Join Blanko Restaurant for one of their monthly Supper Club evenings

by Karisa

About 2 weeks ago I joined the team from Blanko Restaurant (situated at the Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia) for one of their Supper Club evenings.

Taking place once a month, the restaurant pairs up with either a wine estate or local spirit brand to create a unique 3 course supper club menu (plus some canapes to start).  The March menu featured the Cape Town Gin & Spirits company, using their Pink Lady, Rooibos Red & Classic Dry gins as the perfect pairing partners to some delicious dishes.

For those who have not yet been to Blanko, let me give you a quick tour – it really is a beautiful space:

Also – if you missed it, be sure to check out my review of Blanko over here.

Now back to the supper club menu.  This was what was on the cards for the evening:

And this is what it all looked like:

I happily grabbed a few of those crispy shrimp canapes as they came past…

We were also given some spices & berries to smell to bring out the flavours of the gin…

This was the cured Norwegian salmon paired with the Rooibos gin… this dish was lovely & fresh, a great way to start.

This was the grilled sirloin paired with the Classic Dry gin… great steak, lovely G&T, what’s not to love?

And this was the vanilla panna cotta paired with the Pink Lady gin… The perfect, light dessert that gave you a bit of sweet, but without leaving you feeling like you overdid it.

You can of course order other drinks as extras (which I will admit we did – I just can’t do dinner without a glass or two of wine), but it really was quite interesting to see how the different gins paired with the different dishes.

At only R395 pp, I thought this was great value and a really fun evening out.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit of foodie-style exploration.

Their next Supper Club is happening on 19 April and features Klein Constantia.  To book, either call the restaurant on 021 795 6300 or email them at:


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