This weekend I had the opportunity to hit up the Elements bar at the Beverly Hills and drink in one of Durban’s most spectacular views. In addition to the feast for the eyes, I had one for my belly too! The menu is mostly for relaxed, light-eating fair that demands at least one glass of wine to accompany it. I’m ok with such a demand.
This is a great spot to indulge in a lunch treat for an afternoon. The ocean view is magnificent, the nosh is posh and the service is top notch. And did I mention the view?
As this blog is mostly about celebrating food, let’s celebrate the dishes we enjoyed:
My friend and I shared a beef carpaccio and a tomato and feta flatbread to start with. I loved that carpaccio, next time I won’t share 😉
And then for slightly more serious food, we had the Niçoise salad and a beef fillet with a chimmichurri sauce. Both were delicious and I loved the colour and flavour of the gorgeous parsley-based steak sauce.
And finally, we had something called “a study of chocolates” to round off the afternoon and it was amazing. Food as art, with the canvas being the plate and decadent chocolate being the medium. It had a brownie, a thin chocolate wedge, a mousse and a creme brûlée. The chocolate creme brûlée on that plate was un.be.lievable. It inspired sinful thoughts, it was that good. If all you do is go there for some wine and a dessert, get that. You can probably share it too, but I wouldn’t!
Our food was prepared by Head Chef Tony and his team. Chef Tony has worked nationally and globally at places like the Savoy and Dorchester hotels in London, and ran his own Michelin Star award-winning restaurant. He very kindly let me run rampant through his kitchen and interfere with the food prep so that I could snap some shots.
I have to mention the decor which adds to the ocean view ambience with its light and bright pallete. And I especially LOVE the archways that emulate the hull of a ship.
This is such a nice spot to relax with a view and yummy fare, or a special occasion lunch. I’m looking forward to my next glass of wine and view, which I will definitely be indulging in again soon.