With the advent of long summer evenings, watch the sunset and envelope yourself in tranquil contemporary beach cottage décor while Sunset restaurant’s top chef, Hajiera Hamit serves up a taste for summer with a delicious new summer menu filled with locally sourced ingredients.
Recently returned from the kitchens of some of London’s top restaurants such as The Ivy Soho and the Ritz London, Chef Hajie not only drew her inspiration for the new menu from Europe’s summer culinary trends, but also from the astonishing variety of fresh produce she discovered at The Borough Market, rated one of the best food markets in the world.
“The summer spent in London proved to be an unforgettable opportunity for experimentation, creating new dishes and discovering new taste sensations that I never thought possible. It made me both excited and inspired to bring back a few fresh and innovative ideas to Sunset Restaurant’s new summer menu – especially during the season when everyone is relaxed and in a mood to try ‘something different’,” said Chef Hajie.
Exciting new favourites include Seafood Cervishe complete with prawns, mussels, baby calamari marinated in fresh coriander, lime juice and a chilli avocado salsa, and Tobacco Smoked Sea Bass with wilted baby spinach, micro salad and sugared Pancetta. For guests with a vegetarian-specific pallet, Cumin Infused Quinoa with home-made pasta, roasted summer tomato vegetables topped with paprika crusted goats cheese, awaits.
Additional, more filling options on the menu include the Pistachio Herb Crusted Lamb Rack which is served with stacked beetroot infused potatoes, wasabi butter, zucchini fries and a red wine reduction, as well as the Beef Fillet Medallions with pea puree, slow roast baby beets, spicy kale shards and a darkened beef broth.
New desserts do not disappoint either, most notably the Eton Mess, a famous English specialty, which consists of a trio of flavoured meringues, Chantilly cream and fresh summer berries.
All starters, main courses and desserts are priced the same and a 3 course menu inclusive of coffee and friandise is priced at R350 per person.
In addition to Sunset Restaurant’s fresh menu, the newly refurbished Faces Bar will also liven up palates with tasty summertime cocktails and a selection of the Cape’s best beverages, focusing on premium crafted products.
Bringing back an era of sophistication and good taste, The New Year will see the introduction of a Cape Brandy trolley, which will showcase 14 top local producers, in order to give guests the opportunity to taste local Brandy that rivals the best of the Cognac Region in France.
Enjoy a Wine and Dine Evening every last Thursday of the month when the restaurant features a different winery each along with an exceptional 5-course meal including wine at R280 per person.
“As a centrepiece of our business, we make sure we have options that meet the needs of Sea Point and its residents, which led Sunset Restaurant and Faces Bar becoming a favourite dining and cocktail rendezvous for savvy locals and refined travellers alike. Both options have been carefully designed with custom made furniture and lighting, creating intimate settings with a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere that effortlessly transitions any guest’s mood from day to night,” says Chris Godenir, General Manager at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel.
Sunset Restaurant is focussed on dinner with flawless service and a matchless atmosphere that ensures each experience is a memorable one.