South Africa – Cape Town hot spot, Mondiall ‘Kitchen and Bar’ has introduced an inspired autumn menu perfectly suited to mild weather, all-day dining at this relaxed brasserie and bar on the harbour edge in the V&A Waterfront.
Diners may expect a new take on the menu this season, with a variety of deliciously interesting small-plate Tapas dishes (instead of formal Starters), promoting family-style dining and sharing before the main courses arrive, as an even more sociable way to dine and experience the many flavours of Mondiall.
Further news is that Food and Wine Evenings will be held monthly (from April) offering wineries a platform to perfectly pair their wines with select Mondiall dishes, either Tapas-style, or with more traditional wine pairing recipes for dinner.
The Mondiall bar and deck overlooking the harbour with Table Mountain in the distance is known as a buzzy cocktail and sundowners spot, but from 8 May, the vibe will go up another notch with DJ René spinning the tunes every Thursday evening, setting the scene for Capetonians to start the weekend early with global music and an electric ambience to complement the great cuisine.
Inspired by international culinary trends, Peter Tempelhoff and Mondiall Head Chef Oliver Cattermole have created a versatile autumn menu of creative dishes that celebrate fresh, seasonal cuisine infused with a modern twist.
Tapas is a highlight, enjoyed with a glass of wine or cocktails after work, or as a social start to dinner. With tasty dishes originating from the birthplace of tapas in Spain, Mondiall Tapas also include Asian favourites such as Grilled Chicken Yakitori (R58) and Game Fish Tataki in Sesame (R65).
During the cooler months a heart-warming vegetable Soup du Jour (Soup of the Day R55) may be enjoyed with the restaurant’s signature freshly baked, hand crafted baguette and hummus. Fans will return regularly for the Glazed Pork Belly (R65); Luderitz Oysters with Bloody Mary Jelly (R22 each); and the popular Steak Tartare (R62) with crispy onions and truffled rye croutons.
Mondiall is also known for presenting some of the world’s most loved classic, unpretentious dishes, served brasserie style, such as Classic Caesar Salad (R82) and Salade Niçoise (R87); with meaty main courses including a great steak (Grilled Sirloin Café de Paris R165), and the popular Mondiall Wagyu beef Cheeseburger & Fries (R105).
Vegetarians will delight in the delicious Potato Gnocchi in a cèpe mushroom sauce (R138), while fresh seafood is always a winner on the Mondiall menu – the Autumn selection including Salmon in Miso (R160); proper British Fish & Chips (R120); and heavenly Fish Tacos (R72 or R140).
An extravagant Seafood Platter offers a feast of grilled Cape rock lobster (seasonal), grilled tiger prawns, fish du jour, West coast oysters, seared calamari and steamed mussels, served with a crisp table salad and finely cut fries (R1400 for two).
Paying homage to our Cape Dutch heritage, the Cape Malva Pudding (R57) takes centre stage on the Dessert Menu, served with buchu custard and salted apricot caramel ice cream. International flavour is brought to the table once again with Mango Panna Cotta (R60) and classic American dishes; Maple & Pecan Pie (R62) and the Mondiall Chocolate Sundae (R45).
To round off a perfect meal, choose between Baked Camembert for 2 (R115), or a Cheese Board (R95) of handcrafted local cheeses and seasonal preserves, whilst a range of speciality coffees includes the decadent Mondiall Royale (Rémy Martin cognac, long espresso, hot milk, topped with whipped cream & Belgian chocolate R72) and other healthy recipes.
The Mondiall wine list features a wide variety of cultivars and some of South Africa’s top wine labels. A select choice of Champagne labels is available, as well as craft beers and an extensive cocktail menu, including the exclusive Mondiall Martini – Grey Goose vodka shaken with Chambord, fresh litchi, buchu, orange bitters, lime juice and jasmine, served straight up and completed with a freshly cut citrus.
Mondiall diners are encouraged to engage their spirit of Ubuntu and become a ‘feedie’ by participating in one of co-owner Peter Tempelhoff’s favourite charities, We The Feedies, by taking a photo of their dish and sharing it by connecting Feedie to their social network platforms.
Mondiall will make a donation to Non-Profit organisation, The Lunchbox Fund, to sponsor one meal to orphaned and vulnerable school children in townships and rural areas, for every dish/photograph posted.