|10 Degrees South - the main dining area|
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I had the pleasure of dining at Ten Degrees South last night, and WOW. What an amazing place with a wonderful menu! The building itself was first a fun place to explore. Part restaurant and part lounge, the front double-storied area with the large windows houses a majority of the tables, while in the back half of the building, the lounge area takes over. Live musicians perform with a back deck open to the (now chilly, hooray!) Atlanta air, and cigar smoke is prominent around the busy bar.
We went for a nice dinner with some family, and our entire party was wow-ed by their food. The traditional menu contains a lot of unfamiliar words and terms, but our South African (yes, we asked) waitress was helpful in suggesting we try some small plates as appetizers first and "test" some things out. One of the main ingredients on many of the entrees was a peri-peri sauce, so we picked out a small plate with that same sauce, and were happy to discover that we loved the dark, spicy and rich sauce. We decided on the Bobotie spring rolls, mussels and the peri-peri chicken livers to start. Every single one was amazing. For my dinner, I chose the beef Bobotie, a pot pie type dish made with the same sweet curry beef mixture from the spring rolls. I can't wait to enjoy those leftovers today! It was so tasty. The chicken curry was another popular pick in our group, and the South African wines we enjoyed were fab, too.
Have you traveled to South Africa right here in town yet? I highly recommend it for a nice night on the town with your significant other or friends. Entree prices range from $20-$30, but you could also make a meal out of 2-3 small plates for less, or have a drink and an appetizer in the lounge as a start to the rest of your evening out.