Shar­ing Is Car­ing (and De­li­cious)

SLOW Magazine - - Editor's Choice -

The prac­tice of con­sum­ing ta­pas, small por­tions of food of­ten shared among friends, be­gan in Spain be­fore the start of the 19th cen­tury. From hum­ble slices of bread and meat, ta­pas have spread from Europe and are now an art form in the culi­nary world.

SLOW has se­lected a few favourites that give cre­dence to the say­ing “shar­ing is car­ing” – and in these restau­rants, it’s also ab­so­lutely de­li­cious.

Cape Town Ash Restau­rant

All about sus­tain­abil­ity and de­li­cious smoky flavours, Ash Restau­rant, in the heart of the city cen­tre on Church Street, sources grass-fed, free-range beef and veg­eta­bles grown in the nearby town­ship of Gugulethu, then cre­ates their ta­pas over char­coal. The fine-din­ing menu is made up of in­ter­na­tional flavours, and in­cludes dishes such as charred beef cooked with chilli, honey, and gar­lic; fried mus­sels with Thai Tom Yum flavour; and cheese cro­quettes with burnt onion and chives. How­ever, the menu changes with the sea­sons, and de­pends on what fresh pro­duce is avail­able at the time.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.ashrestau­

Bas­cule Bar

Bas­cule Bar, sit­u­ated in­side the iconic Cape Grace Ho­tel at the V&A Wa­ter­front, wel­comes guests dur­ing the day to en­joy light lunches, and at night be­comes a vi­brant bar in which to en­joy sun­down­ers ac­com­pa­nied by their range of ta­pas. Bil­tong and olives are brought to the ta­bles to en­joy, be­fore the main ta­pas event oc­curs:

Bas­cule Bar

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