One&Only Cape Town: Valentine’s Dinner on a Palm-Fringed Island

One And Only: Valentines Day

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Dine alfresco on the Waterfront canals.

An alfresco Valentine’s dinner in a serene island setting fringed by palms… it’s the soul of romance and you don’t even have to travel. One&Only Cape Town’s Isola is the setting for this special couple’s dinner, with tables set around the V&A Waterfront five-star resort’s idyllic infinity pool in a glow of sunset. The private island (usually the exclusive preserve of hotel guests) is hugged by canals and waterways, creating a serene away-from-it-all ambience, and blends pan-African fabrics and decor (by designer Nyambo Masa Mara) with Mediterranean island vibes.

Three-course dinner

One And Only: Valentines Day Dining

The alfresco Valentine’s Day dinner at Isola starts with a welcome drink on arrival, and is inspired by fresh Mediterranean flavours, with a three-course menu of tantalising choices, each course accompanied by world-class wines.

Kick off with an elderflower and citrus prosecco spritzer with warm garlic pita, babaganush and hummus. For starters choose between dishes such as orzo with prawns, ostrich carpaccio, spicy sweet potato salad, or calamari cuoppo. Then after a palate refresher from the sorbetto cart, it’s time for grilled kingklip, grilled ribeye, seafood pasta, zaatar chicken or stuffed capsicums, all with mouthwatering accompaniments. Dessert is an equally hard choice, with crème brûlée, sumac roasted strawberries, and baklava vying for the sweet spot.

One And Only: Valentines Day Wine

As you toast your one and only, the strains of lively flamenco-inspired guitar ripple over the water, the skies turn pink with sunset, segueing to twinkling stars and a crescent moon on the western horizon.

One And Only: Valentines Day Isola

An oasis of romance and serenity to whisk yourselves away to this Valentine’s Day.
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Cost R3 000 per couple (pre-payment required)
Date 14 February 2024
Time 6.30pm – 10pm
Contact 021 431 5888,
Where to find it One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 06 February 2024