Old school, traditional cooking is making a comeback and no-one could be happier about this than me.
A few local chefs have been getting this for a while now, and of course the OG Milanese master Giorgio Nava has been piping this tune since way back when with his classic Italian menus.
Italian cooks have holy respect for tradition and do not tolerate deviations from the holy grail easily.
Thank heavens for that. I was taught by my mother and all other good cooks who crossed my path in life that the secret to success is to keep it simple. And that is what Italian cooks excel at.
So, to get back down to basics, treat yourself to a full immersion course in the best of Italian food, and check out 95 Keerom’s Winter Menu. It’s 10/10 good and if you are lucky, you might have chef Giorgio standing next to your table in person, to explain the intricacies and specific regionality of stuffed pasta in his gorgeous Italian accent.
The feast of stuffed pasta – pasta ripiena – at 95 Keerom in Cape Town’s CBD lasts during the entire month of June.
From his signature smooth-as-velvet ravioli, agnolotti, and delicate tortellini morsels, to the ultimate Italian comfort food – richly layered lasagne and hearty cannelloni – it’s all on the menu.
Giorgio’s Pasta Ripiena menu features vegetable, cheese and meat fillings, toppings of the best of pasta sauces including classic burro e salvia (sage butter), traditional tomato sugo and hearty meat ragu – you’ll want to try them all.
All the fresh pasta is lovingly prepared by expert hands in the 95 Keerom kitchen.
The 95 Pasta Ripiena offering is available alongside Chef Giorgio’s regular à la carte menu from Friday, 1 June.
Known for uncompromising quality, 95 Keerom has been serving authentic Italian dishes that have stood the test of time for the past 15 years. This is old school Italian at its absolute best – delicious, honest food that lets all the ingredients on the plate speak for themselves.
95 Keerom is at 95 Keerom Street in the Cape Town CBD and is open for dinner from Monday to Saturday, and Friday lunch. For bookings call Tel: 021-422 0765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.