September 17, 2012
Insider’s guide to Restaurant Week Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Foodie-lovers, get ready for Restaurant Week Cape Town from September 22 to 29, 2012!
It’s taken the social media world by storm: bite-sized information passed from one internet savvy diner to another and now, I’ll let you in on what Restaurant Week is all about.
Set to reaffirm the Mother City and her magnificent winelands as the Culinary Capital of South Africa, Restaurant Week is jam-packed with fabulous specials and you’re not going to want to miss one delicious morsel of it.
Here’s what you need to know:
What is Restaurant Week?
A Dining City.com initiative, Restaurant Week is a week-long gourmet fest of discounted meals at high-end establishments in and around the city.
First held in the pleasure-seeking city of Amsterdam in 2007, where it sold out within minutes, Restaurant Week is now held in Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Budapest, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Singapore.
Where to eat?
The 2012 edition will see Cape Town and the winelands’ top establishments including Planet Restaurant at the Mount Nelson, La Moutte in Sea Point and Haute Cabriere in Franschhoek offering diners specially priced meals and the opportunity to visit the places they’ve always wanted to.
Special three-course dinners are R200 and a three-course lunch is R125. Remember, though, that restaurants with a DiningCity STAR (which means they are accredited by Dining City) have a R50 surcharge.
How to book:
Treat your loved ones and friends to a great meal at a fabulous restaurant by booking a table via www.restaurantweek.co.za.
And presto! You’re now a Restaurant Week Cape Town fundi. To paraphrase the Star Wars character, Yoda, “Eat, you must”.