3 Course South African Portuguese Dinner
September 23, 2023
Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama were the first to “discover” South Africa in the 15th Century when their ships rounded The Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. In the 20th century, the South African Portuguese community began to grow as emigrants from Madeira made their way south after WWII. However the largest settlement of Portuguese happened after the independence of Portuguese colonies in 1975 when a significant number of black and white refugees from Angola and Mozambique made their way to settle in South Africa.
Their talents for flavouring food with spices and their techniques of roasting and marinating was artfully blended with local African cuisine and ingredients to produce spicy dishes which are so loved by South Africans around the world.
But the Portuguese really made their mark with the introduction of the hot chilli pepper which originated in South America, known in South Africa as “African birds eye”, or “African red devil”.
This is a highly popular ingredient in South African Portuguese cooking, especially in the form of “peri-peri” (also known as piri-piri).
Join Ava as she introduces you to a sample of some of the best loved and most well known South African Portuguese dishes.
This meat forward menu will leave you panting for more.
Starter – Beef Trinchado with a bread roll to mop up the gravy (*spice level 5-6)
Main – Spicy Peri Peri Chicken (will try not to knock your socks off hot🥵) served with chips and Milo Frito (*spice level 8 and on the bone)
Dessert – Amarula Dom Pedro (a South African drink for grown ups) *contains dairy and liqueur
Optional extra –
Hunters Dry, a refreshing South African apple cider ( €4 *not included in ticket price)
Price – €45 excl BTW
Date – 23rd September
Time – 6:30 – 9:30pm