We haven’t blogged in a while. We have been kinda stuck in an eating & drinking cycle that, for the most part, seemed a bit redundant. There have been some standout events though! Steve’s indifference to my ticking off the top restaurants in a local magazine changed when we had dinner in Franschhoek at The Tasting Room. The creativity, presentation, and service were, well for lack of a better word, fun! I couldn’t stop smiling through the whole dinner. The chef mixes a sense of humor with deliciousness. We also had a beautiful lunch at Pierneef A’ La Motte and some badass bone marrow at The Kitchen At Maison.
We also took a fun cooking course at Leopard’s Leap. It was a quick 3 hours filled with appetizers, bubbly, wine, patê, and a couple things catching on fire – good times. We’ve been tasting wines at gorgeous wineries throughout Franschhoek, Paarl, and Wellington. It’s all kind of a blur; most of that due to consumption. Tomorrow we head to the city to celebrate my birthday. My birthday wish? (Lipo! -kidding…) to eat at the number one rated restaurant in the city this year – The Test Kitchen. When we called about a month ago to make a dinner reservation, all they could manage for us was lunch for two at the bar….ok….my expectations are a little high. We’ll report back and bore you to tears with yet more food photos – lucky you!
The Western Cape? Sunshine, stunning scenery, fabulous winerys, great restaurants and warm hearted people…Africa is not too shabby. Lets hope the politicians dont fuck it up!