Twice yearly, Shimmy Beach Club launches a stunning new menu to get the city excited for the up coming months. The incredible Executive Chef of the Shimmy Luxury Collection Group, Adrian Cook has put together the perfect summer menu for Shimmy this season. I was lucky enough to host three media and trade lunches at the beautiful beach side restaurant this past week as a major part of the menu launch.
As usual, my main concern with a menu tasting is whether or not they have catered for us vegetarians. And the new #ShimmySummerMenu has definitely taken things to the next level!
Burrata Caprese with fresh tomato, basil pesto and balsamic reduction. Changed my life. No other way to describe it. I will eat this every day. (Except the tomatoes, but the rest – I will find you, and I will eat you)
Nowadays, most restaurants serve a veggie burger of some kind – but often they are carb-heavy, simple and pretty much not what a vegetarian/vegan eater would feel like for a dinner out (mostly because we can make better ones at home). The garlic roasted brown Mushroom Burger, with charred spinach, pine nut pesto and goats cheese was a hit with everyone at the table – herbivore and omnivore alike.
This is a pizza-revolution. This Beetroot puree, candied butternut, charred kale, goats cheese and toasted pine nuts pizza is heaven on a plate – it’s beautiful, healthy and absolutely b e a u t i f u l! Of course the standard Margherita got a revamp too. And all pizzas can be served on a cauliflower base for just R25 extra.
The shiitake wild Mushroom Pot Sticker is a great vegan starter. I’m a massive dim sum fan so this is a natural winner for me. Another big champion on the dim sum menu is the classic spinach and cream cheese har gau.
All these options are not even including the standard sushi options (the veg rainbow roll with cream cheese California wrapped in avocado and bean curd topped with sweet teriyaki sauce is a total MUST). For The Carb-Conscious, change to cauliflower rice at R12 per portion.
Follow Shimmy Beach Club on Social: Website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. To make your reservation or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 (0)21 200 7778. You can find them at 13 South Arm Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town There is limited secure parking around the venue, but there is lots of underground parking at The Clocktower.