Nothing beats an impromptu evening out and yesterdays decision to head out for dinner was not on the cards at all, in fact I had spent my entire day in my pj's loafing around on the sofa.
Yesterday was a public holiday here in Cape Town, so I was excused for being a pleb the whole day haha! - However, I did rectify that at about 5.30pm when we decided to go out. We wanted to go somewhere that we have not been before and had originally intended to go to a place called "Louis on the Block" which is relatively close to home, but when we got there they appeared to be closed - unless they were all dining in the dark, which is also not an impossibility here in South Africa with all our electricity load shedding haha!
Anyway, we had to find a new venue and headed off to Kalk Bay which is about a 15 min drive from home. I have shared many of our adventures in that beautifully quint suburb, but last night was to be a new one. We decided to take the scenic route and drove over Boyes Drive which is a mountain route offering some of the most spectacular views and last night was no exception! The moon and its reflection coupled with all the suburb lights literally took my breath away! Sadly, my snap shots of that really don't do it's magnificence justice!
Jude was adamant that he wanted bolognaise for dinner, so essentially we were on the hunt for something Italian. We arrived, parked, took a 2 minute walk - along which we came across this really beautiful art piece on the side of one of the buildings. It was hundreds and hundreds of tiny little butterflies made from paper and other materials. It was too beautiful! - and it is things like this that make me fall in love with Cape Town again and again! Around the corner and a little further down the road spotted the word "pizza" painted on the wall - and we knew that if they had pizza, there was a 99% chance they would have pasta - and we were in luck!
We were greeted at the door of SATORI by such a friendly and enthusiastic hostess - sadly I omitted to get her name. The restaurant was already pretty full, and me being the fussy nonsense that I am, I had my eye on a table which was actually already reserved. Our hostess very quickly went to see what she could do and as it turned out, the people who had booked it were quite late, so again - we got lucky.
We sat down at our very cosy table, boasting a sofa seat and cushions which was fantastic for Jude to relax. We ordered our drinks and Jude's pasta immediately and I have to say - our jaws dropped on the floor at how quickly the bolognaise arrived! Normally the food can't arrive quick enough for a starving and near death child lol - but WOW it was literally there within 5 minutes... and was absolutely two thumbs up in Jude's book! In fact it was almost as if we did not have a specifically dedicated waiter/tress - they all just seemed to chip in and help one another. It was fantastic to see such positively approached team work!
Dave and I took a little longer to decide what we wanted, and after some coaxing from our lovely hostess, I opted for their Seafood Fettuccine which was fresh West Coast Black Mussels, Calamari, Capers, Shrimp, Cubed Fish and olives tossed in a Napolitano Sauce with Chilli and Garlic! Dave took a more traditional and slightly altered direction with his choice of Fillet steak with mushroom sauce.
Again, both our meals arrived very speedily and were both absolutely DIVINE! It was great to try something as exotic as I did and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Nice healthy portion sizes too! We seldom do dessert, but there was malva pudding on the menu and how can you not be a complete sucker for a deliciously hot slice of malva covered in custard! Jude also decided to splash out with a hot chocolate, and whilst he said it was great - he did announce that it was not quite as good as moms haha - but hey, in their defence, I do make hot chocolate with milk alone and as far as kids go, it would take a lot to beat the Nesquik bunny lol!
It was an absolutely brilliant evening, in a truly unique little spot. We will definitely be visiting them again soon to try out some more of their mouth watering dishes!
Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx
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