When the hunger-bug has hit, there’s not much you can do. No matter how gripping that reality show is or how aggressive the cat on your lap gets when woken up, you need a good plate of food, and you need it now. Let your munchies-magnet lead you to Karibu and choose between three delicious main meals or savour the sweet taste of closure with a Karibu Dessert Trio, including an award-winning Karibu Kiss cocktail for R49.
Set between that priceless view of Table Mountain and the beautiful blue Atlantic, Karibu is a unique dining experience that reminds locals why they love living in South Africa and convinces tourists that they should be living here too. With an adventurous menu of rich and diverse African aromas, Karibu seeks to create a flavoursome fusion between the rugged experience of the African veld and the luxurious restaurant venue. Think of the vibe as a meeting point between a wild snorting buffalo and a unicorn draped in diamonds.
Choose between a mouthwatering rump steak, Malay chicken curry, calamari or a South African stable, traditional Cape Malay bobotie. The succulent 220g rump steak is basted and grilled to perfection, served with potato wedges and a smile, while the fragrant Malay chicken curry will please even the fussiest of palates with its mild spices and generous serving of Basmati rice. If what you wish is a fish dish then enjoy the tender calamari that’s Cajun grilled or deep-fried in beer batter and served with a tangy piquant pepper mayonnaise. For a traditional South African dish, tuck into a steaming bobotie with a beefiness that’s spiced to perfection and served with rice.
Stage the ultimate finale to a meal or merely eat sweet with Karibu’s infamous Dessert Trio and Karibu Kiss cocktail. As the winner of the Amarula Cocktail of the Year in 2009, the Karibu Kiss cocktail has quite the reputation. As a fine infusion of Amarula, Banana Liqueur and Frangelico, blended with ice-cream and served in a margarita glass rimmed with chocolate and a handmade chocolate elephant, the Karibu Kiss is a lustful lothario notorious for romancing roving taste-buds and seducing your sweet tooth. The Karibu Dessert Trio boasts a medley of koeksister, Brandy pudding and malva pudding served with a vanilla sauce and chocolate-almond sauce with a fresh dollop of ice-cream.
Sweet-toothed fact: In New Delhi, teachers encourage their
young students to appreciate writing by giving them edible jelly crayons. When the children have finished their work
they are allowed to eat them, giving them motivation to be more productive.