Fork Restaurant, Long Street, 05.06.12

Boring Cape Town Chick

Fork is one of the few restaurants that I seldom visit. This is a BIG shame because the food is beautiful. Sadly, I can’t afford to eat there all year around because once you start, you don’t want to stop. The restaurant serves tapas on the gourmet side of life so you can make your way down the R30, R40, R50, R60 options.┬áThis week I didn’t realise I’d end up at Fork but when looking for a dinner restaurant, my friend suggested Fork. Why the hell not? I hadn’t been there for a while! So off we went for a delectable night out.

We were kindly greeted and seated where I requested, our waiter was polite and attentive but not annoying. We ordered the Ernst, Gouws & Co chardonnay which was recommended to me the last time I visited Fork. I’ve been looking for the wine in many restaurants since but no such luck. This is a special pearl only to be found at Fork. A really beautiful, light wine which perfectly accompanies your meal if you feel like an alcoholic beverage but not over doing it.

To start we ordered the cheese raclette served with choriso and bread. Our waiter told us about the specials and we chose the lamb and aubergine combination. Next we had the ostrich fillet and both the curries; chick peas and veg as well as the chicken with curry sauce. Both were delicious but I wouldn’t recommend ordering two curry dishes on the same night, or perhaps in the same round. It’s too distinctive and doesn’t stand out quite so well when you order more than one. Finally we had the beef fillet with mini onion ring and red wine jus.

The desserts at Fork are also delicious! I’ve had a few over the years and they really are my favourite. I’m not a dessert person so I love the fact that you can taste a few things but not have to force yourself to finish them because they’re just bite sized! We had the baked apple and vanilla cream biscuits – SO GOOD! Potentially the best thing on the dessert menu? We also had the white chocolate mousse with raspberry couli. The couli was rather tart so I prefered the chocolate mouse alone – so silky, smooth and delicious, YUM!

Our total bill was just over R500, rather a lot for bite sized food, but I have no issue paying for food when I know that the quality and technique placed in the food is excellent. The food at Fork is always delicious and considering the glass of wine was R25, it’s very well priced for such delicious food.

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