Travel around the world with Societi Bistro’s Bistros Go Global menu series

by Karisa

Been craving some foreign flavours?  Wanting to shake up your weekly dinner routine?  Then you should definitely join Societi Bistro for their 21-week Bistros Go Global menu series.

Each week, starting on Wednesday and running until Saturday, head chef Robert Giljam will present a new 3 course menu featuring modest and traditional meals from across the globe, each paired with a fantastic South African wine.

Week 1 started on 28 Mar and featured the Caribbean, week 2 was North Africa, last week I joined them for week 3 – Spain, and then this week it’s South America.

You can have a look at the schedule and all the weekly menus over here.

They’ve also done a little teaser video to give you an idea of what to expect:

As I mentioned above, I joined them last week for their Spain menu which consisted of Sardines for starters (R61), Seafood Paella for mains (R185) and mini churros for dessert (R45)…

What I really loved was that you can select to have all 3 of the Bistros Go Global menu items, or just one or two and you can still mix it up with items from their regular menu if you wish.

I also had a look at the various menus still to come and they all seem to be very reasonably priced, so it’s a relatively pocket-friendly way to try something a little different.

But before we get down to the food, here are a few photos to set the scene for those who have not yet visited Societi Bistro:

Out of the 3 dishes we had, the churros were definitely my favourite. Light & fluffy, and to be honest, the first time I’ve actually truly enjoyed churros.  I also really enjoyed the sardines, particularly because this isn’t something I would normally order.  I guess that’s what makes these menus quite nice, because you’re encouraged to try things you wouldn’t normally have.

The sardines… a bit tricky to eat, but once I got the hang of it, I was a very happy girl indeed…

I prefer paella with a bit more saffron & paprika, but those mussels & prawns were delicious…

The best churros I’ve ever had – and that’s including churros I had while visiting Spain…

The Spanish menu was also paired with a lovely bottle of KWV Grenache Blanc which was only R88 for the bottle:

I mean seriously, when last have you paid under R100 for a bottle of wine at a restaurant AND have it turn out to be really good?

So yeah, overall we had a lovely dinner & looking ahead at some of the menus still to come, there’s some very intriguing dishes that’s making me feel quite hungry right now.

Find your favourite menu(s) over here.  Then give them a call on 021 42 42 100 to book your table.

Societi Bistro is situated at 50 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town and they are open for lunch & dinner, Mondays to Saturdays 12:00 – 22:00.


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