There is no shortage of restaurants in Cape Town, especially when you’re in or close to the CBD.
And some local chefs are closing restaurant doors and opening their homes to provide guests with a personal dining experience.
Chef Santi Louzán launched his chef’s table just over a year ago.
His studio apartment in the CBD doubles as his restaurant where he hosts his dinners. Louzán caters for up to 22 people.
He has a small team of assistant chefs and guests can enjoy a seven-course meal paired with five to seven wines.
Louzán’s dishes are a combination of his Spanish roots, his Michelin restaurant experience, pub fare and family home cooking.
The dishes are perfectly paired with a range of Windfall wines from the Robertson Valley.
Our canapé included mussels in a zesty relish, Spanish omelette with truffle oil and veloute of mushroom, phyllo pastry topped with a button mushroom and black truffle oil paired with Windfall Mendola MCC.
Starters included the chef’s interesting twist on a prawn cocktail paired with Windfall sauvignon blanc, crab hake and caviar cream onion sauce paired with Windfall chenin blanc, which was my favourite, and a chorizo salad paired with a Grenache rosé, another winner.
Our mains consisted of quail with baby potatoes and veg in a wine jus paired with Windfall Barrel 41. Dessert was a dark chocolate mousse.
For this dessert to come together, we had to clear the table and watch as Louzán created an edible work of art using the table as his canvas.
That’s all I’m prepared to share; you will have to see for yourself how it all comes together.
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