Five Star Cape Fusion Cuisine at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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  • Author Narique Sangster
  • Published June 4, 2011
  • Word count 410

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa offers far more than breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and national park scenery. The hotel is home to the magnificent Azure Restaurant, a culinary experience exhibiting the creativity that is the cap-stone in Cape Town's identity.

Azure Restaurant's imaginative Cape Fusion Cuisine, paired with world-class service and hospitality, has earned them the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Blazon award, making it particularly difficult for us luxury lovers to resist.

The ingredients are organic and freshly picked from the local market or Azure's very own herb garden, presumably one of the key factors in their international acclaim. Executive Chef, Henrico Grobbelaar and his dedicated team have shaped an experience that is exclusive to the Mother City. Their menu features a variety of fynbos dishes, a flavour profile that is largely unknown, even to South Africans.

This interesting twist to African cuisine has made way for a menu that manages to capture you in the same way as, say, a Michelangelo sculpture would. The dishes are original and appear to embody the wild yet delicate characteristics of our country. Culinary artworks such as the Oudtshoorn Crocodile Carpaccio are bound to catch your interest. This starter is comprised of Rooibos home smoked crocodile carpaccio with lemon avocado oil, caper berries, Parmigiano Reggiano and spicy vine tomato chutney.

As a main course, you could feast on the delectable fynbos vegetable curry, complete with pumpkin, mushrooms, lentils and baby vegetables curry served with star aniseed basmati rice, assorted curry accompaniments, warm butter roti and a folded poppadum, or the springbok lion with sweet potato wedges, slow roasted thyme, tomatoes, butternut purée, peas and a honey bush sultana reduction.

As if traditional fine dining could not get any sweeter, Azure Restaurant has created a range of desserts that may cause the marvelous main course you just had to fade in your memory. One of these sensational options is the Rooibos Créme Brûlée on thin chocolate brownie, served with crème anglaise and a Rooibos apricot sorbet.

Your evening at the Azure Restaurant does not have to end at the quaint terrace overlooking the Atlantic. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa clearly has your pleasure and entertainment in mind with their unique dinner and a movie offering. After five-star South African cuisine, you are able to enjoy a classic film in their private cinema - a sure way to savour a cultural feast of the senses.

Written by Narique Sangster, Product Development Editor, on behalf of Integrated Search Media and Search For Hotels.

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