I have always liked food in smaller portions – a huge steak with every bite that tastes the same is not for me. That is why Tapas is my kind of food – small portions, but a variety of flavours – that is what I like. We found a perfect restaurant that serves excellent tapas in the Cape Town city centre – Fork on Long Street has it all. South African tapas, marvellous!
It was Deon who came up with this lovely idea to visit Fork, a few Fridays ago. We were seated upstairs which could easily be a tapas bar in Spain, very cosy, charming and relaxing with exposed brick walls and leather couches. This is a space which you should enjoy with good friends.
The menu reads like a story: Beef fillet on croutons and mushrooms with crisp onion rings and red wine sauce; grilled tiger prawns wrapped with pancetta; deep fried goats-cheese with sundried tomato biscuits and port and onion marmalade – if I were Italian, I would have broken out in song.
After careful discussion with the friendly waitron, we decided on the Moroccan meatballs; roast pork belly with a mustard and parsley crust; French fries (yes) and smoked salmon rolls with cream cheese and salmon caviar on crostini. It was more than delicious. Bursting with flavour, every forkful was a masterpiece. The best was saved for last. Berry crumble and flourless chocolate cake were the highlight of the day.
If you like big portions, this is not the restaurant for you. If you are in search of a gastronomical explosion, this is for you.