Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"The Perfect Share" offering at Den Anker

Den Anker in the V&A Waterfront has a winter special which runs until the end of September, which you might like to try. They invited us to sample it this week. A nice touch is that R10 from each meal is donated to the Elundini School in Dunoon
It was another of those lovely Champagne winter days in the Cape. After a really welcome and long rainy period, it was nice to enjoy a bit of sunshine and warmth
The restaurant was preparing for the Belgium vs Brazil match that evening, so the bunting was being strung up (Belgium won, so we presume that their beer sales were commensurate with the excitement)
We were shown to a lovely table by the window
with one of the best views in town
It was interesting to watch this boat accompanying a diver who was working in the harbour
They brought us rolls and butter
We decided to go for the steak special. Lynne is not the greatest fan of mussels although those at Den Anker are really special. We were served this 600g Sirloin on the bone, which was very well seasoned. It came with a large portion of their excellent, thin and crisp French fries (frites in Belgium) and four different sauces. Mustard sauce, creamy mushroom, pepper sauce and some mayonnaise for the frites (which is how they serve them in Belgium)
We also had the Den Anker Belgian draught house beer - Anker Brew - with our meal. After the bone and the fat is cut off the sirloin, it was a tad small for sharing, You might just want one all to yourself! They flame cook the meat on the grill, so the outside is seared well, and the inside is quite rare. Perhaps a rump might go further? Our favourite sauce was definitely the pepper sauce, but the others are also very good. Do go and sample the special for yourselves. If you don't want beer, you can choose a glass of Jordan's Chameleon white or red wine

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