Though many people might say it’s love that makes the world go round, that honour actually goes to seafood. Whether it’s people leaving red herring trails, sole-singers caterwauling at karaoke machines or loan-sharks musseling in on prawn-brokers. Show your appreciation with today’s Groupon: a seafood platter for two and a bottle of Graça wine at Santo Antonio for R129.
Walking into Santo Antonio is like sitting down for Sunday lunch at grandma’s house, with all the flair of a family meal and a soothing, homey ambience to go with it. Though, with recipes passed down for generations and carried over land and sea, the food is nothing like a Sunday seafood braai at home.
Whether you’re planning a romantic evening out with your snoochypoo, or you just feel like bonding with a buddy over calamari and a good glass of wine, Santo Antonio is the perfect place to do so. Though the waiters aren’t going to treat you like their long-lost friend returned from years in the desert, the service is friendly and relaxing. Add to that food that will have your taste-buds doing a prawn-inspired two-step and an evening at Santo Antonio is ideal for a relaxing night out on the town. With half the Royal Prawn family present on your plate, there’ll be no squabbling for who gets the crispiest piece; eight queen prawns and twelve of the prince variety ensure there’s enough to share nicely. Four pieces of fish and a healthy serving of calamari and mussels are also perfect for practicing your play-school sharing is caring lesson. Top it off with rice and chips and you have a platter fit for a long evening of ocean-inspired culinary delight.
Just like a cupcake without icing is nothing more than a sad muffin, seafood without a crisp glass of just the right wine is incomplete. With a gratis, free and mahala bottle of Graça, there’s no need to worry about having to wash down the delicious platter with nothing but water.
Secretive Fact: Famous chef Lucille Erstenbaczher went through great lengths to protect her secret recipes. Fifty years after her death they were discovered hidden inside her daughters dollhouse, though, they were written in magic ink so only those with UV glasses can read them.