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Restaurant review: Kream, Pretoria

19 September 2015 - 02:00 By Meaghan Essel
Kream
Kream
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Imagine a restaurant where the art, food, and service are all equal parts fine - and that's what makes it so special, writes Meaghan Essel

Sitting with my back to a heater modelled like an elegant bed of fire under an artist’s doll crafted out of metal, I find myself admiring the beauty that Kream hosts. With scores of eccentric and ethnic sculptures, paintings gracefully draped along the fair walls, and elegant lighting under a scatter of greenery – Kream is one of the most gorgeous fine dining restaurants I’ve been to.

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Everything about this restaurant beams sophisticated chic. Walking through its doors, I feel like I’ve just stepped into a modern day wonderland. From the glittering ceiling to the polished flooring, each detail in this establishment has been made a part of a simple yet striking design. That’s not even the best of it. Along with its grand design, Kream boasts a menu most foodies would drool at the thought of. Paging through, I find options that only get better as I go on. Soon after I take my seat, I’m offered a choice of freshly baked bread with an array of delectable spreads to try out. Each dollop is crafted to a smooth perfection and offers individual zests of taste as I scan the menu in front of me.

Before I know it one of the suave managers approaches my table and tells me all about the eclectic selection of special meals they have running for the day – and they’re all as wonderful as I’d have imagined. I was caught between the tantalising options on the menu and the promise of greatness from the mouth of a veteran manager. Of course, I eventually find my perfect match and end up taken aback by the high-end quality on my plate. A mouth-watering crispy spring chicken marinated in lemon and herbs, with skinny fries, and a scatter of veggies along the slope of my plate – each bite sizzles better than the last one.

After finishing my fine-dined meal, I’m invited to taste a palette cleanser and I find myself asking how a restaurant could make such an exquisite concoction to tickle my tastebuds. A spoonful of lemon and herb flavoured sorbet from Kream is enough to convince me that I’m sitting regally. This is a restaurant that has everything down to a T, next time you’re planning on making a trip – make sure Kream is on your list.

 

This article was originally published in Sunday Times Neighbourhood: Pretoria. Visit yourneighbourhood.co.za, like YourNeighbourhoodZA on Facebook and follow YourHoodZA on Twitter

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