African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa launch their new a la carte menu for Towers Restaurant this month, which is the debut fine dining menu of new Head Chef Terrence Ford.

Ford explains that the menu has been pared down in terms of dish numbers, but made more complex in the interplay of flavour and nuance.

This is illustrated in dishes such as the main course lamb rack with smoked chilli glaze, butternut, lamb coriander ravioli, corn, tomato and Tierra coffee jus, and the Strawberry Risotto starter with basil, mascarpone, Van der Hum marinated strawberries and a parmesan crisp.

The new menu, says African Pride Hotels Group Marketing Manager Nicholas Barenblatt, is a sophisticated culinary journey that will appeal to a wide dining audience.

“Chefs are drawing inspiration from all over the world, and while some dishes may have a home-grown start they’re given a global twist with ingredients such as grapefruit chutney (that accompanies the salmon)

“African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is an elegant and stylish hotel that’s home to Cape Town’s premier conference centre serving an upmarket international and domestic market and the a la carte menu at the Towers Restaurant needs to reflect this.

“Chef Terrence has put together a collection of dishes that would not be uncomfortable in a bijou Soho restaurant or the dining room of an elegant Paris hotel.

“Each dish has been crafted rather than created and it’s something you only fully understand when you take your first bite.”

The African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is home to the second largest conferencing venue in Cape Town after the Cape Town International Convention Centre and is in high demand for its 4 conferencing venues that combined can accommodate up to 450 delegates, and 8 boardrooms with their conferencing butlers.

The hotel is located in Century City, the new business and lifestyle hub of Cape Town adjacent to one of the largest shopping malls in the southern hemisphere and is a 10-minute drive to the CBD, and 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.