As we approach Valentine’s Day, many of us will want to plan what to do with our partners on this special day. We caught up with Liane Lombard and Daniel Fulton of the newly relocated Peppers Restaurant which you will find on The Chase, not far from Groombridge shopping centre in Mount Pleasant. The restaurant was previously at the Trios in Borrowdale. Spending time with them, we quickly picked up on their excitement for Valentine’s Day.
This will definitely be the place to be on that special day, as Peppers plans to have only tables for two unless you book to have a bigger party. The special evening will begin with a welcome of a large display of rose petals all over the restaurant and pool deck with a glass of champagne and chocolate on arrival
On the menu guests will tantalise their taste buds with a starter comprising upside down ice cream and chocolate. The main course will consist a serving of aphrodisiacal ‘duck with pomegranates and ginger or a rack of lamb laced with an array of spices’. A sorbet will then pave the way for the next item on the menu.
Head chef, Daniel , excited to return to Zimbabwe after a stint in Mozambique as well as a training spell in Franschoek, South Africa’s food and wine capital, plans to mystify diners a little bit with his presentations. Hence, the couples have to be alert and also be prepared to feed one another.
Have you ever tried milk with a dash of cardamom? Try it. You are assured a treat as some people hint that whether you are a new, young or old couple this is something guaranteed to build a bond and make it stronger.
Dessert of strawberries and basil flavoured ice cream and melons (also an aphrodisiac) and the evening’s treat of fondue of melted chocolate, bananas and strawberries will put the cap on a romantic evening out.
However, the evening will not be complete without some dancing. Entertainment will be provided by Ryan Koriya, a talented musician based in the United Kingdom. He has performed on various platforms with the most recent being the Falls Fest at the close of 2011. He has also serenaded guests at other restaurants such as Amanzi and the Wild Geese Lodge.
If you are looking for a place to treat your better half this Valentine’s, Peppers is the place to be. Book with Eatout on 0772 328 688.
Words by Chiedza Chimombe