Past experience has taught me that restaurants can be at their very worst on the days you need them most: Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Slow service, crappy food, tetchy family can all spoil what should be the most festive days of all.
Aren’t we lucky then, that Cape Town’s foremost Italian chef, maestro Giorgio Nava, has stepped in to save us from dining disaster by throwing open the doors to ALL of his restaurants on both these days. Yep, the entire 95 Keerom series and Carne Collection will be waiting to serve you and yours. Knowing Giorgio, it will all be flawless, too. All YOU have to do, is make that call or send that email. Bookings now open at all restaurants, details at the bottom of this page.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year with Italian panache
Enjoy an Italian Christmas with award winning Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava, who is opening all of his restaurants on Christmas day, allowing guests to choose their favourite signature dishes from his extensive à la carte menus.
All three restaurants in the 95 Collection, the original 95 Keerom in the CBD, 95 at Parks in Constantia and 95 At Morgenster in the Winelands, as well as both Carne SA in Keerom Street and Carne on Kloof in the vibrant Kloof Street precinct, will be open for Christmas dinner on Monday, 25 December. Moreover, Christmas lunch will be served at Carne on Kloof, 95 at Parks and 95 At Morgenster.
All the restaurants will also be open for New Year’s Eve on the 31st and New Year’s Day on the 1st.
In addition to his popular à la carte gems, Chef Giorgio will be sharing some of his favourite traditional Milanese Christmas treats such as a special dessert made with Pandoro or Panettone and zabaglione cream.
“For me Christmas means family, joy and a big food feast. Since we can’t recreate a winter atmosphere with warm chestnuts in the snow, we can enjoy the best of Italy over a festive lunch or dinner,” says Chef Giorgio, who has been the bastion of authentic Italian dining in Cape Town for the past 14 years.
Taking his lead from authentic Milanese cuisine, Chef Giorgio has wowed Cape Town palates with genuine Italian food since the opening of 95 Keerom in 2003. Today all his restaurants are known for uncompromising quality and perfectly prepared dishes using the highest quality ingredients with the utmost respect for original recipes. The result is delicious, honest food that lets all the ingredients on the plate speak for themselves in true Italian fashion.
In addition to delicious antipasti, fresh seasonal salads, velvet textured, hand-made pasta, and various fish options, carnivores are spoilt for choice with expertly prepared beef, game, lamb and pork cuts, including the famous Italian Fiorentina T-Bone.
All meals are served with freshly baked focaccia, crunchy bread sticks and ciabatta made from a 150 year old “mother” dough from a famous bakery in Milan.
Carefully curated wine lists feature award winning South African and Italian wines with a fine selection of champagne and Méthode Cap Classique. Each of the 95 and Carne restaurants also boasts unique signature cocktails to celebrate the festive season in style.
For Christmas bookings:
95 Keerom call Tel: 021-422 0765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
95 At Morgenster call Tel: 021-204 7048 or email email@example.com
95 at Parks call Tel: 021-7610247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a Christmas booking at Carne SA in Keerom Street call Tel: 021-424 3460 or email email@example.com
and at Carne on Kloof call Tel: 021-426 5566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org