The Radisson Blue at the V&A Waterfront is the crown jewel of the chain in Cape Town, and for good reason, the hotel is perfectly perched on the water’s edge and the sunsets leave guests mesmerised.
Autumn is no different, dare I say the sunsets are more spectacular during these months. Pale pinks and sultry oranges play across the sky, and with a sundowner in hand, nature puts on an excellent show.
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When the sun dips and the cold nips, it’s time for a warm curry and a glass of wine. With this is mind, the chefs at Tobago’s restaurant have created a winter menu to spice up your dining experience.
The latest addition is a curry menu, which is paired with a glass of wine from Waterford Wine Estate, and is available from Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner until 30 September 2021.
There are four curries to choose from – a vegan option, a seafood curry, chicken curry and lamb – all prepared to bring out the best flavours of each.
The seafood curry was prepared malay-style, with a more subtle flavouring and not much of a bite. Prawns, calamari, mussels and fish were plentiful, and more than generous for a single serving. Malay food has more of a yellow, sweet flavouring rather than red and pungent. So if you are concerned it is too hot for your palate, don’t be. It is more subtle and fragrant. The dish is served with roti, basmati rice and an onion sambal.
The lamb curry was mildly spiced and even though it had no heat to it, it was flavourful and the sauce was rich and delicious. The accompaniments include roti and basmati rice, and a grape chutney.
The meat was prepared perfectly, and flaked easily. It is a tomato-based gravy infused with spices and simmered for a long period of time. The wine pairing is the Waterford Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Red, a delectable intensity that balances out the spicy food.
The restaurant has a radiant ambience and the sound of the waves crashing nearby is always soothing. Don’t let the colder weather slow you down, it’s been a tough year all round and there’s no better time to explore dining spots and new spaces than right now.