What a find…Klein Roosboom was, on the M13, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, definitely #capetownsbestkeptsecret, the setting, the views of the vineyards and the food, all 5 stars!!!
At JéAn Restaurant, they promise,” Food that’s not pretentious with “schmears” & “foam”, but beautiful bring-down-the-house food.” And boy do they deliver, everything little morsel packed full of flavour. That broodjie was to die for and for a non-Marmite eater to say that should speak volumes.
The potatoes to the roasted veggies and the lamb and of course the Chicken Pie, everything was simply yummy with a capital Y!!!
Definitely one of the most unique experiences, visiting Gold Restaurant, we were astounded to know it had been around for a while and often frequented by foreign visitors. The 14-dish tasting menu is a journey through Africa and is served on sharing portions. What we particularly liked was that each dish was brought to us with a full explanation of the country of origin and cooking techniques and spicing. The waitrons are also from across Africa and they are all very friendly and knowledgeable.
We started our journey with a djembe drumming session. There are various skits during the evening and the entertainers make use of Mali puppetry, and dancing to the rhythms of the marimba percussion and djembe drums.
Start your African Taste Safari
SOUTH AFRICAN SEARED OSTRICH FILLET SALAD
Marinated ostrich fillet is combined with summer greens for a delicious start to our African Feast
XHOSA POT BREADS (V)
Individual, soft-centred bread with a delicious outer crust. Traditionally baked in a pot over an open fire
ETHIOPIAN IAB (V)
This refreshing dip made with yogurt and fresh herbs is the perfect accompaniment for all finger food
Try Some Street Food
MALAWIAN SWEET POTATO CAKE (V)
One of the staples from Malawi, the sweet potato, receives a modern twist
TUNISIAN PRAWN BRIOUAT
Briouats translates into “little Parcels” and are enjoyed all over North Africa and can be filled with savoury or sweet fillings
Vegetarian option: Tunisian carrot, potato and garlic briouats
MOZAMBIQUAN CHILI CHICKEN WINGS
This Mozambiquan specialty honours Portuguese seafarers who sailed around the African continent during the 16th century searching for gold, precious stones, ivory, amber and spices. Enjoy with the Ethiopian IAB to calm the fire
Vegetarian option: Kenyan irio patty
SOUTH AFRICAN LAMB AND SPRINGBOK SAMOOSAS
Variations of these crisp pastries can be found throughout the Middle East and Northern African countries, including South Africa. We fill ours with minced organic lamb and springbok
Vegetarian option: South African pea and potato samoosas
SOUTH AFRICAN CHUTNEY (V)
“Blatjang” or fruit chutney is the pride of the Cape Malay Cuisine and is the ideal relish for the samoosas
Mains, Served African Style, A Feast to Share
TANZANIAN FISH CURRY
With freshwater lakes on its Western and Northern borders, and Indian ocean to the East, Tanzania has an abundant selection of fish dishes. This one is delicately flavoured with coconut milk and fresh spinach
Vegetarian option: Tanzanian vegetable curry
GHANAIAN PEANUT CHICKEN
Recipes like this one have crossed the borders of many African countries to broaden our culinary repertoire. Organic free-range chicken breasts are cooked in a rich creamy broth with crushed peanuts and tomatoes with undertones of garlic, ginger, chili, turmeric and fresh thyme
Vegetarian option: Egyptian red lentils
ETHIOPIAN PILAU RICE (V)
Layered rice prepared with Ethiopia’s traditional spice, berbere, and vegetables
MOROCCAN BUTTERBEAN, OLIVE AND TOMATO TAGINE (V)
All the flavours and gentle spices from North Africa are combined to create a vegetarian tagine (North African clay or ceramic pan)
When one visits a specialist drinks bar serving experiential cocktails and vintage drinks, one is expected to be entertained, charmed and even surprised but what awaited us on our first visit was nothing short of amazing.
The theatre and orchestra of each cocktail being presented to us was simply and experience you cannot really describe. Definite bucket list experience if cocktails of even brandy is something you enjoy.
Oh, the Food selection is exceptionally good, freshly made, delicious morsel was the perfect accompaniment of the delicious cocktails. They offer a selection of canapés, boards, sliders, small plates to share, a kid’s menu and brunch.
We ventured into unknown territory in terms of our foodie experiences and when we visited The Kind Kitchen’s branch in Constantia. #TheKindKitchen – Woodstock officially opened September 2018 by founder by chef Jason McNamara. Recently being listed on the‘Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town listed by Eat Out and The Inside Guide in 2019, is no mean feat.
Their mantra is ‘Be Kind’ and that in itself speak volumes. Gone are the days of expecting tasteless, “cardboard” like dishes. You WILL NOT find that at #TheKindKitchen.
Here’s the dishes we ordered and loved!
The Darkside Burger Enjoy a prego style chicken burger made from homemade textured soy and basted in our spicy peri peri sauce, loaded on a Charcoal Bun with mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, gherkins, onions, melted cheddar cheese and hand cut fries.
The Badass Beyond Burger Enjoy the epic Beyond Burger basted in our own tangy bbq sauce on a soft bun of choice with mustard, mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, gherkins, red onions and melted cheddar cheese on your Choice of bun: Sesame, Activated Charcoal, Turmeric or in a Gluten Free Wrap
Really Lucky Fish Burger A fillet of fish made from banana blossoms, nori and sea vegetables to create a deliciously kinder version which we deep fry in a beer batter and then top it off with a dill tartare sauce, mustard, tomato, onions, cos lettuce and homemade hand-cut fries on a Turmeric Bun. (Turn into Fish n Chips without the Bun if you’d like)