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TRADITIONAL food at its best topped the new menu which was unveiled at the Aluta Restaurant & Lounge, at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg, last Friday evening.
More than 40 people came to taste the new African Chic food range from the kitchen of manager Kay-Lee Campbell on the glittering occasion.
Among the guests were Nontsikelo Biko, widow of slain activist Steve Biko, and radio personalities from the SABC Trufm studio, as well as regular customers.
Prior to the event, an anxious Campbell told the GO! & Express that they had brought some changes to the regular menu and would be introducing them soon.
“The African Chic menu is just a twist on the usual menu with additions of South African traditional foods like beef dombolo, peri-peri chicken wings, aluta pap and vleis, umleqwa, ulusu, isibindi with the addition of other continental food, such as Cape Malay mutton curry and Moroccan lamb shank.”
Marketing and Communications officer for the Steve Biko Foundation Vuyo Mntonintshi, in her opening address, welcomed all guests and explained the purpose of the special occasion.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for attending this special occasion.
“I have been trying the whole day tasting this new menu, but unfortunately could not make my decision as everything is delicious,” Mntonintshi said.
Then it was on to the main event, as friendly waiters served customers who had been waiting in much anticipation to get a taste of the new menu.
Bhisho-based SABC News presenter Phindie Ndamase said: “I love the Morroccan lamb steak, it’s plain and original – and my second choice is the Cape Malay mutton curry.”
Philelani Manyanesa of Dimbaza is the manager at Prime and Mousse Hair and Make-Up Studio in King William’s Town. She loves cooking and knows the taste of food.
“I like the spices used in the Cape Malay mutton curry because it’s not too salty and I can taste the paprika, so I just love it!”
GOOD STUFF: Chef Ziphozihle Mondo, left, and manager Kay-Lee Campbell show off selections from their new menu at Aluta Restaurant & Lounge