Located in the green and tree-filled neighbourhood of Waterkloof in the capital called Pretoria, you will find Pachas. They have moved the new development and very trendy area called The Club on the corner of Pinaster Avenue and 18th Street. From the get-go Pachas is elegantly inviting with decor, service and crisp clean tables to match. Their menu offers a variety of dishes carefully selected and crafted for the discerning diner.
Swiftly (off-the-menu) offerings were introduced and starters were ordered. One thing is for certain, when it comes to swift service, they are on top of things. I enjoyed Smoked Marlin Carpaccio with deep fried Capers on a Rocket and a bed of micro-herbs with a Wasabi dressing. Beautiful, aromatic and tasty. To accompany the meal I opted for a 2015 Laborie Merlot which worked wonders with my palate. Please check out Laborie Wines after reading this post. Main course saw a special medium-rare beef Fillet topped with Halloumi, a green salad and potatoes that were pan friend with bacon that is crispy golden brown bliss personified. Naturally the side dishes offered a familiar face in the form of creamed Spinach and Butternut.
I must say, I glanced at the dessert menu and resisted temptation due to the lack of space in my tummy. They do offer lovely “traditionals” like Crème Brûlée, Italian Kisses, Cheese cake and lot’s more. So my my overall experience at Pachas was positive and very memorable. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Pachas is priced to the higher range in terms of their menu and be sure to fork out a little bit more but the food and experience is well worth it. You will definitely see me back again and thank you for a delightful evening.