Eating Out in PaarlBistro Allegro
Where? The Grande Roche Hotel, Plantasie Street, Paarl, 7646, Paarl, Cape Winelands
When? Please enquire.
How? Call +27 (0)21 863-5100
Serving as the more relaxed, fresh and zingy sister to the award-winning Bosman’s Restaurant, Bistro Allegro at The Grande Roche Hotel, is every bit as enticing. The punchy décor, open feel and unstuffy yet mesmerising menu make for a more casual affair at Bistro Allegro, with chairs around the swimming pool for delciousy sunny days when al fresco dining is a must.
The menu oozes with quiet sophistication - a petite menu of delicately prepared dishes, prepared with only the finest ingredients, presented beautifully and full of flavour. Start with the Sesame Crusted Yellowtail and Prawn in Ponzu sauce; the Gravad Salmon, serve with orange-fennel salad and honey-mustard sauce, or the Light Truffled Vichyssoise, with beef tartare and bread crisp. Examples of the main courses include the Pan-fried Norweigan Salmon, with root vegetable herb crème and pommes mousseline; and the Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank, with crushed butter potatoes, gremolata beans and pancetta.
There are often only three dessert options on the menu, but rest assured, as they are heavenly. The Baked Milk Rice with raisin-apple compote and cinnamon ice-cream sounds like a bowl of ecstasy, while the Chocolate Tart oozes with Bistro Allegro charm, when teamed with a port wine poached pear and red wine ice-cream.