kale: Rōti’s classic Hummus, topped with grilled chicken, Green S'hug, Roasted Corn & Kale Salad, and Feta.
Spicy Steak & Feta: Rōti’s ’s classic Hummus, topped with Spicy Steak, made of grass-fed beef, creamy Feta, and fresh cilantro.