When Popeye’s bulging biceps saved the spinach industry in the 1930’s, parents cheered as their little bundles of veggie-phobic joys shovelled it down with a gusto that only Popeye himself could match. Today there’s more chance of an opera-singing pig delivering your mail in mid-flight then there is of spinach making a come-back. Never mind; enjoy an equally iron-fuelled, bicep-booming meal when you pay R120 for two beef fillets served with potato rosette, spring vegetables and beer sabayon at the Cape Town Hollow.
Set in the beautiful four-star hotel Cape Town Hollow, today’s Groupon is rumoured to be number one on Santa’s personal “I also need presents” Christmas list. Headed up by talented executive chef, Annamari Middleton, the restaurant serves a culinary fusion of signature South African dishes with arty European flair. Nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain, the restaurant is an exercise in comfortable dining set against beautiful scenery. With their innovative ideas, creativity and blatant love for food, it is the kind of atmosphere where you could easily find yourself wanting to don a bath robe and shout “more coffee honey!”
Prep your appetite for the upcoming festive season with two beef fillets served with potato rosette, spring vegetables and topped with a creamy beer sabayon. Rumoured to be cooked to such perfection that diners have jumped onto their tables to erupt into a teary rendition of “Love me tender” – prepare your taste buds and possibly your vocal chords for a riot of foodie festivities.
Whether you’re into public displays of meat-appreciation or just secretly love that song, take a friend or ‘meat’ them there and enjoy a meal of delicious proportions.Meat your fact: Chaos ensued when a cow sympathiser named Moo Horris suggested to the towns people of Oksekød that they cut down on beef and instead eat mouse meat. There was a public outcry and he was chased out of the town. He now lives under a rock, literally.