Now this is not the first time I’ve featured the The Westin Cape Town Hotel or their ON19 Restaurant. Therefore this post is not so much a full restaurant review, it’s more of a reminder… As in: Hey guys, don’t forget that if you’re looking for a great view while enjoying a great meal, you really should give this restaurant a call.
ON19 is of course a reference to the restaurant’s location all the way up on the 19th floor of the hotel. On the night I arrived a bit late, so I missed the sunset… But I grabbed this pic from their website just to show you what they’re working with over there:So a menu tasting literally means what it says on the box. You get to taste errrrrythang. 😉 But in smaller bites of course… Otherwise you would literally die from overeating.
This is exactly why it was so hard not to overindulge on their yummy bread & butter selection:But I had to be strong…
We worked our way through 5 courses: an amuse bouche, salads, starters, mains & desserts. And this is what it all looked like:As you can see – all of the dishes are quite intricate with some very unusual flavour pairings thrown into the mix. This is certainly not your run-of-the-mill hotel dinner buffet…
Standouts for me included that prawn dumpling starter with the pickled cucumber, wasabi & curry mango sorbet. I know it sounds really weird, but that sorbet was beautiful, and paired with the crispy fried prawn dumpling, I was in heaven. Amongst the mains the lamb bobotie was the winner for me – which is strange, because I don’t even like bobotie. This dish is a refreshing (and major) upgrade to that old-school recipe my mom used to force me to eat when I was a kid; and I was very happy that I got to try it. Second was the pork belly – that “pork popcorn” they need to sell in packets to take home with you as a late night snack… #JustASuggestion
And then from the dessert selection, I really enjoyed both the eskimo pie and the chocolate pudding.
Now have you seen anything here that’s piqued your interest? Then why not make a reservation to try it out for yourself. You can contact them on:
- Tel: 021 412 9999
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then steal some of that pork popcorn for me, won’t you? (Thanking you in advance)