Recently I was invited to a farewell dinner at a great restaurant in Sea Point, Cape Town called Goloso which my partner in crime for the evening told me it means "greedy" in Italian. Having visited Italy a few times on holiday, their food is really close to my heart and I myself have adopted their "basic" style of cooking only highlighting one or two main ingredients in each dish, unfussy but delicious.
We were a table of twelve for the evening and our table filled the entire restaurant, it's tiny but so wonderful to have the whole place to ourselves, the chef prepared us a 10 course meal for the evening but as usual I was so absorbed in the sampling process that I forgot to take pictures but as my friend suggested I will just have to go again to get more pictures for my blog followers.
So the evening begun on a great note right from the time you walk into Goloso and you are hit with the aroma of garlic, wine and herbs making your mouth water in minutes. The menu started with bread, great company and plenty flowing red wine. The first course consisted of Authentic Italian bruschetta's with three different toppings, pesto, smoked salmon and the most popular one diced tomato. Second course was an antipasti plate of pickled vegetables, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, bocconcini cheese and artichokes, third course a caprese salad of tomato and buffalo mozzarella, fourth course a fresh tuna salad with Cannellini beans, fifth course was a norwegian salmon tartare with fresh red onion, lemon and herbs, sixth course a chickpea salad, seventh course a delectable mushroom and truffle oil penne pasta, eighth course a perfect tagliatelle putannesca, just spicy, salty enough to want more and more, ninth course was chicken marsala and the grande finale a light tiramisu and coffee. Italian food heaven, I want more just thinking about it.
So I forgot to mention that most people in the party were pescatarians so the chef / owner made only 1 meat dish this evening we were there but i'm sure the menu varies to what is in season on the day you book, the restaurant is not always only 1 big table but generally a few smaller tables where you order off the menu, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The meal came to R250 per person with wine and a tip, well worth it.
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