There’s just something about ordering multiple dishes and sharing with the table. Now, I know that this is some peoples idea of hell at the dinner table – BUT nothing brings people closer together over dinner than sharing a couple of beautifully prepared dishes, and discussing. Small plate dining is right up there on my favorite things to do, so when a friend and I visited Saveur Restaurant in Simon’s Town for lunch – we chose an easy, laid-back dining experience and picked some of the best looking tapas-style dishes to share.
I think it’s a real fear for vegetarian (and for a good part, vegans) to venture out into the world and dine at new restaurants – Especially if there aren’t many reviews or if friends haven’t recommended it to you. There’s nothing more awkward than getting to a fancy restaurant, and having to order chips and a salad because they only cater to the carnivorous variety. The chefs at Saveur have made sure you’re well taken care of. The menu is packed with non-meat options.
We picked a good mix off the Starters and Nibbles menus to share between us, and five ‘small plate’ dishes ended up being the perfect amount of food for two. Our vegetarian picks of the day were the (divine!) Butternut and Mozzarella Arancini, a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and the Baked Bree Melted with Cranberry Reduction and Secret-recipe Caramelized Onion Jam. We also had a good couple of slices of toasted Artisan Bread to go with those gorgeous dishes.
For the meat-treats, Jade ordered the Bacon Wrapped Chili Poppers, stuffed with Jalapeño Cream Cheese (which you can make vegetarian but just asking them to leave the bacon off, as it is added on after the popper is deep-fried) and a stat portion of Salt and Pepper Calamari, served with a homemade Tomato Jam.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Follow them on Social: Website, Facebook and Twitter. You can find them situated at Shop Wc2A – Boardwalk Centre in Simon’s Town Harbour, Cape Town. Don’t forget to call ahead and book your table on +27 (0)21 786 1919 as they get really busy, especially over peak times in the day. There’s a fair amount of parking in Simon’s Town, but you may have a walk a little in peak season. Please remember to tip your car guard!