If you love Italian food then it’s time to get familiar with Blanko, a new Italian eatery located at the iconic Alphen Hotel in Constantia. Brought to you by the Kove Collection (known for the likes of Bungalow and La Belle Bistro & Bakery) the new eatery boasts a vibrant “all day” atmosphere, where locals can eat and drink in a series of beautifully designed spaces. Perfectly pairing decor and food, this new eatery aims to take Constantia by storm this festive season.

Blanko’s all-white gallery-style space reflects the contemporary style synonymous with the Kove Collection. Italian marble tables, a dramatically-lit white bar and textured furnishings all highlighted in ambient lighting provide the perfect backdrop to the sumptuous food. The outside terrace with a central water feature is the ideal spot for a meal with friends or family.

In a first for Cape Town, in collaboration with Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery, the walls of Blanko feature work from some of South Africa’s greatest contemporary artists. The restaurant’s white interiors provide the perfect canvas to compliment great art. Artists who feature include Diane Victor, William Kentridge, Brett Murray, Mikhael Subotzky, Robert Hodgins and Walter Oltmann.

As for the food, group Head Chef, Amber-May Deetlefs says diners can expect uncomplicated food prepared from the heart; ““I believe the best food is prepared from the heart”, says Deetlefs. “It not only has to taste good, it should be something sincere and uncomplicated”.

For more information on Blanko visit The Kove Collection website. The eatery is open from Monday to Sunday, 12:00 to 24:00. To make a booking contact: +27 (0) 21 795 6313.