Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Supper at the Bombay Brasserie, The Taj, Cape Town

Further to our article Chasing Canapés last week, we were delighted to be invited to have dinner in the Bombay Brasserie by Willem du Toit, Executive Assistant Manager, F&B of The Taj Cape Town
The entrance to The Taj Cape Town is right opposite St George’s Cathedral at the top of town

The enticing menu 
An amuse of chick pea and Gram flour paté topped with a zesty tamarind sauce was served. We also were served a tazza of crisp Indian nibbles
They offer very comfortable and elegant dining
We love drinking beer with warm spicy food and this was John's choice, a local craft stout from Darling Brewers, called Black Mist. Lynne chose a low alcohol lager from Windhoek
Our dinner choices were a Dum "lamb" biryani which comes covered in a pastry lid, and a spiced coconut and green mango "Allepey" prawn curry. We had some plain rice, cooling yoghurt raita and a mango atchar to accompany the dishes
The perfect serving, some prawn curry, some fluffy basmati rice and a tender and well spiced lamb biryani. The food was delicious, expertly cooked and very much to our liking
Our waitress brings us our theatrical dessert 
We did not have room for much more but loved the lime sorbet we were served in these interesting smoking pots. Dry ice makes all the “smoke” billow out of the holes around the pot and keeps the sorbet frozen
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015
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