Thursday, April 26, 2012

My love for La Boheme wine bar and bistro


La Boheme Wine Bar and Bistro is a popular gem on the main road of Sea Point. Their food is wholesome, with French/Mediterranean influences and the menu changes daily, with the exception of a few signature dishes, such as the chicken liver parfait (starter) and the Ostrich mince balls on pasta (main). Other dishes I've enjoyed include the chicken roulade (main) and rabbit gnocchi (main). The menu's are displayed on chalk boards, which get passed around the restaurant.
There is a separate tapas menu with cheese boards, charcuterie and so on, so check that out as well.

Last night we had a friend staying over with us from Johannesburg. So we decided to take a walk along the Sea Point promenade, watching the sun set, before walking up the road to La Boheme for dinner. We were lucky as they had one table still unreserved, and soon enough the whole restaurant was packed.

The two things I love most about La Boheme is firstly, that the majority of their wines are available by the glass (over 60), and secondly, the bustling vibe. It's al fresco-style dining is perfect for sunny weather, but on nights like last night when it was slightly chilly, they bring out gas heaters... and then there is always the inside section. Old wine barrels and shelves with musty books are found in most corners. It is definitely cosy, the tables are fairly close together, but that makes for the cafe-style atmosphere.

Best of all, is that they have an amazing special, which we all opted for last night. Any two courses for R95 (starter and main), and any three courses for R120 (starter, main and dessert). Such a bargain! And the food is gourmet, and the portions are hearty...
This is what we had:
Me: beef carpaccio followed by the pork belly on mash with vegetables
Fiance: babotie samoosas followed by the ostrich mince balls on fettucine (very South African, and the pasta is made fresh in house) and then the popular chocolate brownie
Fiance's cousin: mini cheesy quesadillas and beef snitchel

We enjoyed a bottle of Ruperts and Rothschild classique to polish it off and took the leisurely stroll home feeling totally satisfied :-)
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021 434 8797
341 main road, sea point




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