A Nutricosmetic Experience at Cape Town’s ERTH Restaurant
First nutricosmetic restaurant of its kind, ERTH, opened its doors to the public late last year. I was one of the lucky few invited to the media launch.
Situated on 35 Main Road, Green Point Cape Town, ERTH falls under the Skin Co. brand. The restaurant combines health and skincare with a menu designed with ingredients that promote healthy radiance from within.
Incorporated in the foods are four ingestible cosmetic ingredients. They are; Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen (using fish-based peptides), Resveratrol and potent Phyto Ceramides – all of which have countless benefits for the human body. These skin-loving actives although tasteless have some nutritional goodness designed to give your skin the nutrients it needs.
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I’m all about healthy living in 2020. Exercise and a balanced diet is a must. And, as a self-proclaimed skincare enthusiast, I was deeply fascinated by the nutricosmetic element of ERTH. How can one combine skincare and food?
I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a complimentary lunch at the restaurant and it was nothing short of an experience.
Finding parking was problematic as can be expected in most places in Cape Town. Because I was wearing heels, I was not prepared to walk miles from my car to the restaurant and back. But after driving around the same spot twice, I luckily found parking across the road from the restaurant.
My Experience at ERTH
The ambience at ERTH is clean, minimalist but also warm and cosy. Well lit with clusters of hanging pendant lights from the ceiling and natural light coming in through the windows casting some beautiful glow on the space. Perfect spot for taking selfies or if you just want to hotdesk from a comfortable and relaxed space.
The menu is pretty plain looking and it consists of an A4 paper with the different food options typed on it. However, the food offerings are anything but plain.
The restaurant caters to vegetarians, vegans and pescetarians. I’m none of the three so I opted for the safer pescatarian option.
I had the Salmon Benedict with local salmon trout, poached eggs, hollandaise, rocket served on gluten-free toast and marine collagen infusion. To drink, I had the Hyaluronic Acai smoothie. Slightly thicker than most smoothies I’ve had but great tasting.
The Salmon Benedict was for me a bit of an acquired taste, one I have yet to acquire. I have never had gluten-free bread before and I didn’t enjoy the texture. I’ve always considered going vegan or at least vegetarian but I love my meat too much.
But in spite of my carnivore preference, I was glad for the experience and enjoyed trying something different. I may just stick to my veggies and chicken or salad and chicken but the skincare products which are all-natural and cruelty-free were by far my favourite. I bought the Kale Moringa & Broccoli Squalane using a gift voucher and will definitely go back for more skincare and some of their delicious smoothies and health sodas.
If you’re looking to try something different, or maybe you’re a vegan/ vegetarian looking for a fun new place to eat then ERTH is your go-to.
The ambience is great, pricing of food and skincare products are friendly.
ERTH is open on Tuesdays – Sundays from 08:00 – 17:00.
Follow @erth_ct for more information or to find out more about their innovative dishes.
Photography by Jojola_the_grapher
Edited by me