Gold Restaurant

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

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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

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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)


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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Gold Restaurant

Address: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point, 8005

Contact Number: +27 (0) 21 421 4653

Reservations: http://goldrestaurant.co.za/bookings/.

Email: info@goldrestaurant.co.za