This Sunday I was able to enjoy the sunny weather at a new streatery that has been started by Nadia Adams, former chef from the Greedy Buddha. Nestled in a quiet street in Durban’s Precinct area, just outside the Cool Runnings Jamaican bar; bright painted walls, reggae music and tables quaintly laid out set the scene for a perfect Sunday “Fudart” experience.
Only accustomed to restaurants with four walls or market style eating, I wasn’t quite sure how the streatery was going to go. Was I going to eat picnic style on a pavement, or were there going to be tables set out? The only way I was going to find out was to go; and I am so glad that I did.
The food was rather delicious! To rev up our taste buds, samples of Fudart products were set on the tables with accompanied bread to taste and peck on until we were all seated and the lunch was to begin. For starters, we were presented with a ‘rustic’ tin cup filled with pumpkin soup with ‘patha’ croutons and mint, dhania maas. Although the weather was a bit hot for soup, nobody had a problem guzzling it down. At the table I sat at, we didn’t even have to season our food with extra pepper or salt. It was dead right!
The mains were my favourite; tender lamb loin coated in a chilli almond dukka, sliced and laid over fresh green beans. It was accompanied with drizzles of a lemon, basil emulsion and balsamic caramel sauce (which in my opinion brought the whole dish together), and a tomato tartlet was also presented on the side. Every element, although it looked decorative, had a place on the plate.
Lastly, the afternoon lunch was completed with sticky sweet chocolate brownies, with sherbet, pomegranates, and a rice crispy chocolate on the side. One of the chocolate brownies had a popping sherbet type of sprinkle on it. I have no idea what the proper name is, but it did take me back to when I was in primary school and this sweet popping sherbet was the rage.
This streatery is laid back, and has such a great vibe about it. It certainly is a great way to end any weekend.
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