Its not every day you get invited to attend the launch of a newly inspired autumn menu at Cape Town’s hippest restaurant in the V&A Waterfront, Mondiall Kitchen & Bar, an all-day dining environment with one of the best views in the city!
I was lucky enough to be there with Five Star PR and a rather ridiculous collection of local lovelies from the PR, blogging and foodie industry. Together we feasted on a Chef’s choice of tapas for starters before choosing a main off the comprehensive menu. My choice was their fine looking gnocchi with flavours that had me savouring every mouthful.
Local bubbly flowed and each course was paired with a wine from the Mulderbsoch Estate. For those that could find the space, lunch was rounded off with sweet desserts. Conversation was vibrant with the warmth of the afternoon sun eluding the season. It was a pleasure to be included and I can’t wait to return to enjoy my next Mondiall meal.
Truth is that when I first met this place with its New York style interior, outside dining, private mezzanine, long inviting bar and beautiful wines at the opening late last year. I knew we would friends. How right I was.
Above the tapas we were served and below the incredible gnocchi. I unashamedly scraped the bowl.
Press release and pics from Five Star PR included as below:
Inspired by the bounty of the Cape and their love for simplicity, Peter Tempelhoff and Mondiall Head Chef Oliver Cattermole have created a delicious autumn menu of diverse dishes that celebrate fresh, seasonal cuisine with a modern twist. The tasty and varied selection of Tapas dishes on the menu encourages sociable dining among friends and family – best enjoyed with a glass of Spanish sherry, local wine or hand crafted cocktails.
Apart from a delectable range of classic dishes and Tapas that include some interesting Asian favourites, Mondiall Kitchen & Bar serves two Lunch Specials from 11:30 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday. The already famous Mondiall Wagyu Burger is a juicy pure beef cheeseburger served with crispy fries and a draft of ice-cold CBC craft beer; while the Fish & Chips is prepared to perfection the English way (in ale batter with ‘Yorkshire Caviar’ or mushy peas) – accompanied by a glass of Marvelous wine, one of the wine labels of Mondiall co-owner Peter Tempelhoff and winemaker Adam Mason of Mulderbosch. The range of Marvelous wines include the Blue Label (Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux style blend); the Yellow Label (white Chenin based blend); and the Red Label (Syrah based Rhone style blend).
The Mondiall Kitchen & Bar deck overlooking the harbour with Table Mountain in the distance has become a buzzy cocktail and sundowners spot. From 8 May, the vibe will go up another notch with DJ René spinning the tunes every Thursday evening, setting the scene for Capetonians to start the weekend early with global music and an electric ambience to complement the great cuisine.
Mondiall is also known for presenting some of the world’s most loved classic and unpretentious dishes, served brasserie style, with delicious options to entice the vegetarian palate too, as well as an irresistible selection of desserts, cheese and speciality coffees to end each meal off on a high note.
This I love – putting your goodwill where your mouth is:
Mondiall Kitchen & Bar diners are encouraged to engage their spirit of Ubuntu and become a ‘feedie’ by participating in Peter Tempelhoff’s favourite charities, FEEDIE, by taking a photo of their dish and sharing it by connecting Feedie to their social network platforms. Mondiall will make a donation to non-profit organisation, The Lunchbox Fund, to sponsor one meal to underprivileged school children in townships and rural areas, for every photograph posted.