The world of fine dining is simultaneously intriguing and delightful. Each plate that is placed in front of you is far more than just a nutritious meal. It is an art work, a calculated combination of ingredients which are designed to provide a food experience which engages a variety of senses. In this sphere of cooking, the colours and textures of the dish are as important as the taste and its layout can sometimes make it hard to take that first bite for fear of destroying the perfectly arranged plate.
Fine dining is an experience, one that all lovers of restaurant dining should experience at least once. The problem, as with many things, is that the price of such a meal can sometimes be prohibitive.
Enter Restaurant Week 2013.
Restaurant Week is an innovative concept which has taken the world by storm. Pioneered by the original DiningCity directory in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it is an event which occurs around the world in cities as diverse as New York, Madrid, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore. It has now reached South African shores too, granting ordinary South Africans the chance to experience top class fine dining, for less.
How it works…
Participating restaurants in Cape Town, the Winelands, Gauteng and scattered locations in the interior and East Coast of the country will offer either a 2 course set lunch menu or a 3 course set dinner menu for a hugely discounted price. All you need to do is reserve your seats through the DiningCity website and show up on the day.
The Nitty Gritty Details
Restaurant Week 2013 will run from the 24 October to the 3 November. The cost is R95 for the set lunch menu or R175 for the set dinner menu. However, restaurants with the DiningCity star charge an extra R50 over and above the set cost.
Reserve your spot
To reserve your spot at one of the country’s top restaurants, go straight to the restaurant week website.