The Test Kitchen
Situated in the heart of the Gugulethu Township on the outskirts of Cape Town, Mzoli’s Place offers the ultimate braai (Afrikaans word for barbecue), welcoming all meat-lovers. Running on a self-service policy, the meat is individually selected from Mzoli’s on-site butchery, dipped in a heavenly secret marinade, and then sizzled to perfection on an open fire grill. Favorite meat options include the mouth-watering T-bone steak, succulent pork chops and juicy boerewors (seasoned South African sausage). With a side plate of pap (popular dish made from ground maize) and chakalaka(vegetable relish), and a cold lager beer, find a spot on the communal plastic tables and dig in. With animated discussions, laughter and dancing to Kwaito and other local music amidst the eating and drinking, Mzoli’s Place is a typical South African experience.
A much-loved fine-dining restaurant nestled in Cape Town’s leading vineyard area, Constantia, La Colombe has received a number of awards, including a coveted place in the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards in 2010. The restaurant’s cuisine presents a fusion of contemporary and classic French and Asian influences, using only the freshest local produce in season. The wine list is impeccable, featuring the Constantia’s finest wines. No palate is left wanting as the elegantly presented dishes cater for a variety of tastes, with a range of specialties from smoked springbok and champagne-poached oysters to heavenly vegetarian green-pea risotto. With comfortable yet classy indoor and outdoor seating, a charming garden and scenic views, a visit to La Colombe is a truly unforgettable culinary experience. Opened in 2001, the Baia Seafood Restaurant serves some of the finest seafood and rare local vintage wines in Cape Town. From sautéed prawns and black mussels to grilled calamari and line-fish bathed in garlic butter sauce, Baia’s menu presents a large selection of tantalizing seafood dishes. The exquisite cuisine is matched by the restaurant’s immaculate service and an upmarket, spacious interior. Ideally situated at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town’s most popular tourist destination, Baia offers a spectacular view of the city’s bustling harbor and the magnificent flat-topped Table Mountain as its backdrop. Baia’s name originates from the Portuguese word for ‘bay’, reflecting both the restaurant’s Portuguese-inspired cuisine and harbor-side location.