A taste of history at Sixteen 99


The year 1699 is an important historical date in Tulbagh, as some believe it is when the town was founded. We are now in 2018 and the restaurant Sixteen 99 is what I would refer to as the new kid on the block.

Conveniently located in the centre of Tulbagh, on Van Der Stel Street, the owners, Lara and Alessandro, are both hands on and have trained their staff to provide the best possible service.

Alessandro, who is Italian, is the head chef and has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to food.

His Italian heritage means he can cook wonderful Italian dishes, such as the Arancini balls that his grandmother used to make.

My husband and I ate a very good meal there. I had the 1699 Chicken wings and he had the onion ring burger, which we both enjoyed.

For starters, we shared the Arancini balls, made with a combination of butternut and cheese, rolled in breadcrumbs, deep-fried and then smothered in cream cheese sauce – this is a vegetarian’s dream!

The ambiance of the restaurant is a work in progress but considering the restaurant has only been open for 10 months, it is welcoming with delicious food

For more information, call 023 230 0047 or find them on Facebook; www.facebook.com/1699Restaurant/.

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