What happens when South Africa, meets America with a side of Belgium...all on one plate?
You get the Peri-Peri Burger from Cape Dutch on Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta, with a side pomme frites.
It doesn't take long to figure out that Cape Dutch is not a burger joint, in fact, far from it. The space, formerly occupied by the Woodfire Grill is not a South African restaurant, but the braai concept is uniquely South African. Braai (which rhymes with shy) is South African for a grill or a cookout, and Cape Dutch brings that outdoor social experience, indoors.
Now back to the matter at hand...the Peri-Peri Burger. It is an eight ounce certified Angus beef pattie, with peri-peri sauce, pickled green tomato, Applewood bacon, caramelized onions, and mild cheddar cheese served on a toasted brioche bun.
I know, I know...what is peri-peri sauce, right? It is a traditional South African sauce made from the African bird's eye chili peppers that are indigenous to the area. It is a wonderful blend of spicy and tangy, and the perfect compliment to the burger that bears it's name, or for that matter the pomme frites, chicken wings, or just about any type of meat.
Look for Cape Dutch to start selling their house made peri-peri sauce by the bottle in the not too distant future. At least I hope they do.
For more information on Cape Dutch including the menu, wine list and reservations, go to their website http://capedutchrestaurant.com/.
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