Last week Grant and I enjoyed a magical date night at Harbour House in Kalk Bay. With the waves crashing below, the seaside setting is breathtaking and one of my favourite spots in Cape Town. It was our first date night out in ages! To say we were excited is an understatement! Plus, there was the added bonus of sampling the new Harbour House Tasting Menu.
Harbour House Tasting Menu
The new Harbour House Tasting Menu offers guests the choice of a three or five-course dining experience and the option of a wine pairing with each course.
On the Harbour House Tasting Menu
BBQ Jackfruit Rillette
BBQ pulled jackfruit, toasted brioche, nectarine-raisin chutney, with a fennel and celery slaw. The wine pairing for this unusual but flavourful dish was a Beaumont Chenin Blanc.
Harbour House Arancini
Roasted butternut, creamy Gorgonzola, with citrus aioli and crispy curry leaves. The arancini dish was bursting with robust flavours and paired perfectly with the Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay / Riesling.
Caramelle En Brodo
Seared scallop, lemon ricotta caramelle, parmesan, fennel, burnt cauliflower puree served in a seafood broth. Paired with Graham Beck Pinot Noir
Beef Rib Eye
Grilled rib eye, with truffle mushroom sauce, pomme frites and an arugula salad. The Thelema Bordeaux Blend complimented the beef rib eye and truffle mushroom sauce.
Brazilian tonka bean spiced Panna Cotta, chocolate crumble & miso custard. The panna cotta paired perfectly with the Catherine Marshall Dessert Wine.
For me, the HH Arancini was the best savoury dish, and words cannot adequately express how excellent the panna cotta was! We both opted for the five-course menu, which was a bit too much for me in retrospect.
All in all, it was a fantastic evening. The wonderfully friendly staff were attentive but not intrusive, making for a wonderful experience.
Details and Location
Harbour House Tasting Menu Pricing – 3-course tasting menu R195 / with wine pairing R315 and 5-course tasting menu R285 / with wine pairing R485.
Kalk Bay – Make reservations via telephone on 021 788 4136 or email. Address: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay.
V&A Waterfront – Make reservations via telephone on 021 418 4744 / 021 418 4748 or email. Address: Quay Four, Ground Floor, V&A Waterfront.
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Disclosure & Disclaimer
We were hosted by Harbour House and our dinner was complimentary. Information and rates are deemed accurate at the time of publication.