In a home with 2 small children and an absence of babysitters, romance is scarce. An evening out together when we can relax and communicate about subjects beyond home and children is a biannual event at best. Because a special meal out is a special occasion it is ideal not to be disappointed (which does happen). On our last trip to Durban, Mom kindly agreed to look after the children while we wined and dined. Our collective organisational skills are not a strong point. We were in the car headed from Umdloti into Durban without a destination in mind. While Cliff drove I googled. After a few searches it seemed that the restaurant ‘Spice’ came highly recommended. The address is 362 Lillian Ngoyi (Windermere) Road, Morningside, Durban,
Phone: 031 303 6375
From the moment that we arrived we had a lovely ‘date night’, the ambiance is warm and welcoming. The service was great and we loved the subtle blend of flavours of our meals. For mains Cliff ordered ‘Whole baked Dargle valley trout, stuffed with marinated courgettes, plump prawn tails and shaved parmesan’ (R128). I ordered ‘Roulade of Balti chicken’ which is chicken breast rubbed in garlic ginger, chilli, cumin and tumeric paste, stuffed with butternut, fresh coriander and feta. (R126) I bet you’re salivating just reading those yummy descriptions. Cliff has a larger than average appetite so was a bit disappointed in the size of his trout and that his meal came with so few fried potatoes, however when he asked for extra potatoes the staff brought more with a smile. The meal was absolutely delicious!
I felt that I would not manage a portion of pudding on my own, so we ordered Citrus Crepes with caramelised pears (R44) to share. This dessert stood out on the menu as being the most exotic. The serving was split between our 2 plates, at first I didn’t want to eat mine as I was perfectly happy simply breathing in the heavenly aroma, when I did taste it the flavour matched the expectation created.
All in all we shared a special evening at Spice and left with good memories.