One of the best things about living and eating in the Mother City is its cosmopolitan mix of restaurants. And sure, you’ll find that phrase in just about any write-up of just about any tourist city in the world, but trust us on this one.
On any night of the week, you can choose from Italian (Sicilian or Neapolitan, please), American South, classic French, Mexican, Venezuelan, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Cape Malay, Mozambican … I’m going to stop there because lunchtime and because hungry.
But if you’re out in Cape Town and are specifically looking for an African-themed feast, then give Gold Restaurant a bash.
Promising its diners a ‘taste safari’ that incorporates flavours from Cape Town to Timbuktu, Gold is the perfect place to experience cuisine from across the continent. An evening here begins with a djembe drumming session, followed by a hand-washing ceremony. Afterwards, tuck into a 14-course meal, each from a different African country.
And if you’d like a little visual taste…
Where15 Bennett Street, Green Point
Trading hours Open daily. Drumming sessions are from 6–7 pm, dinner reservations from 7:30 pm
Cost R315 per person for the 14-course meal, R95 per person for the drumming session
Contact +27 21 421 4653, www.goldrestaurant.co.za
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