I love to eat... Who doesn’t? And because food is one of my serious passions, I thought it well to share with you my favourite restaurants, underground eateries, supper clubs and take- away joints in Cape Town.
I would obviously have to start with my very own Slippery Spoon… Conceptual dining at its best! Slippery Spoon is a pop up restaurant that literally “pops up” in any random or obscure place. I then design the menu around any theme to my liking which is fantastic for me as thinking-out-of-the-box is my very long middle name. Previous themes include “The Ten Commandments”, “Plastic Fantastic”, “Paper”, “White on White”, “West Coast Living” and the most recent “Food flash and Wine”. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for up and coming events as trust me, you do not want to miss the next one: http://www.facebook.com/slipperyspoonpopuprestaurant
Another wonderful notion was created by two very close friends of mine – It’s called Supper Lounge. Supper clubs are a massive trend all over the world right now and this one is right on par. They host the most spectacular dinner events available to anybody keen to attend. A wonderful and affordable way to meet new people and to enjoy gorgeous home made food prepared by interesting people. Highly recommended by me so check it out and hopefully you get a seat: www.supperlounge.com
Also have a look at the foodie festival called Toffie Food: www.toffie.co.za. They continuously have a few foodie happenings that are essential to attend.
Cape Town has so much to offer and living in Cape Town does not help my diet at all! I’m regularly asked what my favourite restaurant in Cape Town is and my response is always:
I do NOT have a favourite restaurant, but rather favourite meals.
So here goes:
Ethiopian Pancake Feast called Injera available at the African Woman’s Market in Long Street. This must be some of the best flavour combinations I have ever had.
The Lamb Dosa at Masala Dosa in Long Street is one of my biggest treats every month.
One can’t miss “The Bomb” at Willoughby’s in the V & A Waterfront.
The Korean Hot Pot Bibimbap should be on anybody’s bucket list. Available at Galbi, the Korean Braai Restaurant in Long Street.
I am sorry to say, but Saigon in Kloof Street still makes the best Dim Sum in Cape Town.
The Mini Lamb Burgers at Orphanage in Bree Street.
The Truffle Fries at Loading Bay on Hudson Street in De Waterkant.
The Koeksisters sold in the Mc Donalds Parking Lot at N1 City.
The best sauce I have ever tasted in my life is the Black Pepper and Truffle Café au Lait from The Pot Luck Club in The Old Biscuit Mill.
The Lamb Pita’s at Eastern Food Bazaar In Long Market Street in the City Bowl.
The Prego Rolls at Dias Tavern in Caledon Street.
The Slap Chips at Roxy’s Café in Dunkley Square in Gardens.
The Burgers at Dogs Bolloks in Roodehek Road in Gardens.
The Smoked Jalapeno Poppers at El Buro in Green Point.
And last but not least The Egg and Bacon Tarts from Bread, Milk and Honey on Spin Street.
Happy Eating Folks.
Until next time…