For the gold old taste of firm Italian favourites, look no further. Golosa Restaurant consistently outdo themselves in managing to make our local produce shine amidst their significant skills in the kitchen.
The venue is relaxed, personal and with attentive and personable staff on hand. This being an Italian joint, expect nothing but the best authentic stone baked pizza and amazingly refined hand made pasta.
To share, the best you can do is the Risotto for two which is a green pea and mushroom risotto with twenty-four months aged Italian Parma ham, white truffle oil, fresh rocket and aged Parmesan.
Far from being a one-trick-pony, you would be remiss to not take advantage of their coffee and dessert menu. If you have a little time on your hands, wait twenty minutes and by all means have the baked chocolate dessert. This heavenly piece of decadence is a slow-baked chocolate fondant pudding made to order from organic cacao, free-range eggs and cane sugar, served with home-made berry coulis and vanilla ice cream.
Sundays, brunch and Jazz are a legendary combination, and something you should definitely treat your dear mother to.
On the 12th you can relax to the dulcet tones of local greats Glenn Robertson, Andrew Ford, Mike Campbell and Maurice Gawronsky.
Tuck into a breakfast classic like some eggs Benedict (they really rock these) and take in the beautiful views at the Winchester.
While the hotel itself is on the seafront, the true beauty is in the amazing inside courtyard with stunning bougainvillea hanging over the tables, a babbling fountain in the center and the entire space surrounded by crisp white mediterranean walls.
After brunch, have a little stroll down the promenade to take in the fresh sea air, all in all a brilliant morning for you and mum.
The Sea Point Promenade stretches the length of Mouille Point and Sea Point. A lovely paved contour path runs parallel to the coastline and all the little beaches and coves along the way.
On the other side of the path there is a wide green belt that is home to playgrounds, lawns, and outside exercise equipment and the whole 7km stretch is nice and flat, making it an easy walk.
On the Mouille Point side you will find the historic lighthouse as well as a maze, a kid’s train ride and a a seaside maze (this is also a short walk away from the Green Point Urban Park complex, also well worth a visit).
At the far end of the walk (on the Camps Bay side) you can treat yourself to ice-cream, hot dogs and snacks, or visit the big public swimming pool with much frequented diving boards.
The views all along the way are spectacular, beautiful sunset vistas and at different points Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain.
This is an easy and incredibly pretty walk, keep an eye out for joggers coming at speed though!:-)
Cosmo Cafe is a food truck that allows you to whip around the world within one menu. They are a proudly South African, Black Female owned business which is making waves food truck and culinary world.
The international fare on offer includes (but is not limited to):
Moroccan Tagines(Chicken/Lamb/Beef/Vegetables) and Couscous; New York Lox Bagel with homemade cream cheese and gravlax (a Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs). Also available are Pakistani spicy mince lolly wraps with salsa and yoghurt Sauce; the good old Philly Cheesesteak (rump)and flavorful veggie or chicken Burrito including corn, red beans and cheese.
There are many, many more options but this should give you a taste of the breadth of the menu. All the food items are prepared fresh and with a great deal of love! <3
This Christmas you can expect an excellent turn out at Harvey’s at the Winchester. You will be presented with a delicious five course gourmet menu (wine pairings optional) and live entertainment.
The amuse bouche is a chicken and ham Terrine with a chive crème fraîche. This is followed by a melon and caramelized Pancetta salad with rocket, melon, goat’s cheese, pancetta, caramelised onions and a balsamic glaze.
The mains are either a fillet of beef stuffed with peppadews, spinach and parmesan cheese, served with baked mushroom & risotto rice, braised baby onion and thyme jus. Or you can opt for the tomato crusted Kingklip with basil flavoured potato mash, confit tomato, and basil cream. The dessert is called Peach vs. Lychee and sounds amazing.
You can enjoy all of this from the main restaurant with all the views or from the colonnaded courtyard.
On foot or by bike you often see so much more, absorb so many additional impressions than by faster means of travel. Cape Town is mostly (deceptively, in spite of the mountain) quite flat and especially the coastal areas are ideal for day-trip cycling.
Up Cycles make this easy to do, and an amazing route is the one from Mouille Point Lighthouse all the way through to the Bootlegger Coffee at the end of Camps Bay. This will take you past some of the most beautiful grade A beaches and exceptional views in the world, with a sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your back.
Stop along the way, stick your toes in the ocean and stroll along the sand, it’s a great, relaxing and healthy way to spend a morning.
Right on our own front door we find the Mojo Market in Sea Point, featuring forty-five designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and twenty-five speciality food vendors.
It’s set up to allow for maximum indoor/outdoor flow with the pavement becoming the storefront and then transitioning into the indoor market. Indulge in ice-cream from Baskin Robbins or get All Thai’d Up for a zing of something spicy. There are clothes, accessories, trinkets and food, food and more food to choose from.
Kick back with an original Earthfire pizza and enjoy some of the live entertainment. This is definitely a “two-or-more visit” kind of market., you need to keep coming back :-)
We’ve mentioned these guys before in the same breath as the La Boheme/La Bruixa family of restaurants. Also located in Sea Point, in the same block as its brother/sister restaurants.
Though their slow braised lamb shank and the trio of mushrooms pizza are simply outstanding, we are here for the shakes (making a mental note to come back for a more substantial meal).
There are three, toasted marshmallow with vanilla ice cream and toasted marshmallows, cookies and cream with vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookies and banana and booze with vanilla ice cream, banana and Baileys.
I’d keep the banana one for later in the afternoon, but the Toasted Marshmallow was superb and refreshing!
For a shake that’s practically a meal, look no further. My Sugar does the most amazing donuts, milkshakes and decadent chocolate shots (Yes! That’s a thing!).
They are based in Sea Point and are an artisan chocolatier and confectioner. Handcrafted chocolate at its finest!
We’re here for the shakes though and the selection is so good it makes it impossible to choose. Strawberry, Super Chocolate, Cookie Butter, Coffee, Caramelized Coconut and Butterscotch Popcorn. Each of these shakes are huge, beautiful to behold and delicious to the last bite.
You will have to experience one yourself to believe how layered and sublime milkshakes can be.
"Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man." - Plato
Situated in Sea Point, La Boheme Wine Bar and Bistro is the brainchild of one of the co-owners of Bouchon (covered earlier this week) restaurateur Faisal Khakoo, who is also the owner of Engruna Eatery. He saw the need for a relaxed yet sophisticated bistro vibe with elegant wine and luxurious foods and created his venues in response to it.
In true bistro style, the menu is ever-changing, but examples of what you might encounter include Springbok au Poivre with fondant potato, exotic mushrooms, aubergine puree and a red wine jus, or the Duo of Duck (confit duck leg and seared duck breast) with sweet potato and aubergine tower, roasted peppers, spinach and orange jus. Pair these with any of the sixty wines available by the glass
Well worth a visit, take some friends and make an afternoon of it :-)