The new Savour Restaurant @ 15 on Orange hotel. What can we
say? If you want to impress someone - take them to dinner at Savour. Even if the shiny, avant-garde, clean (almost Scandinavian) lines and a very loud carpet are not to
your liking, you cannot help but be in awe of your surroundings – and that’s
always a good start.
The seduction begins with a gold sofa inside the lift - not that you need
to get a lift to the first floor - but you absolutely must.
We started off with three knockout cocktails in the trendier
than “Kate Moss in corduroy” Murano Bar. A 5000-piece Murano crystal light feature is the centrepiece of this fabulously fashionable bar. The staff here are friendly and rather delightful, which unexpectedly compliments the swanky surroundings.
Well, the food is in healthy competition with it’s
surroundings. It’s luxurious and striking and the menu is a mirror into the
palate of the well traveled chef Michael Meyepa who has worked all over the world on a
It is the epitome of fusion cuisine but thankfully, not on
one plate. The menu has a little of everything and each dish is of one particular style including
Mediterranean, Indian, Thai, South African and even Hungarian.
We started with some prosciutto with warm figs and
gorgonzola (R110) which was scrumptious, the crab cakes (R90) were always going to be
contentious as dry old fish cakes are the worst
and strangely, often the outcome in many a great restaurant. They were
delicious, creamy and filled with sweet crab flesh. The gold medal went to
Cath’s Thai style mussels (R65). Oh. My. Garlic. They were amazing, the sauce was fragrant
and knock-me-down delicious, there wasn’t a scrap left and the mussels as plump
as they were plentiful.
If you feel like a good, no, great steak, this is more than
worth it. Cath had the fillet (R145) which was seriously delicious, flame grilled and
cooked to medium rare perfection with a eye-popping sauce that chef whizzed up
as Cath professed her love for her fave, the simplel mushroom sauce.
The Royal Thai duck curry (R100) was tender and packed with fresh
zing, if you’re a spice lover give it
a whirl, it’s not chilli-hot, more like fresh spicy-hot. The fish (R120) wasn’t all
that, but it was well-prepared and succulent.
Dessert. Not too heavy and a lovely end to the meal. They
also have a deli that has an extensive cheese selection and an indulgent
cabinet of hand-made Cassis desserts which are teeny little artworks in
Just look at the awesome gallery of pics.
This is the kind of place where you end up smoking a R140
cigar and drinking expensive red wine on the veranda till the wee hours. Like we said. It’s impressive. Go now.