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On The Water Dining Elegance

Welcome to The Alba Restaurant

The Alba is the first of its kind in Cape Town, an exclusive fine dining, floating restaurant experience. This 72 seater restaurant operates in the harbour exclusively and provides top quality service and cuisine. The Alba is 22m in length with a 6m beam offering daily tours and unforgettable dishes, designed to delight the senses.

Our Menu

Welcome

THE OYSTER
in a spicy tomato juice.
&
PETITE HEALTH BREAKFAST
mixed berry compote, muesli & yoghurt.

Cold

3 TIER COLD BREAKFAST
with a daily assortment of fresh breads & crackers, an array
of local cheeses, meats & preserves.

Hot

HOT BREAKFAST SELECTION

Eggs Benny
smoked salmon & poached egg on a croissant & our home-made
hollandaise sauce.
OR
Scrambled Eggs
light & fluffy with smoked salmon, vine tomatoes, mushrooms,
crème fraîche & chives.
OR
Flapjack Stack
vanilla infused layered flapjack stack with mixed berries, mascarpone
cheese & drizzled with maple syrup.

* Please specify any dietary requirements upon booking with us.

* Halaal friendly.

Starters

Baked Camembert
with a berry reduction, figs, honey & spiced
toasted walnuts.
OR
Karoo Springbok Carpaccio
Springbok carpaccio encrusted with rosemary, thyme &
peppercorns with mixed baby greens, shaved Grana
Padano, red onion & vine ripened tomatoes drizzled
with extra virgin olive oil & a balsamic cream.
OR
Salmon Fishcake
crumbed salmon fishcake drizzled with lime dressing
topped with a mango salsa.

Main Course

Beef Fillet Medallions
served with a mixed berry & roasted bone marrow jus,
truffled mashed potato, grilled beetroot & mange-tout.
OR
Grilled Catch of the Day
served with a basil sauce & roast vegetables.
OR
Grilled Rack of Lamb
parmesan encrusted rack of lamb served with baby
spinach & a mint jus, topped with a carrot purèe &
spring onion.

Dessert

Vanilla Cheesecake
topped with a raspberry coulis.
OR
Chocolate Panacotta
topped with white chocolate shavings, served with
vanilla sorbet.

* Please specify any dietary requirements upon booking with us.

*Muslim friendly

Starter

oyster & salmon tartare with a chilli ginger dressing
&
seared sesame tuna with mango & coriander salsa
&
mediterranean stuffed calamari

Canapé Course 1

citrus poached prawn ceviché & avocado phyllo pastry cups
&
lamb tzatziki & quinoa tabbouleh wrap
&
sesame seed duck spring rolls with plum sauce
&
beef tacos with a jalapeno salsa, tzatziki & guacamole

Canapé Course 2

Duo of Sliders:
– lamb slider on a fresh brioche bun
– basil pesto chicken parmesan slider
&
Trio of Jalapeño Poppers:
– sundried tomato
– spinach & blue cheese
– biltong & cream cheese

Dessert

chocolate dome duo, with a mint & white
chocolate filling & an orange chocolate filling
&
fruit tartlets with fresh berries
&
mini phyllo pecan tartlets

* Please specify any dietary requirements upon booking with us.
* Halaal friendly.

Starters

Baked Camembert
with a berry reduction, figs, honey & spiced
toasted walnuts.
OR
Salmon, Avocado & Beetroot Timbale
beetroot & avocado layers topped with beet cured
salmon, with mixed baby greens & a beetroot purée.
OR
Beef Croquette
with a Dijon mustard mayo.

Main Course

Braised Lamb Shank
slow roasted in mixed berry juice, accompanied by
potato mash, caramelised onion & red cabbage.
OR
Seafood Platter
consisting of 1 tiger giant prawn, 1 king prawn,
3 queen prawns, grilled catch of the day & west
coast mussels in a ginger & lemon sauce, served with
lemon infused basmati rice or rosemary crusted
potato wedges.
OR
Grilled Catch of the Day
served with a basil sauce & roast vegetables.

Dessert

Vanilla Cheesecake
topped with a raspberry coulis.
OR
Chocolate Panacotta
topped with white chocolate shavings, served with
vanilla sorbet.

* The menu includes a wine pairing with Durbanville Hills Rhinofields. Alternatively guests can enjoy draught beer or cold beverages.

* Please specify any dietary requirements upon booking with us.

* Muslim friendly

Starters

Wrapped “Scallops” with Paprika Sauce
sautéed mushrooms in a paprika sauce, wrapped with
grilled tempeh strips & served with a pea purée.
OR
Soup of the day
ask your waiter about the soup for today.
OR
Caesar Salad
a creamy cashew nut dressing with roasted garlic &
chickpea croutons, nestled in a wonton cup.

Main Course

Broiled Tofu with a Miso Glaze & Asparagus
baked tofu with asparagus & sesame seeds.
OR
Chickpea Timbale
with beetroot & a red pepper risotto.
OR
Seitan Steak
tender, juicy & grilled to perfection, served with mash
potato & roasted seasonal veg.

Dessert

Poached Pear in Cranberry Juice
served with vanilla sorbet & cranberries.
OR
Caramel Sous Vida Pineapple
with a tropical sorbet served on a bed of crushed
pistachio nuts.

* The menu includes a wine pairing with Durbanville Hills Rhinofields. Alternatively guests can enjoy draught beer or cold beverages.

* Please specify any dietary requirements upon booking with us.

* Muslim friendly

Starters

Quinoa, Avocado & Sweet Potato Timbale
lemon, rosemary & basil infused flavours,
with crisp rice noodles.
OR
Spinach & Blue Cheese Croquette
crumbed potato balls with spinach & blue cheese filling.
OR
Vegetable Napoleon
a timbale of layered aubergine & roast vegetables in a
tomato coulis.

Main Course

Broiled Tofu with a Miso Glaze & Asparagus
baked tofu with asparagus & sesame seeds.
OR
Penne Pasta
a classic Italian inspired dish with bold flavours of basil
& pesto.
OR
Seitan Steak
tender, juicy & grilled to perfection, served with mash
potato & roasted seasonal veg.

Dessert

Vanilla Cheesecake
topped with a raspberry coulis
OR
Chocolate Panacotta
topped with white chocolate shavings, served with vanilla
sorbet.

* The menu includes a wine pairing with Durbanville Hills Rhinofields. Alternatively guests can enjoy draught beer or cold beverages.

* Please specify any dietary requirements upon booking with us.

* Muslim friendly

RHINOFIELDS SAUVIGNON BLANC

Mouth-watering elegance with kiwi, winter melon, passion fruit and a slight
herbaceousness. Serve on its own slightly chilled or with smoked haddock, tempura
battered prawns, stir-fried calamari, asparagus quiche, ratatouille and Thai noodle
salads.

RHINOFIELDS CHARDONNAY

A medium-bodied wine with well integrated wood and ripe citrus, marmalade,
nutmeg and dried apricot aromas. Serve with chicken and turkey, Kingklip, crayfish
and prawns with a rich butter or creamy sauce, Brie and Camembert cheese.

RHINOFIELDS MERLOT

Ripe dark fruit and aniseed with hints of mint, sweet tobacco and truffles lead to
lingering oak spices on the palate. Serve with grilled tuna, salmon, baby chickens
stuffed with prunes and ground pork and ragout of lamb with black olives and fresh
thyme.

RHINOFIELDS PINOTAGE

Concentrated black currant aromas with layers of vanilla, cherries, cinnamon, a hint
of tobacco and sweet wood spice. Serve with rich meaty pastas, grilled sausages, rib
stews, venison, lamb and steak with a fruit-based sauce such as cherries or berries.

RHINOFIELDS SHIRAZ

Full-bodied and soft textured with mouth-filling ripe red fruit, white pepper, nutmeg
and floral notes. The complex palate makes it an ideal companion to mutton pie, a
selection of Italian cured meats and gammon with a sweet and spicy glaze, goats
milk and pecorino cheese.

RHINOFIELDS NOBLE LATE HARVEST

A delightful combination of honeycomb, citrus, dried peaches, apricots and fig preserve aromas with a light viscosity. Enjoy on its own, chilled, or served with lemon or tropical fruit desserts, dried apples, pears and prunes with honey, vanilla and cream as well as crème brûlée.

All Occasion Cruises

Designed to be an all-occasions boat, from decadent luncheons to romatic dinners, no celebration of life too big or too small!

Events & Functions

Book The Alba for your private event/function. Parties, corporate events, weddings, anniversaries and more.

Complimentary Wi-fi

Enjoy our complimentary Wi-Fi on board as you enjoy a cruise on The Alba.

Ample Parking

We are situated at the The V&A Waterfront which means safe and easy access to parking.

72 Seater

We have 72 seats for guests available on every cruise, and the boat can be hired exclusively for your party.

7 days a week

Our fine dining cruises operate every day of the week. Special events and private functions will replace daily events as they are booked.

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