For a typically African experience, look no further than Gold Restaurant in Green Point, Cape Town. We were invited to sample the new Spring menu and loved it!
This fabulous old building, which was once a church, a warehouse, and a nightclub, has been turned into a venue showcasing the best of African food and dance. On several floors and beautifully decorated to reflect our diverse cultures, Gold offers visitors and tourists an authentic experience. (Be sure to look out for the massive organ from the time this was a church).
Get there at 18:30 and start your evening with a Djembe drumming session to get you in the perfect mood for the evening to follow. If you think beating a drum is easy, wait until you try doing it properly under the bemused instruction of an expert from Cote d’Ivoire, and be prepared for your hands to sting until you run cold water over them afterwards!
And then the feasting begins .. course after course of delectable food from different countries throughout the continent. Beautifully presented in lovely crockery, each course is a new taste sensation. We enjoyed each and every course but if I had to choose a favourite, then the Moroccan chicken and almond pie in light phyllo pastry would be my choice, followed by the Tanzanian fish with spinach and coconut. When you think you can’t eat another mouthful, the lightest walnut and orange cake is the best ending to this delicious meal. We were impressed with the wine list – good selections of some of the Cape’s best wines at reasonable prices, and it’s great to see several wines sold by the half-bottle – this is very sensible but sadly not as commonly seen as one would expect.
During the course of the evening you will be entertained on several occasions by performances from the Pulse of Mali dancers and singers – you are welcome and even encouraged, to join them. We dare you to try to keep up with some of their moves!