Valentines Dinner at Ricks Cafe Americain

Turkish Viagra anyone?


Take your lover to the trendy Ricks Cafe Americain, Cape Town, for a scrumptious three course meal guaranteed to swoon the taste buds at the very least. Ricks Café is modelled on the Rick’s from the famous Casablanca movie; the interior is rich and warm. Moroccan design elements abound; mosaics, tagines, stained glass, and dark wood. And of course, there are movie posters of Casablanca on the walls.

The cost is R225p/p and includes the following:

Complimentary welcome cocktail

Pink Bermuda swizzle - dark and white Bacardi Rum, Triple sec, Grenadine, pineapple, orange and lime juice.

Starters:

Caprese salad (V)

- rocket, pesto, buffalo mozzarella and crustini

Or

Bouillabaisse

 - Mediterranean Seafood soup with Prawns, Line fish and Mussels with toasted Garlic Bread

Or

Nicoise Salad

 - Fresh seared tuna in sesame, fine beans, olives, eggs and potatoes

Or

Beef Carpaccio

  - With Pesto, Rocket, Parmesan and a Caper Vinaigrette

Main courses:

Roasted Beef Fillet

- gratinated with camembert, fine beans in crisp bacon,  roasted potatoes and a port jus

Or

Chicken Tajine

- Saffron and Cumin spiced Free Range Chicken Pieces with preserved lemons, Olives, roasted Garlic and Couscous

Or

Blackened Linefish

 - Crusted in Cajun spice and blackened, roasted veggies, potato mash and cafe de Paris butter

Or

Stuffed Aubergine (V) - with curried Chickpeas, Spinach, Ratatouille, Haloumi and Cous Cous

Desserts:

Tiramisu "pick me up" with blueberries

Or

"Hot Love" white Belgian choc ice with Cherrie jubilee

Or

"Death by Chocolate” Chocolate pecan nut pie and creme anglaise

 And after dinner :

 A glass Pongracz rose  and Turkish "viagra" (sweet Moroccan pastry)

Still not sure what to do for your Valentine? Check out this overview of romantic things to do for some inspiration.

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