Eating Mediterranean This Winter

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Winter days are here, and while most Joburgers hide from the shadows cast by the city’s skyscrapers to avoid the cold, Chef Russell Armstrong from Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park is dangling a Mediterranean-inspired carrot to entice you to leave the house with his seasonal Chef’s Selection menu.

This winter, EB Kitchen has been inspired by comfort food that is synonymous with the warm waters around the Mediterranean – Spain, Morocco, Italy, the South of France, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. 

The Chef’s Selection, priced at R420 for a five-course lunch menu or R580 for a seven-course dinner menu, is designed for two people. It serves up a mouth-watering selection of share-worthy plates. Fresh, simple dishes bursting with vibrant colour, texture and palate-pleasing flavours. Hungry visitors to Social Kitchen & Bar can expect to start with falafels, turmeric cauliflower with artichokes, sultanas, moghrabieh (Israeli couscous), followed by the fishmonger’s choice with chermoula (Algerian pesto), smoked confit tomatoes and chickpeas, or lamb shank with couscous and spiced bean stew. For something sweet, try the Lebanese milk pudding with rosewater and sesame dentelle, or the ivory chocolate and halva parfait. 


by Shenise

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