The Grazing Room has launched a new sharing plates menu that will appeal to all those who appreciate fine food! Adventurous play on flavours and and textures is what Chef Marthinus and Chef de Cuisine at The Grazing Room, Jess McKinnon, is known for and it was an absolute delight to sample some of the tapas dishes that make up the new menu.
The first sharing plate we got to enjoy were fresh and light Arancini balls, made with zucchini, mint and lemon and topped with tumeric mayonnaise.
The next sharing plate to come out of the kitchen was the delicious Tom Yum Squid. Crispy squid with chilli, lemongrass, peanuts and coconut shavings served with a tom yum mayonnaise. This was my favourite dish, I loved the combination of flavours and spices.
Their signature dishes were then served: smoked gnocchi in a gruyere cream with charred cauliflower, sultanas and pine nuts
… and beer battered prawns with a red pepper chutney and avocado mousse.
Both desserts were a treat!!! Rich, creamy espresso and white chocolate pannacotta with ginger crumbs and a fresh, citrusy Eton Mess- a dish that is just spring on a plate: meringues with papaya , passionfruit and an orange blossom chantilly.
The dining experience was well complemented with an aromatic Viognier from Gabriëlskloof, that had beautiful orange blossom and floral notes.
I enjoyed lovely date and white chocolate petit fours with a loose leaf white tea to end off the fantastic meal.
The Grazing Room changes it’s menu seasonally (every three to four months) and always uses the very best seasonal produce to create each of their innovative dishes – the key to keeping all the foodies out there coming back for more!