Located in the heart of Plymouth’s vibrant downtown district, The Tasty is the perfect fusion of New England gastropub and craft cocktail bar. Rustic dishes change with the season, inspired by fresh, locally sourced produce and global cuisine innovation. Artfully crafted cocktails are a highlight and are served up with plenty of hospitality.
Ascending to head chef last summer, with just two years under his belt prior, chef Ryan Smith brings tenured confidence to his evolving menus. Cranberries have played a big role in the restaurant’s cuisine since The Tasty’s launch, five years ago.
“When wholesale markets and our produce vendors start talking in-season fresh cranberries, I immediately switch to a fall menu mindset,” says Smith. “They dominate my inspiration in many different dishes throughout the season, sometimes created just days before they appear on the menu.” Cranberries have appeared in everything from The Tasty’s main courses to hoisin sauce and pickled condiments.
This harvest season, Ryan put together a pupusa dish (recipe below)- a traditional El Salvadoran corn-rich griddle cake, similar to its Venezuelan parallel, the arepa. The dish is served with a house-made cranberry jam and a spicy crema drizzle, accompanied by slivered fresh jalapeños, cilantro leaves and pickled red onions.
Pupusa with Cranberry Jam and Spicy Crema
Recipe from Chef Ryan Smith, The Tasty