Lou Lou’s Bar & Restaurant is all about class.

They say you can’t buy happiness, but at Lou Lou’s you can buy class.

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Restaurant Week saw us venturing into Lou Lou’s Restaurant and Bar in Greenpoint. Situated in the Centre of the Cape Quarter it is hidden unlike most eateries on Somerset Road.

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Upon arrival we were greeted with the words “Welcome to the home of The Single Malt” suggesting that whiskey and malt werethe drinks of the night. As a result cocktails were limited much to our disappointment especially the ladies. To an extent that we were told on our second order of drinks that there will be no more cocktails until the manager had a change of heart. He must have seen the dismal looks on our faces.

DINNER

3-Course Surprise Dinner Menu

This restaurant will surprise you with a Restaurant

Week 5 YEAR Anniversary Special, using only

seasonal fresh ingredients to give you a real taste of

Spring.

Price: R 250

Bar Snacks

Lou Lou’s Platter – A selection of 3 cured meats, marinated olive,pickles and homemade foccia bread (not part of Restaurant Week Deal)

Restaurant Week Selection

Tapas

Patagonia Squid

Lamb & Pea Crouquettes

Pork Belly

Seared spiced Tuna

Crumbed Mushrooms

Arancini

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Mains

Caulifower Risotto

Rigatoni Pastaal Ragu

Line Fish

Prawns

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Dessert

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

Chocolate Brownie

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Our order of starters arrived which comprised of pantagonia squid, prawn toast, Lamb & pea croquettes, seared spiced tuna, pork belly and crumbled mushrooms. Other than the variety the items were all tasteful and beautifully served. There was consensus amongst the 7 of us that the starters were awesome.

The main dish comprised of three items only from the menu; cauliflower risotto with almonds and capers, rigatoni pasta al Ragu with a meat based sauce made the traditional way and line fish served with baby potatoes, charred cauliflower and crushed peas with mint. The line fish being sea bass was beautifully seared and tasteful with a tangy sauce. The former two dishes according to the tasters was not as expected, almost as if they were regretful.

To end the meal some us choose desert to sweeten our mouths. From the selection of passion fruit panacotta, ice creams by Unframed and chocolate brownie served with burnt white chocolate ice cream. The choices on the table included the first and last. I loved the panacotta however the brownies proved to be cold and hard as the feel was that brownies are generally soft and gooey.

The whiskey drinkers at the table were definitely smiling and we know that they will return for the whiskey and single malt.The evening proved to be fun as the crowd was entertaining with the music becoming louder as the evening wore on.

An interesting restaurant I must admit with lots to offer.

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Lou Lou’s

27 Somerset Rd, Green Point

8051

Cape Town

Tel : +27 21 418 0015

Email : info@loulous.co.za

 Hours : Monday – Saturday: 11 AM – To Close

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Sharon Moodley

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

 

 

Black & Co – Food and Beautiful Things

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I always get excited when I hear about eateries opening up in my neck of the woods so I was looking forward to grabbing a quick brunch at Black and Co in Constantia. This little eatery was opened in 2017, so it’s brand spanking new, by sisters Natasha and Nadja Swart.

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The space is interesting and novel, with this quaint Coffee and Décor Shop smack bang in the middle of a fabric store. Patrons are able to amble freely through the reams of fabric in the adjoining store or peruse various knickknacks for sale in the coffee shop.

LUNCH

2-Course Surprise Lunch Menu

This restaurant will surprise you with a Restaurant

Week 5 YEAR Anniversary Special, using only

seasonal fresh ingredients to give you a real taste of

Spring.

Price: R 150

Menu

Starter

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup with Creme Fraiche and Chives

Avocado and Prawn Salad with Sweet Chilli and basil mayonnaise

Main

Rosemary and Lemon Chicken Breast with Roasted Roasted Vine Tomatoes,Zuchhini Fries and Aioli. Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Artichoke and Chive Sauce

Dessert

Coconut and Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Brownie Week

We popped in for a quick bite and opted for the “Restaurant Week 3-course Special”

The Starter course was an option of either, Sweet potato and leek soup with crème fraiche and chives or Avocado and prawn salad with sweet chili and basil mayonnaise. I had the Avo and prawn salad which was delicious.

 

The main course was a choice of Rosemary and Lemon chicken breasts with roasted vine tomatoes, zucchini fries and aioli or the Spinach and ricotta ravioli with artichoke and chive sauce.

The dessert course was a chocolate brownie with coconut and peanut butter ice-cream, sounded delicious but the ice cream was not available, which was somewhat of a disappointment.

Good Food, great coffee (locally brewed in Nyanga Township mind you) and tons of sweet treats for those with a proverbial sweet tooth. This project is no doubt a work in progress and I’m curious to see how it evolves. So, when next you are in the southern suburbs do pop in for a quick bite.

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Restaurant Info

Black & Co

49 Constantia Main Road,

Constantia

7801

Email: Natasha@blackandco.co.za Or Nadja@blackandco.co.za

Call: Natasha: 0832251415 Or Nadja 0826780452

 Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Mario Arendse

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen