New in Cape Town: rice and other things nice
Risotto is the quintessential comfort food. And with the weather cooling down a bit, couldn’t we all do with some of that?
Risotto pop-up Let’s face it, risotto is the quintessential comfort food. And with the weather cooling down a bit, couldn’t we all do with some of that? It’s handy, then, that Cape Town’s 95 Keerom is launching a three-week risotto pop-up in May. And because Keerom’s proprietor, chef Giorgio Nava, is involved, the festival of slow-cooked, cheesy rice is never going to feature the stodgy offering you might inadvertently have presented to guests when you stopped stirring for three minutes. Nava’s City Bowl gem has been serving up classic Italian fare for 15 years. His other babies are Carne (where you are presented with a platter of the day’s meat cuts to admire before you choose the one you want to be served for dinner) and 95 at Morgenster, among others. But back to the food therapy at hand. Nava will host two guest chefs from Italy for the said carb extravaganza — Nicolò Rovarini and Federico Rocca (who are in the process of relocating to Cape Town to start their own venture, Riva)...