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The Cousins Trattoria, Cape Town

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This mouthwatering gem stems from T-Boy writer, foodie, and photographer extraordinaire, Steve Rosenfeld. He seems to have a knack for finding the very best dining venues in the most exotic locations. And, this one compels me to experience The Cousins Trattoria, located in Cape Town, South Africa. – Audrey

By Steve Rosenfield

I think I would be remiss if I did not tell our readers about an Italian restaurant  my bride Elaine and I visited when we were in Cape Town, South Africa. The name of the restaurant is The Cousins Trattoria and it was actually started by three cousins – Luca, Simone and Andrea Biondi – who came from Italy and somehow ended up in Cape Town.

pasta dish at The Cousins Trattoria
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE COUSINS TRATTORIA

Their signature dish is Tagliolini served with cream, mushroom and thyme, but the best part is when the meal is brought out to your table, it is dropped into a large wheel of Grana Padano cheese, which the server brings to the table on a cart, and proceeds to mix the Tagliolini around in the wheel until it picks up the cheese from the wheel, and is then placed back on your plate. We enjoyed it so much, we went back again during our short stay.

The atmosphere is very warm and intimate, the service great and the conversation enjoyable. I recommend it for anyone who has the good fortune to visit Cape Town.

The Cousins’ Pasta Dish

For the pasta, combine:

  • 1kg white cake flour
  • 8 eggs
  • 150ml water

For the sauce, sauté:

  • 500g white mushrooms
  • 1 litre fresh cream
  • 150ml white wine
  • 20g garlic
  • 20g thyme

Finish in a wheel of parmesan.

Click here and see how it is done

Here’s a look at a few other dishes:

pasta dish at The Cousins Trattoria

a dish from The Cousins Trattoria

pasta dish at The Cousins Trattoria
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE COUSINS TRATTORIA

Buon Appetito from Cape Town!

– Steve

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One Comment

  1. Peggy & Joel

    March 26, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Wow! Steve – a foodie! With Elaine, of course. All looks fabulous. Did they take out the calories for you? Just wondering…
    Fabulous pictures. Interesting recipe. Maybe you’ll make it for us sometime. XO

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