My sister and her husband from Port Elizabeth visited Cape Town last week and invited us to end off their visit together in the fabulous city. So, after a long day of hard work, we met them at their hotel in W&A Waterfront on Thursday evening.
As it was the beginning of another long weekend, Cape Town was abuzz with people. Earlier the day Deon tried to reserve a table at Madame Zingara’s excellent restaurant, Café Paradiso in Kloof Street, but unfortunately for us they were fully booked. I was disappointed, but there was nothing we could do. We decided to find another restaurant in De Waterkant in the Bo-Kaap. We were lucky to find a parking space. After a walk to show our guests the beautiful De Waterkant, we saw a venue where we could have something to drink.
We were seated on the balcony of the restaurant. Inside the restaurant there was a welcoming fire burning, as it was chilly outside. The restaurant was alive with many diners eating, drinking and chilling, celebrating the beginning of the long weekend. It was clear that this was a very popular venue.
We had an excellent waitron who enticed us with the menu, thus it was not long before we decided to also have a meal at the restaurant. The restaurant is famous for its burgers, but after the waitron informed us about the specials of the day, my sister and I ordered the salmon served with cracked potatoes and the men each ordered a rump steak with pepper sauce. We were wowed with the best salmon and steak ever – slaving away inside the kitchen was surely one of the best chefs in Cape Town. The ambience, food and excellent service at Manhattan are all ingredients of an excellent restaurant. We were surely happy about our find.
But when we got home and Googled the restaurant, we learned that it was one of Madame Zingara’s new restaurants. That explained it all – Madame Zingara waving her magic wand again. Well done, we will definitely visit this restaurant again.