Tapas time at Salt in beautiful Kalk Bay

So I’m going to continue sharing some more restaurants experiences in Cape Town with you. All so you can be prepared for After Lockdown (AL). So start making that list now.

Today we’re heading down the coast to the lovely little town of Kalk Bay. I love it here. The quirky shops, plenty of places for coffee and cocktails and the crash of the ocean creating that unmistakeable seaside feel and aroma. We frequently visit the Brass Bell – an old favourite which has been there since I can remember and is a wonderful, relaxed lunch spot.

Today we broke with tradition (yes we were feeling brave) and headed further down the road to Salt where we heard we’d find some tasty tapas. It’s always good to try something new after all.

What’s on the menu

The menu is chalked up on the board with a mix of small plates and mains. We started with Burrata with pesto served on toasted ciabatta and roasted tomatoes. Good Burrata is always the right choice – and this was so deliciously creamy and the zesty pesto packed a real punch, too.

Salt: burrata
The heavenly trio of burrata, pesto and tomato

The pasta choices sounded too good to resist. Dishes come in small and large and, trying not to be too greedy and aware we’d want to taste more, we ordered a small portion. Thank goodness -it turned out to be pretty large! This is the lamb and ricotta ravioli with sage butter.

The fresh silken parcels were filled with a rich, meaty and creamy filling and topped with the beautiful buttery sauce. Sage and pasta is such a perfect match, too. An exceptional dish of pasta.

Salt: lamb ravioli
Plump little pasta parcels and sublime butter sauce

The Thai chicken comes from the main section. A delightful bowl of tasty rice with an authentic sauce and tender chicken.

Salt: chicken
A saucy bowl of chicken and rice

Okay, so having shared three dishes between three of us we were undecided…could we squeeze in one more? The fact that another pasta dish was beckoning us from the board made the decision easy. We were soon tucking into butternut ravioli also served with sage butter. What can I say? Next time I’ll order this first…and maybe second, too.

Salt: butternut ravioli
Butternut and sage and the freshest of pasta

Today’s price point

Our lunch for three cost around R400 (£17 at today’s exchange rate).

Salt is at 138 Main Road, Kalk Bay.

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