The Azure Restaurant, situated in the splendid 5-Star hotel – 12 Apostles, Cape Town, recently announced that they have launched a new tasting menu, this time around, catering for those that are a lot more conscious about what they eat.
Well-known Chef Christo Pretorius has created a variety of exquisite dishes including meat, seafood and vegetarian options for the restaurant, however, this new tasting menu is quite spectacular.
He has gone beyond anyone’s imagination in constructing a mouth-watering, flavorsome, vegan tasting menu, and to top it off, his carefully curated choice of wine pairing works perfectly!
Whats On The Menu
Cape Malay Cauliflower
Roast cauliflower and Malay salad, confit apple, burnt apple purée, curried apple and walnut chutney, oat granola, as well as pickled sultanas. This dish is truly an explosion of flavor, it has just the right amount of sweetness from the apple, yet a suttle curried flavor which works well with the wine paired.
Popcorn ‘Mielie Pap’
Charred corn salad, puffed corn, coconut & corn custard, coconut cream mielie meel, green onion oil and also toasted coconut flakes.
A good meal includes quality ingredients, but a great meal includes a dish that is created from the heart of a South African. I absolutely loved this African inspired corn meal.
Roast Butternut Tofu
Roast butternut purée, compressed butternut, raw butternut salad, baby leeks, wilted spinach, chunky herb oil and pearl barley puffs.
If you didn’t know that butternut can be made in such a wide variety of ways, you can now experience it first-hand. Every single element in this course was carefully thought out and prepared in such a way that the texture of the food matched the taste well.
Compressed pineapple, pina colada sorbet, caramelized nuts, forest berry compote and also a strawberry & mint salad.
And then there was this… Yes, I had that thought “this tastes too good to be vegan”. I absolutely loved this dessert, from the sweet pineapple and toffee-tasting nuts to the sorbet. Every mouthful was more delightful than the previous.
The wonderful wine selection includes Secateurs Vintage, Backsberg Chardonnay, Klein Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc as well as a sweet something to end off the day, the Vondeling Sweet Carolyn.
A Message From Executive Chef, Christo Pretorius
“My goal as a chef is to create lasting memories. Engaging all the senses is what creates truly special memories that guests will cherish forever.”
Where Is The 12 Apostles Situated
Dramatically located above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles as well as Table Mountain. The award-winning hotel offers luxurious rooms and exquisite dining experiences.
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