To me winter is the perfect time to explore new restaurants and indulge on comforting cuisine , exotic flavours and the joy of many a warm crackling hearth.

To add to the joys of Winter (yes I am a winter baby #sorrynotsorry, is the fact the the Cape Town Cuisine Mafia seem to have caught on to the fact that it is a great time to offer affordable menu's. This extends the opportunity of experiencing cutting edge cuisine to a broader spectrum client, rather than just the upper echelon's of society.

Here is a fabulous new offering which caught my attention ...
Dash is the elegant restaurant located at the Queen Victoria Hotel in the Portswood Precinct at the Waterfront, Cape Town and its Winter Special is just as appealing as the place itself. Great value is given for R275 for two courses because the food is simply delicious.

Dash is the jewel in the crown at the Queen Victoria Hotel where Chef Sam Wasserman has focused her cleverly balanced, French-inspired menu on the unique flavours of each locally sourced ingredient. “I delight in preparing special dishes using local seasonal produce so that we always ensure freshness and authentic flavours and, of course, it is a real passion of mine to design and present a plate beautifully.”

The restaurant prides itself on giving the best and freshest ingredients top billing on the menu.

Echoing this and to chime with the Cape’s seasons, the menu at Dash changes every few weeks, when new ingredients become available. Often a restaurant is judged by its wines and Dash doesn’t disappoint with an impressive and exceptionally well chosen wine list.

The dining experience at Dash is intimate – with only 36 seats, it is rather special. The walls boast some remarkable artwork, kindly loaned by the restaurant’s prestigious gallery neighbour, Everard Read, and this is also changed every few months with new work by renowned local artists, such as Beezy Bailey and John Meyer.

Dash’s regular diners are welcomed early so that they may relax in the bar area for a cocktail and take in impressive views of Table Mountain and the city.

I know that I am going to make time this winter to try out their special and so should you.

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