Just over two years ago Mulberry and Prince opened it’s doors to the Cape Town food scene. With it’s humble beginnings, it quickly grew to become one of Cape Town’s most well loved restaurants. The incredible interior decor offers an aesthetically pleasing look and feel of copper tables, blush pink tones, warm wooden surfaces and leather accents which make this an Instagramers dream come true.
Pepper street is literally at the heart of it all and that doesn’t take away from the intimacy created by owners Cynthia Rivera and Cornel Mostert. It’s aloof exterior is marked with a bright pink door which offers a warm welcome into a lair of incredible food and wine. An open plan restaurant offers views into the kitchen as well as the bar while guests enjoy wining and dining at this luxurious establishment.
The wine list boasts some of the most well known wine estates in our incredibly wine rich region. Georgia and I sipped on a glass of bubbly as we prepared our palates, but truthfully nothing could have prepared my palate for the flavour taste sensation that we were about to encounter.
The menu changes frequently so rest assured that if you become a regular (which you will) you have a multitude of flavour profiles to enjoy from Head Chef and owner Cornel.
Cynthia brought out the house speciality of creamy whipped hake roe with a scattering of herbs de Provence that we excitedly scraped the plate with shards of carta di music (a thin style lavash bread.)
The next dish arrived of fresh market fish carpaccio served on a soured piquillo pepper puree and drizzled with olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice was an incredibly delicate dish which we enjoyed with a glass of Blanc de Noir.
Next we enjoyed the Smoked Beef Tartare with roughly chopped capers and cornichons topped with a soy sauce cured egg yolk which accompanied a bowl of airy and dainty potato chips which provided the perfect vessel to lap up that running cured egg yolk.
One of my favourite dishes of the evening had to be the stracciatella cheese topped with slow-cooked radicchio, roasted garlic and boquerones (Spanish marinated white anchovy fillets) which perfectly balanced the flavours profiles of the dish.
The front runner definitely had to be the Agnolotti dal Plin, tender pasta pockets filled with a mixture of pork, chicken and rabbit and lay soaking up a house made sauce of butter, stock, aged balsamic and sweet sage.
The evening was absolutely spectacular and my friend Georgia, a well loved Food Photographer and Blogger of East After Noon and I giggled into the evening sharing stories and clinking our glasses to many more dinners spent at Mulberry and Prince in the not too distant future.
I would highly recommend Mulberry and Prince if you have an special occasion, first date or dinner with the in-laws – its bound to make any award situation comfortable when the wine starts flowing and the discussions about the sharing plates begin circulating. You can find all the contact into attached below.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 422 3301 or visit www.mulberryandprince.co.za
Monday – CLOSED Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 19:00-22:00
Thursday – 19:00-22:00
Friday – 19:00-22:00
Saturday – 19:00-22:00
Sunday – 10:00-14:00
Although I was invited to review the establishment, all the opinions expressed are my own. I have always and will continue to write about experiences I enjoy throughly. This was an incredible experience and I look forward to my next visit.