Italy is responsible for some of the world’s most legendary works of art. While the evocative paintings by Michelangelo, Caravaggio and da Vinci , the impressive architecture of the Sistine Chapel and the striking vocal stylings of Pavarotti might be enjoyable, they probably don’t taste very good. Enjoy some of Italy’s edible masterpieces and save up to 55% on Fettuccini Alfredo with a glass of home-made berry iced-tea for two or four people at Koekela Café.
Being hungry can do terrible things to you; it can even make you hallucinate, perhaps leading you to think that the newest intern smells like lasagne or thinking that the pot-plants are actually burritos. Not many people are aware that pasta finds it origins in the pages of Greek mythology; though it wasn’t created by Zeus himself, you would be forgiven for thinking it was, especially when prepared in the near-mythical splendour of Koekela Café.
A charming and cosy café in the heart of Westdene, Koekela boasts an easy, relaxing atmosphere and quaint décor – also, the vibe is bigger than a Swing-era Jazz-band. It’s not just the delicious décor and friendly staff that will tickle your fancy and your soft underbelly. With culinary skills so amazing you’d think their DNA was made of fettuccini, the masterful chefs can turn even the blandest noodle into a dish that even Olympus and the gang would be begging to serve at their monthly office party. Top it off with a glass of not just any ice-tea, but the good, home-made stuff, and you truly do have a meal fit for… anyone who enjoys home-made food.
With fresh fettuccine pasta tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter, it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a different type of dinner, or a lunch that’s not a cheese and Bovril sandwich; in any culinary cage-match, Koekela’s Fettuccini Alfredo would come out on top. Whoever you decide to bring along on your foray into the world of fettuccini, you should make sure they’re alright with food-induced silence at the dinner table.Pasta Fact: The largest portion of Spaghetti Bolognaise ever eaten was during a scrabble-tournament in the early 1930’s. Zsa Zsa Gabor ordered the equivalent of eleven bags of pasta while playing her championship game against an anonymous opponent, known simply as The Rubber Window