There is just something so romantic about eating seafood on the beach. With the sand in your toes, the wind in your hair and great food to indulge in, one cannot help but feel a wave of relaxation wash over you. Enter Equinox Flame and Flavour. The new, glossy, blue-and-white, 100-seater, built under The Lookout Deck, has a menu devised by star chef, Garth Stroebel.
The Lookout beach is one of the most popular (and beautiful) beaches in Plettenberg Bay, making this the prime location for the Equinox Flame and Flavour restaurant. This open fire restaurant is a hot spot among many locals and tourists alike.
Menu highlights include grilled espetada, crayfish, prawns and line fish, all done on the open-fire pit, adding an authentic ‘braaied’ flavour. There’s also a wood-burning oven for pizzas – with a twist: caramelised pulled pork and curried prawns are just some items on the toppings list of what owner Chris Stroebel says are more like ‘fancy flatbreads’.
Desserts are totally heavenly with home-churned ice creams infused with salted popcorn and burnt Knysna honey. In fact, with a 100km sourcing dictum, most ingredients are fresh and local and come from small suppliers along the fertile Garden Route.
The Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay, 044-533-0637. www.lookout.co.za