Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Three Waterfront restaurants

Have you ever fantasised about having a starter in one restaurant, mains in another and dessert in a third?  Well, it is not usually available but on Tuesday, Annette Ashley, who handles the marketing for these three restaurants in the V&A Waterfront,  owned by Peter Protoulis, wanted to show us their scope and what better way than to do exactly this. We began at the Greek Fisherman and, even though the day was becoming dank and chill, sat in the open air section with a lovely view of the waterfront and the mountain, an enormous plate of Mezze to share and a good glass of  Simonsig Chenin  MORE

The Greek Fisherman’s comprehensive menu on display
The comfortable interior
The amazing mezze platter included three dips: taramasalata, humus,and tzatziki, very good hot haloumi, spanakopita (cheese pies), quince jelly, lamb koftes, tomato & mozzarella bruscetta, huge chips and some pita bread. We also had a lovely Greek salad topped with Feta cheese, and some great mussels in a tomato sauce.  It was enough for a meal on itself!
The properly dressed classic Greek salad
A sunny interlude, mezze and a dock full of boats brought back memories of dockside eating in Greece, if a little warmer.
On to the second restaurant, conveniently next door, The City Grill
Warm African animal skin polar fleece blankets became necessary as the afternoon wore on
Lamb chops for a Banting Lynne
A mustard sauce topped a large piece of medium rare sirloin for John with a glass of Simonsig Pinotage
and a plate of veal with rice and vegetables for Annette
The inside of The City Grill also has touches of Africa
Then it was up one flight of stairs to Meloncino, which has the best view of the harbour and the mountain.  One of our favourite dishes there is a marvellous Seafood pasta cooked in a paper parcel.
Here we sat inside, in comfort
The cocktail bar
The view from our table of a damp, wintry Cape Town. In summer, we bring our friends from overseas here for the excellent Italian food and the view
Lynne and Annette enjoying the day
A chocolate ice
A perfect Pannacotta with a strawberry coulis, light and creamy
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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