My legendary reclusiveness had reached ‘alarming levels’, apparently, and unless I made an effort to leave the house for a few hours, there would be a problem in the immediate future. 

On a side note, I wonder if it is just the fact that we are just getting older or if Covid changed the way we view our realities. These days, I am thrilled to stay home, hang out, act childishly with the kids, rattle the ice around a glass of whiskey, and enjoy the silence. I know many of my friends and associates feel the same way, but I digress; we headed for Nevermind, a very comfortable dining decision. 

It was a warm evening, and the restaurant was busy but not packed, with a general conversation level of noise going on. We had booked a table, and despite getting stuck at the Pig and Rooster for a little while, our cosy table was still waiting for us.

Wood-fired Lemon Potato Bread

We started with the wood-fired lemon potato bread, a dish my daughter won’t stop talking about. Straight out of the pizza oven, it came with whipped tahini and chimichurri, and the three of us nibbled on it and dipped the bread until all the plates were squeaky clean.  

My daughter chose the chokka and chips from the kid’s menu and told us that it was ‘lekker’, which is quite a thing for an 11-year-old currently breaking new global boundaries for mealtime fussiness. 

Tuna Sashimi Tostado

My wife and I shared the tuna sashimi Tostado with hibiscus salsa macha and avocado puree. It was an exquisite blend of subtle yet delicious flavours. It gently changed my perspective on how we see and generally consume sashimi, usually with the blunt flavours of soy and wasabi. 

Pani Puri

We then shared the pani puri, an Indian coconut ceviche with a medley of flavours from traditional spicy and sour that lingered delightfully, offset by the Indian coconut, and had textures from soft to tender to crispy. In more straightforward terms, ‘Yuss, this dish put me in such a good mood, ekse.’ 

We finished off with an Irish and a carafe of the charming Gabrielskloof The Blend. 

All in, what an absolutely lekker evening. 

The service was excellent. 

Our meal, excluding the initial bar tab and our tip, cost R746. 

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