Cape Town is quickly making a name for itself as a foodie haven – remember when we only had Giovanni’s to rave about? Just have a look at Bree Street in the last two years – it’s fast becoming the food hub of Cape Town. I can’t wait to see what happens over the next two years!
Chefs Warehouse on Bree is not new to Cape Town, but having recently moved to Bree Street it has become quite the trendy tapas hangout spot. I’ve visited the foodie shop inside the restaurant a few times but never actually had a meal. Finally I got to try it out last week.
The whole setting is very cool indeed. The chef – Liam Tomlin – adds a nice touch by personally delivering each platter on a massive wooden board – explaining what the choice of tapas is for the day. More on the restaurant in a second..
The foodie shop is somewhat irritating, as you want to buy all the knives and cool brass shiny pots. I’d take cash and leave my cards at home if I were you. The cook book selection is impressive and great for Christmas shopping.
You can also purchase from their deli, which features the likes of Rillette of Duck or Pork, Potted Shrimp, Potted Crab, Chicken Liver Parfait (with grape chutney) and… the list goes on – are you hungry yet? I think the next time I have guests over I will be visiting their cold fridge for entrées..
Back to the restaurant – the menu is simple.. For lunch there is ‘Tapas For 2′ and that changes all the time. On this particular day we were spoilt with squid, corn risotto, seared tuna, sliced venison and lamb. The lamb was the classic ‘falling off the bone’ (with fat dripping) and was absolutely delicious! Honestly, we didn’t even have to chew.
For dessert we had a Chocolate Hazelnut Fondant with Orange Ice Cream. Now how do you think that tasted? If you guessed DELICIOUS, you’d be correct.
Give Chefs Warehouse a bash – it’s just fab!
And did I mention they have a chocolate brown labrador? I wonder if it would be ok to take Lacoste along for lunch?