Though an internet search on fine-dining returns pages and pages of etiquette containing such gems as putting salt on your food is an insult to your host, or you should never butter your bread, a night of fine-dining doesn’t need to be the culinary equivalent of a university entrance exam. Enjoy a night of first rate wining and dining without needing to consult a For Dummies guide with a three-course buffet dinner at Morningside Hotel for R70.
Too often, bellies are subjected to microwave meals or hastily thrown-together plates of spaghetti while the rest of you sprawls itself over a comfy couch and thanks the heavens that work is finally over. Of course, after a long day, there are very few people who have the energy to stand in the kitchen muddling their way through duck l'orange. Situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Morningside, the Morningside Hotel appears like a superhero to the rescue, offering three courses of culinary magic and a variety of gourmet possibilities wider than the brim of a large sombrero.
Whether it’s an evening dedicated to a bonding session for you and your belly or you’re taking your better half out for a night of food-assisted wooing, the swanky Morningside Hotel is the perfect place to do it. With its warm and homely atmosphere, friendly servers and stunning location overlooking the brand new stadiums, not even Sunday lunch at granny could measure up to dinner at Morningside Hotel. Besides, as good a cook as granny is, she can’t measure up to Morningside’s highly experienced chefs.
Compliment your meal with a glass of one of South Africa’s excellent wines, or if sulphides are your kryptonite, go for something of the soft-drink variety; either way, it’s gratis, mahala and refreshingly delicious. Let your taste-buds explore the kind of cuisine they write twenty-page violin-accompanied odes to, and while you’re at it, give the rest of you the grand experience of crisp white linen and general swankiness of a quality restaurant. Banish flavourless fare to the depths of the unused corner of your kitchen cabinets for the evening and tuck in to scrumptious meal even Jamie Oliver would ask for seconds of.
Food Fact: Buffet dinners were invented by a mushroom-picker in Bermuda. After staring for hours at the changing colours in his lava-lamp, he decided that his meals should have just as much variety as the shades in his lamp. That night, he cooked fifty different dishes matching the colours of the lava and invited his entire village to enjoy the feast.