Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Went to a great event last night. It's called Madame Zingara's. It's one of Cape Town's gems and best loved restaurants. Once nestled in the heart of the Mother City, this candle-lit bohemian delight is known both locally and internationally. You're first instructed to leave your cares at the door and enjoy an evening of "decadent delight," as they call it. Then you feast and watch the show!
Madame Zingara has given back to the community over the years. Through financing of community projects, support vehicles, educational programmes and subsidised housing, the relationship with the city of Cape Town has always been an intrinsic cornerstone of the business.
However, after six prosperous years, the restaurant was tragically lost to a fire which started in the new roof garden.
Between staff, owners, partners and friends, it was decided to take a new path, one that will allow the spirit of the restuarant to flourish once again. A mobile tent was then constructed. The show/dinner theater now travels between London and Cape Town. This was one of the last nights the event was held in Cape Town. How perfect.
The food is remarkable with a full steak dinner that is drizzled in a chocolate chilli sauce that is unlike anything I've ever imagined. Very tasty.