The Southern Africa Travel Team were lucky enough to be invited to the Cape Malay Experience at the Cellars Hohenhort Hotel in leafy Constantia…
We all headed over to this grand dame of a hotel after a hard day’s work and met for a drink in the Martini Bar (which has the most sublime cocktails!) before moving onto the dining room.
Catering for groups from 6 to 20, the Cape Malay Experience is loads of fun and offers an insight into this very local cuisine which is unique to Cape Town and dates back to the 17th Century. We were hosted by the lovely Veronique & Alison of Collection McGrath, as well as by the talented chef Martha Williams, who rustled up some fabulous little snacks to get us started: samoosas, little chilli bites and the like.
Onto the main meal, we enjoyed Snoek balls and pickled fish, before being offered a choice of curries from lentil and pumpkin pot, chicken and prawn curry or a sublime lamb curry. Dessert was a traditional (and divine!) Malva Pudding with Amarula Ice Cream and Custard.
It was a fantastic evening with great people, food and service… And the Cape Malay really is a unique way to experience this authentic Cape Town cooking style!