Dash Restaurant – 4 Course Winter Tasting Menu – the Queen Victoria Hotel

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A few weeks ago, with scarves, parkas and umbrellas in hand we braved the winter chill and headed to Dash Restaurant at the sophisticated Queen Victoria Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. Dash Restaurant and Bar named after Queen Victoria’s favourite pet, Dash, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, certainly didn’t disappoint.

The door man, with his friendly demeanour, he led us to Dash where we were welcomed by our lovely waitress. We were offered the choice of enjoying a drink at the bar, with its cosy fireplace before dinner or going straight to our table. We opted for the table, as after all we were there to experience the 4 course Winter Menu.

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We each received a complimentary glass of Champagne and they even included a non-alcoholic drink for our daughter, very thoughtful and appreciated. The restaurant is decorated with truly opulent and though provoking art work and I especially loved the artwork opposite me. Throughout the evening I found myself constantly being drawn to it. Truly remarkable!

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We ordered a bottle of wine and waiting in anticipation for the culinary journey to begin.

4-COURSE WINTER TASTING MENU

HOT BOWL

Rich Pumpkin soup, Sesame crusted Bacon toast

THE OCEAN

Baked Hake, Mussel, Prawn risotto, Kale, smoked Prawn foam, micro herbs

SLOW ROAST

Roast Pork belly, Pommes Duchess, baby Vegetables, Apple, Sweet Ginger Chilli jus, crackling

LOCAL RE-MADE

Milk tart Panna Cotta, Koeksister crumble, Malva cake, Brandy ice-cream

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Our journey begun with a an amuse bouche a scrumptious salmon bite-sized hors d’œuvre.

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Having had Pumpkin Soup the previous night, we were quite intrigued to see what this one would be like compared to the last and I am glad to say, it was as good if not better. The Sesame Crusted Bacon Toast was a welcomed surprise.

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The portion sizes are generous to say the least. Every dish was tasty and pack with flavour. Our daughter being Pescaterian, wasn’t a challenge for the chef, they gladly accommodated her.  I have to say without a doubt my favourite dish was THE OCEAN, it has me reminiscing about my younger years camping at the seaside. Every memory was brought back to me in this one hearty dish. This dish was our daughter favourite too.

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Somewhat of a Pork Belly “expert”, my husband loved this dish; all the flavours were perfectly balanced.

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And for the non-meat eater delicious piece of Salmon.

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Lastly the dessert and new and interesting take on all the South African favourites, a bit of a remix and the guys at Dash pulled it off brilliantly. We wouldn’t be happy with a little morsel of every favourite dessert you have ever had in one bowl, it’s definitely designed to bring out the kid in all of us.

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All in all a lovely evening spent and one of Cape Town’s best. We cannot wait to go back and try out the rest of their amazing dishes soon.

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Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Rene Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

DASH RESTAURANT & BAR – QUEEN VICTORIA HOTEL

Dinner Menu

Wine List

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 21 418 1466
Fax: +27 21 418 1475

info@queenvictoriahotel.co.za

Physical Address:
Portswood Ridge,

V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, 8001,

South Africa

 

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