Madame Zingara has been a busy lady. She started with the Bombay Bicycle Club, then took over the Sidewalk Cafe, then Cafe Mozart and now finally, Cafe Paradiso. Nobody can deny Madame Zingara’s magic touch as every place she has taken over has gone from empty every night to full every night.
Her latest project, Cafe Paradiso opened to the public on Sunday and I popped in to check it out before the Eat Out Awards. It was a lovely day so we sat outside and enjoyed some al fresco snacks and a glass of wine. The place is looking nice and fresh, it was certainly due for a revamp. They have someone making fresh pasta, and Paradiso will eventually supply the pasta to the other restaurants in the MZ stable. They also have a bakery, so you can swing by and buy some bread or a pastry.
They are open breakfast, lunch and supper. With some nice looking menu items. For starter I would have the salt & pepper squid with spiced mayo and chilli dressing (R50) or the black risotto with chorizo, sundried tomatoes & lemon aioli (R50). For mains I would probably select the organic sirloin with black mushroom, rocket and parmesan (R135), I wonder how it would compare with HQ. Alternatively the linefish (R89) or the charred lemon & rosemary chicken (R85) would get my attention.
Now that I’ve got you salivating, it’s a good time to tell you that you didn’t read the post heading incorrectly, the generous Madame is offering a meal for two including a bottle of house wine at Cafe Paradiso. The competition closes at midday on Monday (6th Dec) and the winner must use the price by Sunday (12th Dec). All you have to do is send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email containing your name and contact number with the subject ‘Zingara Giveaway’.
The winner will be announced on Monday afternoon. It’s so easy! Do it now, you could be a winner.