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Savour Restaurant @ 15 on Orange

Food24 goes super trendy at Cape Town's new hotspot at the 15 on Orange hotel.

by: Cathrine Shone and Caro de Waal | 29 Apr 2010
Murano mussels

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.

The bar

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.

The food

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 floating resort.

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 themselves. (R45-R120)

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.

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