Thanks to my mom Eve and dad Brian, Craig's parents for watching the kids so Craig and I could enjoy some time together. I thought I would review Craft while we enjoyed our dinner.
A fully stocked bar is offered; traditional Italian drinks to the best wines; cocktails; beers and shooters are available. The variety of beverages offered should cover most palates. The barmen even go out of their way to mix drinks on your request, even if they are off-menu, this adds a delightful personal touch.
Parking and Outside:
There is parking around the restaurant but its best to come early for a prime spot. Trees and shrubberies line the stairway and the outside of the restaurant; in my opinion; I feel it could do with a bit more attention and sprucing up to compliment the amazing restaurant itself. I must add though; I loved the herbs that were planted in pot plants around the outside seating area.
This was my first experience with a unisex restroom and the humour depicted on the door signs as well as the busy array of books and busts on the shelf above the loo; made my restroom break one very interesting experience!
For starters we had Saldanha Bay mussels in a wine, parsley; garlic and farm cream sauce. Aranchini della Etna volcanoes and a spinach, ricotta and chorizo rotolo. The ritolo was suggested by our waiter and he was spot on! My taste buds still tingle at the memory of those divine blends of flavour! For mains we had a chicken caesar salad and a 300g lazy aged rump steak. Dessert was Tiramisu and Espresso Panacotta. Our food came in record time; the presentation was five star and the flavours were amazing. I was blown away by the Rotolo and the panacotta. Excellence reigns on the gorgeous plates of Craft Trattoria! The relaxing atmosphere of Craft belies the immaculate culinary explosion of
a truly impeccable, masterfully prepared plate of food at a truly amazing price! *Sigh*..... I was in my Utopia.... :-D
Our beverages were Earl Grey tea and Columbian Aggressive Chocolate coffee.
Overall, this restaurant is a splendid notch in Glen Ashley's belt and the people and tourists of Durban are richer for having this delightful restaurant in the neighbourhood and I rate it a succulent 8 /10. To all the staff and management at Craft: Guy, Sam, Riki and especially Tod; who were on duty this evening; and thanks to Brendon and his kitchen brigade for one truly memorable night! I would definately recommend a dinner at this jewel of a restaurant and can guarantee that Craft has made it to number 2 on my list of all-time favourite places to eat. Watch this space for this restaurant is going places!!
Do yourself a favour and make your booking today!
Chef Shants xxxxx