There is always something happening at Pisco, a super-cool bar and events venue upstairs from Keenwä restaurant in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD.
Whether you want a delicious cooling cocktail on a hot day, to dance the tango on a cool winter night, celebrate your 21st or your 50th, Pisco is a place that everyone makes their own.
In addition to tapas and all the usual deliciousness downstairs at Keenwä Pisco is now serving a selection of classic bar meals. Steak and chips, macaroni cheese and other classic and comforting meals for those days when you don’t feel like anything too adventurous. As always, we buy the finest ingredients and make everything – from the burger patties to the mayonnaise – on site. These meals are available in Pisco Tuesday to Saturday evenings and throughout the restaurant at lunchtimes (Tues-Fri 12.30-3pm).
An excellent companion to one of these great meals, a glass of Hawksmoor shiraz, is available at Keenwä and Pisco only. Wilhelm Defries for Hawksmoor (Paarl region) made just 8 barrels of this delicious vino. I hate to say it but it looks unlikely they will replicate the recipe next time. For a number of reasons (happenstance rather than design) the wine was left in old French and American oak barrels for 30 months, longer than anyone might think advisable.
The result of this ‘happy mistake’ is an unusually round wine that seems to give a little something extra with every sip. It is not clear if any of this vintage, the 2011, will make it on to anyone else’s shelves but Hawksmoor’s owners, Mark and Simon, were persuaded to let us have 50 bottles before they headed to Europe for the northern summer or research … or something. Our 50 bottles are disappearing fast!
Make a booking on 021 4192633 or, if you like to live dangerously, just turn up at 50 Waterkant Street.
- Jul 23, 2014