Big Route’s New Menu Launch – A Great Pizza Work

On 12 August 2017, The Splash Room was invited to attend Big Route’s new menu launch.

Read about Big Route Pizzeria in our previous review here…

On arrival, we were treated to complimentary Bombay G&T’s and finger snacks (Italian bread sticks wrapped in parma ham, risotto balls and olives). We devoured everything in an instant, leaving us with just with a few sad bread crumbs before the much anticipated main course. Seriously mouth-watering stuff!

For mains, one of our choices was our usual La Vita e Bella (a tomato base pizza with rocket, avocado, balsamic reduction and pecorino shavings – we’re a real sucker for this pizza), however we were tasked to explore their new menu additions – one of them being a cauliflower puree base pizza.

Out of many options, we chose their ‘Contadina’ pizza which is a cauliflower puree base pizza (toppings include mozzarella, sauteed mushrooms and onions, freshly sliced bresaola and pecorino shavings). This was far sweeter than I expected but the base really complimented the toppings. Definitely worth a try.

* Other menu additions include a panini range, carrot puree pizza bases and they have also added duck to their meat selection. Not only have they updated their menu, but they have also reprinted their menus in leather covers which really do the quality of their food justice.

In between meals, we were given the choice of Meerendal wine or CBC beer tasting, of which we chose CBC’s new Krystal Weiss fruit beer range (peach and raspberry). Both have been added to their menu. These are easy drinking beers, not overpowered with sweetness, making them the perfect refreshment to complement a hot summer’s day in Cape Town! Read more about CBC’s beer range here…

While snapping a few shots of the restaurant and atmosphere, we had the privilege of meeting the owners. If you thought the staff couldn’t get any friendlier, you should meet the owners. Such a lovely bunch. It is always a pleasure dining at Big Route in Greenpoint.

Thank you Big Route for inviting us. We are so thrilled to have been a part of this memorable evening. You really treated us like royalty. We can’t wait to see the response to the new menu!

(PS: Jazz nights are a regular occurrence at Big Route, so keep a lookout on their Facebook page for all their upcoming dates. Reservations can be made in advance.)

Where: 105 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
Trading Hours: Monday: 6 pm – 11 pm, Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: (021) 433 2530

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