If, like me you work in the CBD and surrounds, chances are that the daily commute to the suburbs is about as enjoyable as watching paint drying. Well, let me start by saying that there is an alternative and a tasty one mind you.
Enter the Cape Quarter. There really is so much to do in this quaint part of town whatever your vice. We decided to have a bite to eat at Le Petite Tarte (The small tart). The décor is eclectic with a mixture of French café culture meets the Mad Hatters tea party, I loved in but then again my taste has been described as slightly whimsical at best.
We started the evening with Jalapeno Chilli poppers, always a sure winner; I couldn’t believe the size of the peppers, goodness! They we juicy and filled with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, all the essential food groups.
We decided to get stuck into the mains in order to leave some room for the desserts we’d been told were amazing. I ordered the Lamb Shank with veggies which was a generous portion, nicely basted.
Then there was the Sriracha basted Picanha also with veggies which looked amazing and received two thumbs up.
Next was the Pot Roasted Chicken Pie with vegetables and a side salad. This portion was very generous and tasty.
Last but not least was the Waldorf salad.
We regrouped after dinner soaking in the ambience eager to get stuck into our dessert.
There was the Flourless Dark Chocolate and Brazil nut cake, lovely, rich and oh so delicious.
Next was the Baked Cheese Cake with mixed berry coulis
Lemon Meringue is always a firm favourite and theirs comes very highly rated
Last and most certainly not least was the Carrot & Walnut Cake. This was exceptional and the portion was massive, easily shared.
This venue, like the food is simple and unpretentious. Uncomplicated, but done well. So, whether you feel like a slab of cake and some good coffee or like grabbing a quick bite before you brave the traffic and make your way home, you won’t be disappointed.
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Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Mario Arendse