Taranta Blog

Our very own Santa Cruz Lodge in Huaripampa, Peru

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Biodynamic Wine

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Our Grass-Fed Mission

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Taranta’s Composting Efforts

For over 10 years, Taranta has been a sustainable restaurant. Our efforts span across standard recycling to reduced water usage, energy conservation, and energy-efficient appliances.…

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Sustainable Seafood, Local Fisherman, Traceability and QR

Exactly year ago I planned a presentation for the New England Food Service Show and the Boston Seafood Show, I was playing around with QR Codes to the point of making them edible, using branding irons to stamp them in a flour tortilla, printing chocolates and developing a silk screen with the use of  Squid ink to place a QR code , the first attempt was a success, I was able to pinpoint a specific URL with the recipe of a Lobster Causa, the first dish was the Causa QR, a fantasy of connecting a diner with the source of what they were actually eating.…

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Cooltrol Installed on Walk In Cooler and Freezer

About 3 months ago we were offered a rebate program from NSTAR through National Resources Management, the rebate was for about 70% of the cost of the project and an offer to finance the 30% at no interest.…

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Morgan Linen Service – Importance of using a “LaundryESP” certified service

For a while we have been using Morgan Linen Service as our laundry service for the restaurant. Our decision to change companies is part of the process of greening our restaurant also from the upstream side.…

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Naturizzata Sparkling Water by Sidea

We have changed our Natura machine for a Naturizzata Italian water filtration system by Sidea, we had some issues with Natura and we were approached by Atlas Water System that is representing the Naturizzata machines, producing the best alternative to bottled water.…

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Installed 3 Ecobee Wifi Internet Controllable Thermostats

The new Ecobee thermostat allow us to remote control temperature in our restaurant, avoiding waste of energy during times that we do not need AC/Heat.…

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Gourmet Adventure Peru 2009, with an Eco-Friendly aspect

March 21 to March 28, Chef Jose Duarte will be joining a group of travelers heading to Peru. The trip is organized by Gourmet Consulting Group and it will be the first exclusive high end Gourmet Adventure with an Eco-Friendly set.…

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