Sharing Is Caring (and Delicious)
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.ashrestaurant.co.za.
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: