AN EVENING OF ITALIAN HERITAGE AND CELEBRATION
The three-course dinner experience highlighted Chef Tamsyn’s immaculate adaptation of the increasingly popular international bistronomy food trend, with an Italian flair. The immersive sensory experience commenced with the guests arriving with the soothing sounds of Italian jazz musician Francesca Biancoli, setting the ambiance for the evening ahead.
To begin the Italian taste tour guests arrived in Saronno, Italy, the birthplace of Amaretto. Offering guests a Disaronno, Fitch & Leedes and Happy Culture welcome drink. S.Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages were also on offer to all of the guests, complimenting the night with their rich Italian history. This delicious non-alcoholic sparkling soft drink fully conveys the natural flavour of Italian fruit. Guests were transported from Seranno to the Island of Capri with a mouth-watering Antispasta platter to share paired with superbly balanced glass of Chateau Del Rei.
For the second course, Chef Wells delighted the taste buds by transporting guests to the homeland of meat in Italian cuisine and renowned for some of the world’s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, Tuscany. Presenting a dichotomy of traditional Italian cuisine with an influence of modern molecular bistronomy: Roast Beef Sirloin Tagliata Topped with rucola, grana Padano, roasted heirloom tomato, crispy baby potatoes; or Baked butternut squash and chickpea falafels (veggie option), Rasl el hanout, kale and braised lentils. San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna kept the guests hydrated throughout the evening.
Ending off an exquisite journey of the senses guests stopped at the foot of the Alps in Piedmont, known for sophisticated cuisine and the birthplace of the beloved Panna Cotta. The link from savoury to sweet was the an indulgent, rich and creamy Affogato panna cotta with coffee jelly, amaretti biscuit and dark chocolate ganache created by Patisserie Chef, Retha Thorpe.
Coming up this week is the final installment of the 15 on orange Cult Classic Movie Nights screening Inglourious Basterds, which is officially sold out! If you are looking for something new to do this First Thursday, just down the road from 15 On Orange is the newly manifested Winter Night market at Botanik Social House in Queen Victoria road.
Botanik Social House debuted its First Thursday Night Market on July 4th. Botanik Social House is an Afro-Caribbean themed bar/lounge/restaurant in inner-city Cape Town. This newly revamped events venue in Queen Victoria Street, formerly know as ‘The Bank’ is a new addition to acclaimed chef, Giorgio Nava’s restaurant group in company with his Carne and 95 collections.
The venue, an indoor forestry blossoming with towering trees and greenery springing from every pocket. Guests can expect to peruse and purchase a plethora of goods from clothing, accessories and jewellery to bags and beauty products.
Entrance to these monthly winter night markets is free of charge. Each guest is welcomed by a complimentary cocktail upon arrival between 6 and 7pm by Hendricks Gin. Kweyol restaurant’s Afro-Caribbean street style cuisine will be on offer catered by Chef Mala Bryan – adding a tasteful touch to the evening. For more info go to the Facebook Event Page
BOTANIK FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET DIARY LISTING:
Where: 54 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001
When: First Thursday 1 August & 5 September 2019
Contact: 081 462 5076
For More info: email@example.com