Our Chef of The Month is Jonathan Duiker, the Head Chef of the Café del Sol…
There are few things more synonymous with a city than a great Italian restaurant. Here in Joburg, we’re fortunate enough to have a vast variety of options, but how many of these are actually quality? Without a doubt, Café del Sol is one of them – they don’t call themselves the best Italian restaurants in Jozi for nothing. Whether you have a hankering for a traditional spaghetti puttanesca or a fragrant porcini risotto, boy, do they deliver!
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The fact that the Café del Sol group is family-run is what we think has kept them thriving since 2007. Café del Sol specialises in home-cooked Italian cuisine and the family absolutely love what they do – it’s evident in each and every dish. Good news for foodie fanatics is that only top-quality ingredients are used. True to their philosophy, only the best will do – their salads are made with beautiful organic greens and imported Parmigiano cheese, while the beef is all grass-fed, the poultry is all organic and the fish is SASSI-certified. For this reason, prices are a little steep, but it’s worth every penny your belly will be ever so thankful too!
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The flavours are maximised in each dish – not to mention the gorgeous plating – so it’s difficult to choose a favourite. However, if it was a life or death situation, we’d recommend ordering the slurp-ready sweet potato and butternut soup with a touch of coconut cream for starters followed by a hearty bowl of homemade gnocchi (which is made daily, just by the way) ended that all off with a decadent slice of Nutella cheesecake. Because it’s winter, make the Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block your wine of choice – it’s a red blend that lingers elegantly for hours.
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Bianca Spinner is the Lifestyle Editor at Hello Joburg Magazine. Bianca is taking strides as in independent woman in the workforce and combined with her deep seated passion and love for her community, she is sure to increase her insatiable appetite for success.