Klein Constantia Ekeren (8.2 out of 10)

Celebration dinner at Klein Constantia Ekeren http://www.kleinconstantia.be

It was funny since last year I was in South-Afrika, at “klein constantia” So I was very curious what this place could offer us, and what a pleasant surprise it was!

Nice entry, good music, perfect atmosphere, quickly we focussed if the menu was matching. So what did we eat?:

– Kroepoek with porc belly and atjar

– “steak tartare” with goat cheese, spiced pineapple and a crab espuma

– Pluma Iberico with butternut, chorizo and Kohlrabi

– Pana Cotta, passion fruit, yoghurt ice-cream and a lemon crumble

 

Ok, no real South-African influence, but still a very attractive menu!

 

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Good  / Bad points:

+ Jazz sounds, very relaxing and perfect volume

+ Loved the recognizable SA wine list

+ Starters had an amazing pallet, perfect flavor combo’s

+ Overall a high level of kitchen productions

– Missing a bread knife

– The Espuma of Crab looked like “the blob” and had a terrible “gooey” structure

– The open door brought in a terrible draft

– No water on the table and non offered

– Overall service did not come near the quality of the kitchen. Like a michelinstar resto with students as waiters…

Overall points:

Food: 9.2 out of 10, just good and strong presented dishes

coziness: 7.5 out of 10, could be higher, but 2 points less because of the open front door

Staff: 7.4 out of 10, friendly and nice but not equipped for this business

Price: 8.8 out of 10, for the food it is way to cheap, for the overall experience it is spot on!

 

Overall 8.2

 

 

 

 

 

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