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It’s the small things that count

Sun International’s Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront will be celebrating National Marine Week between 7 and 11 October 2013. Executive Chef, Jocelyn Myer-Adams has created a special Marine Week Set Menu that not only celebrates our spectacular ocean heritage, but also celebrates our diverse culinary heritage.

“In Cape Town we are intrinsically linked to the sea – it surrounds us. As much as we gain enjoyment from our beautiful coastline we need to be reminded that the ocean’s future is also our future and we need to protect its biodiversity,” says Executive Chef Jocelyn Myer-Adams.

For only R275 you will enjoy a 3-course set menu. For starters, enjoy Oscar Lager steamed mussels with farm style mealie bread. The Table Bay’s Oscar Lager is brewed with Jack Black Beer in Woodstock using locally sourced ingredients and water fresh from the springs of Table Mountain.

The main course is seared yellowtail with confit waterblommetjie, fennel and garden wild garlic rice and vine tomato relish. Yellowtail is sustainable and delicious and the unusual flavours are inspired. Waterblommetjies translated means water flowers. They are indigenous to the Western Cape and are also known as Cape Asparagus.

The dessert course is a refreshing combination of fresh summer berries with Méthode Cap Classique sabayon and lavender meringue. The Sabayon mousse dessert from our French Huguenot heritage offers a delicious melt-in-the-mouth end to a great celebration.

Marine Week is not only about eating Green List fish, it is also an opportunity to take this opportunity to get closer to this wonderful natural resource – explore the seashore, discover where two oceans meet, build a sandcastle or spend an afternoon snorkelling with playful Cape Fur seals.

Cape Town’s coastline is rich in marine life and ecosystems but demands by commercial fisheries, fishermen and recreational anglers are proving too immense for this fragile ecosystem to survive. These factors and the increase of marine pollution have caused the decline of many species. Marine Week reminds us to take care of our coastline and its inhabitants in order to help conserve and utilise this natural resource in a more sustainable manner.

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