Just down the road from us in Mouillie Point facing the sea and infamous lighthouse, is the relaxed, yet chic restaurant, Sotano.
Owned by the same group that own the wonderful winey spot, Caveau, in town, Sotano offers diners a chilled, informal area with couches upstairs and a pleasant, more formal dining area downstairs.
We decided to sit downstairs in a cosy nook for our diner.
The new winter menu offers a range of the usual Mediterranean style tapas, plus some new additions, like the classic French onion soup, warm salads, seafood linguini, lamb tagine, risotto and fish pie. They also have a kiddies menu and a styling breakfast menu which offers a variety of eggy brekkies and eats as simple as anchovette toast or a plain croissant to full English.
I tried the new seafood linguini for my main, which was rich with quite a spicy bite and sure to cure any cold you may have. My partner had the beef fillet, which was cooked to perfection (medium rare, but slightly more rare than medium) with the green peppercorn sauce. It was delicious.
Our waiter paired great wines with our courses. We totally went on his recommendations and it’s always nice to be served by someone who knows their wine as well as the food on offer. The service was excellent.
We ended with the chocolate fondant, which was gorgeously gooey and warm, but I’m not much of a sweet tooth, so I left the rest to my partner while I sipped away on the dregs of my glass.
Go for: Romantic dinners and live reggae on Sunday afternoons… It is a little expensive, so head there with full wallets, when you can afford R30 drafts and spoiling yourself with yummy food, because it is worth it.