Winter specials, say no more! 26.05.11

Many Cape Townians shy away from heading out of their abodes come the freezing winter wind to Cape Town, however, restauranteurs are weather savvy and combat this hermit behaviour with winter specials!

Over the years I have taken advantage of many a winter special and hope to conquer even more this winter. Thanks to Eat Out Magazine, South Africa’s foodie mag, for putting together a comprehensive list, saving us much air time ringing every establishment!

Here are the top 5 restaurants calling my taste buds…

(NB: This is a skeleton menu, see links below and click ‘Specials’ tab for more YUMMY details…)

BRIO 1893: (Adderly Street) R165.00 p/p Mon – Thurs evenings. Bookings are essential (021) 422-0654

STARTERS: Deep Fried Camembert / Avo Ritz / Steamed Muscles MAINS: Chicken Coq Au Vin / Pekin Duck / Beef Wellington / Oxtail DESSERTS: Lindt Chocolate Fondant / Banana Malva Pudding

AUBERGINE (Gardens) 2-course menu R200 / 3-course menu R275

START: Marinated Sous-Vide Venison / Steamed Calamari / Thai Green Curry Soup
MAIN: Pork Neck / Braised Lamb Shank and Shoulder / Fried Ostrich Tartare
DESSERTS: Pear Strudel / Chocolate Coconut Gateau

PURE GROOTE POST (Houtbay) R195 for 3 courses with 2 glasses of Groote Post wine.

STARTERS: Haloumi salad MAINS: Angel Fish / Rolade of slow roasted lamb DESSERTS: Chocolate Malva pudding

CAVEAU WINE BAR AND DELI (Heritage Square) R80 pp Tuesday evenings.

Raclette evening for R80, eat as mush as you like. (No menu online)

SEVRUGA (Waterfront) 2-course lunch R120 / 3-course lunch R160 / 3-course dinner R160

Menu too large to include

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