FOOD BUZZ: Top Restaurant for World Cup

La Belle Terrasse

Johannesburg

If you find yourself heading to the World Cup Soccer events, or even if you’re not attending the games and plan on visiting Johannesburg, check out  The Westcliff Hotel, just north of Jo’burg where new chef Nicky Gibbs serves up gourmet healthy eats at the Polo Bar  and La Belle Terrasse.  Nestled into the hillside overlooking the jacarandas and stunning gardens, this striking Orient Express boutique hotel offers superb views of the northern suburbs and a nice respite from the city with fine dining abound.

La Bella Terrasse offers spectacular panoramic views on the outdoor terrace and a fine dining experience focused on using seasonal local produce, micro herbs from the on-site garden, sustainable seafood, and organic meats. Menu highlights include the slow-roasted beet salad with pistachio sauce, succulent grilled grass-fed fillet of beef with red wine reduction, warm oak-smoked salmon steak with Madagascan pepper gnocci, and the sweet potato agnolotti with sage mascarpone. Dessert standouts include the fig and plum tart with mascarpone, mango and macadamia nut ice cream cake, and maple pecan pie with spicy ginger ice cream. The wine list features an outstanding selection of the very best estate wines from the Cape.  Guests can also enjoy pre-and post-dinner drinks and an extensive tapas menu in the stylish Polo Lounge.

Reserve now because the place will be booked solid once World Cup Soccer fans descend on the city;  E-mail: restaurantreservations@westcliff.co.za, Telephone: +27 (0)11 481 6000.

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