I haven’t done a blog post in a while just because I have been so crazy busy on my new exciting venture with White Runway South Africa which I will tell you all about in my next post.
I needed some serious unwind time, so the girls and I decided to try out the new Dalliance restaurant at the V&A Waterfront. The location from the outside seems a bit odd as the restaurants that have been there previously have never really worked and it always seems like a bit of a ghost town at first glance. However, on walking into Dalliance you are greeted by friendly staff, a modern and trendy ambiance as well as an aroma of delicious food. The view from the restaurant is unexpectedly spectacular, looking right onto the water and is the perfect place to have sunset drinks. Our waiter explained to us that it was a tapas style restaurant and he suggested we ordered a couple of things to share. The girls and I took the word couple to another level and went full steam ahead.
First came the salmon tataki with ponzu, garlic and cucumber. We were a little underwhelmed at the size of it as one fork full and its finished. With that came the dukka spiced tuna with harissa paste. This was absolutely delicious and by far one of my favourites. The kingklip tempura then arrived with pea and mint puree, which was also very tasty.
Then came the fillet with béarnaise and skinny fries. It was cooked to perfection and left us wanting more. We then had the beef short rib with mushroom duxelles and bone marrow gratin. It looked a bit strange and has very little flavor, wouldn’t be on the top of my list next time I go there. The last of our main course was the butter chicken with naan bread, this was amazing and definitely a must have.
Then came dessert! We literally ordered the whole menu… Starting with the chocolate fondant, which is always my number one go to dessert. This one was one of the best I’ve had although in my opinion it should be served with ice cream instead of cream. Then came the raspberry rice crispy treats, this took me straight back to my childhood and was a nice fruity flavor to break the richness from the fondant. Next, was the chocolate beignets with crème chantilly and raspberries. These were basically mini posh donuts with a surprising burst of melted chocolate inside. So delicious! Then came the showstopper… the chocolate marshmallows. This was the most innovative dessert I had ever seen and I have never had anything like it. It consisted of a layer of toasted marshmallows, then peanut butter, melted chocolate and pieces of fresh mango at the bottom and yes, it is exactly as mouth watering as it sounds.
All in all it was great night, with amazing food and I have to say the presentation of each dish was on point! A restaurant that will definitely be added to my favourites list.
It really was a little love affair with food….
From food to fashion…the holidays may have come to an abrupt end but my holiday style is still in full swing! I love fashion that looks effortlessly chic and timeless style for me is the most important thing. Here I was in the mood to be comfortable but still stylish at the same time. I opted for one of my favourite go to dresses from local designer Tasha and paired them with my new wrap around espadrilles from Superbalist.
Shoes: Espadril at Superbalist
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Sunglasses: Rayban at Sunglass Hut