I recently enjoyed a lazy Sunday tapas lunch at the new Graciales at Peddlars & Co in Constantia and it was superb. It’s actually more small plate dining vs tapas in my opinion as the portions are fairly generous. I went with a friend and we shared 5 dishes and a dessert which was more than ample. Nibbling slowly with a good few glasses of wine you could probably even do 4. This is my favourite way of eating and exploring multiple flavours and textures in one meal.
Brad Ball knows how to cook pork to perfection so the sticky pork belly was sublime and served with a black bean paste to balance it all out. The ribs were equally good. His signature beef tataki is on the menu and should not be missed and is packed with vibrant Asian flavours. The dhal lentils were excellent too (and I’m not the biggest fan of lentils). The dish is made with black lentils which retain some of their texture.
The space is light and casual and I highly recommend this addition to the renovated Peddlars property with the contemporary Italian restaurant Volare, The outdoor Oak terrace and the Local pub.
Oh, I nearly forgot to mention the excellent cocktail menu. I had the Basil melon daisy which was every kind of wonderful. Complex and layered made with Inveroche gin.
* Discalimer – I was invited to try the Graciales menu but this post is not sponsored.