Perhaps you’ve had the pleasure of dining at Dash Restaurant & Bar; perhaps you’ve only heard about the fine dining establishment that is nestled in a charming and wonderfully elegant nook of the V&A Waterfront. Either way, there is much on the go at this restaurant that we’re certain you’d love to know.
Dash recently welcomed a new executive chef on board
It takes skill, creativity, training and a great deal of practice to become an accomplished chef. It was with great pride and anticipation that one such artisan, Chef Albert Bronkhorst, was welcomed to the Dash Restaurant & Bar team. With this, a new season was ushered in and a number of exciting developments have occurred, as you’ll read below.
New breakfast, lunch and dinner menus have been introduced
Under Chef Bronkhorst’s expert guidance, new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus have been developed. The menus portray hints of South African elements, as well as classic French, English and Asian flavours, bringing Chef Bronkhorst’s flair for “novel flavour combinations” to the fore.
You can treat yourself to an eight-course tasting menu
One of the best ways to enjoy Dash Restaurant & Bar’s culinary offerings is by sampling its newly introduced eight-course tasting menu. This is another of Chef Bronkhorst’s masterpieces, which is tastefully paired with Creation Wines. You can expect interesting dishes such as mushroom port soup, seared prawns on a corn bisque puree, and salmon served on saffron mash, to name just a few.
High tea has become a daily occurrence
For an afternoon treat, you are now able to “join the Queen” for high tea at Dash Restaurant, seven days a week. This is similarly a new offering and one that is also sure to delight your taste buds. The menu includes a range of decadent baked goods, pastries and savoury items, served with a selection of loose leaf teas and coffees.
During the Easter period, you can also look forward to menu additions such as scrumptious carrot cake and a decadent chocolate torte.
A live pianist sets the tone in the evenings
There’s nothing quite as soothing as having live music fill a room, and nothing better than enjoying melodies of this kind while dining. At Dash Restaurant & Bar, you can enjoy listening to the gentle tunes played by a live pianist during dinner service each week, from Tuesday to Saturday.
The restaurant’s walls take on the role of a gallery
Remarkable artwork displayed throughout Dash Restaurant & Bar enhances the establishment’s air of sophistication. Pieces are changed every few months and work by renowned local artists, such as Beezy Bailey and John Meyer, is introduced. These pieces inspire the mind while Chef Bronkhorst’s dishes stir the heart.
It has been voted among the best restaurants in Cape Town
In 2017, Dash Restaurant & Bar earned a prestigious position among the top 10 dining establishments in Cape Town during Restaurant Week South Africa. We’re incredibly proud of this accomplishment and are sure you’ll agree with the rating.
The bar makes a superb purple gin and tonic
Splashes of purple in the restaurant’s décor imbue the setting with a royal tone. The same can be said of its signature drink: The Six Dogs Gin and Tonic. Its striking presentation similarly matches its elegant surroundings.
Dash was named after Queen Victoria’s beloved pet
In a similar fashion to the Queen Victoria Hotel, this fine dining restaurant was named after an “honorary member” of the royal family: the queen’s first dog, a King Charles Spaniel, named Dash. The queen was incredibly fond of this pet and we thus believe that the name of the restaurant highlights its intrinsic relationship with the hotel.
It’s fit for a queen (or king)
Like its “sister establishment”, the Queen Victoria Hotel, Dash Restaurant & Bar most certainly lives up to its regal reputation. Indeed, it is fit for royalty – but that doesn’t mean you have to be a king or queen to receive a warm welcome at Dash Restaurant & Bar.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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