Dis­cover ‘a hit in any­one’s lan­guage’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - A COMMERCIAL FEATURE -

S OME r e s t a u r a n t s h a v e t h a t amaz­ing abil­ity to trans­port you to an­other place, an­other time, an­other state of be­ing al­to­gether.

Pepénero achieves all that… and t hen some. Af­ter all , how much more idyl­lic can one get than din­ing in a spa­cious, taste­fully fur­nished, open-air beach­front restau­rant with at­trac­tive, at­ten­tive ser­vice staff on hand – ever-ready with your de­lec­ta­ble choice of dish or drink.

I t al i an f or “ bl ack pep­per”, Pepénero is a qual­ity, dé­cor-driven restau­rant with a kitchen that is as au f ait with home-style I t ali an d i s h e s a s i t i s wi t h l o c a l a n d im­ported seafood del­i­ca­cies. From fresh sushi and suc­cu­lent seafood to sim­ple, but de­li­cious, pas­tas or a burger, Pepénero is a hit in any­one’s l an­guage. The ex­ten­sive wine and drinks list sat­is­fies all pock­ets and palates – boast­ing an im­pres­sive ar­ray of vin­tage cham­pagnes and ex­otic spir­its at the up­per end of the spec­trum.

Pepénero’s sumptuous bar area of­fers plush leather couches, marsh­mal­low-soft arm­chairs and rich, dark woods evoke the lux­ury and time­less grace of an exclusive VIP l ounge or bush l odge. The o u t d o o r a r e a i s e q u a l l y wel l - ap­pointed and airy.

With Pepénero’s proud Ital­ian her­itage, it’s hardly sur­pris­ing to find chilled Peroni on tap, as well as a host of fine Ital­ian wines, aper­i­tifs and liqueurs. Whisky is an­other house spe­cialty.

Cock­tails are an ob­vi­ous choice in a set­ting like this and, at only R21 for a mar­tini, daiquiri or more, y ou c a n go quit e wil d. While Pepénero’s open­ing hours and ver­sa­tile menu lend

it­self to any­day, any­time din­ing, the mag­nif­i­cent sea­side set­ting and am­bi­ence have the word “sun­downer” writ­ten all over it.

If you had some­thing more in­ti­mate in mind, you’d prob­a­bly pre­fer the in­door din­ing area – with its crys­tal chan­de­liers, uphol­stered booths and an 80m curved north-west-fac­ing win­dow frontage that bathes the restau­rant in glo­ri­ous am­ber light as the sun calls it a day. Call Pepénero on 021 439 9027 or visit www.pepen­ero.co.za

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