While food at Cape Grace is 5-star, it’s still very affordable, but we do have a drink that would only attract a big spender; it’s a shot of Glenfiddich 50 year old whisky at R18,000 a tot! It’s so rare that only 500 bottles were ever made and Cape Grace gets through about one bottle every three years. A couple of months ago in Cape Grace’s Bascule Bar, an American gentleman bought a tot for himself, his two friends and then another for an acquaintance he met in the bar!
Coffee with a Difference:
Have you heard of Kopi Luwak Coffee? It’s Sumatran coffee beans that have passed through the native arboreal civet who eats the coffee berries, which then drop to the ground where they are collected, washed, dried and roasted. It’s the enzymes in the civet’s stomach that gives this coffee a softer taste and it costs around R100 for a double espresso at Haas Coffee Collective at 67 Rose Street, Bo Kaap, or you can buy a 250g bag of beans for R900.
Brunch with Attitude:
Kopi Luwak Coffee is very small fry in the scheme of really expensive foods, like the Zillion-Dollar Frittata from the popular Norma’s in Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York City. This brunch of 6 eggs, a whole lobster and 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar goes for $1,000, but you can opt for the poor-man’s version with only one ounce of caviar at a mere $100.