Thursday, November 13, 2014

Neil Grant of Burrata opens his new Bocca in Cape Town

“In Bocca al Lupo”
Which means “Good Luck” to Neil Grant of Burrata fame for the future of his second great restaurant. Bocca (means mouth in Italian) is on the corner of Bree and Wale Streets in Cape Town and last night it was rocking. They have a lovely, simple menu with something to suit all tastes and we got to sample some of the pizzas with a glass (or two) of wine.  People were clamouring to get in, a restaurant across the road with a similar theme was empty and we think it is going to be a great success.  They make the perfect Margarita pizza. Just the right tomato sugo, good herb flavours and superb mozzarella on a thin pizza base.  And there are lots of other flavours to try.
On arrival tasting Edgebaston Shiraz and sampling some pizza with some other members of the media and food fraternity
Neil Grant with Kalinka Lombard of Wine Style and Janie van der Spuy of FiveStar PR
Yes those pizzas are for us
The efficient production line
Head chef Annemarie Steenkamp supervises the kitchens of both restaurants, Burrata in the Old Biscuit Mill and now Bocca
The perfect Margarita
Nicely spicy chicken with a kick
Classic Pepperoni
Ham and Avo. Doesn’t it make you want to rush out and eat one?
Early evening, after 7 you could not get a seat
Dax Villanueva presenting Neil with a gift – a Jordan Cabernet 2008
Neil Grant with his head chef Annemarie Steenkamp and his partner Barry Engelbrecht
Lovely friendly staff offering us Dorrance Chardonnay which impressed and went well with the food
Their menu is on line and if you want to see it here is the connection
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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