The Christmas Challenge Catch Up continues – Day 13 of the Count Down! A wonderful find, for us coffee lovers, is the quaint bistro style Deluxe Coffeeworks, coffee shop, next to Reubens on Franschhoek Main Road – the most awesome coffee!
Congratulations Bronwyn Hoedemaker – you are the winner of the Haagen-Dazs Creation Experience! You correctly spotted the hidden image!
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Day 8 of the count down – 16 days and counting!Haagen-Dazs such a yummy summer treat!
Last weekend we decided to pop over to the other side of the mountain and enjoy a bit of lunch in the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay, which is on the False Bay Coast of Cape Town. We have not ventured to part of the coast in a while, due to major road reconstruction that has been on the go for quite a while now, although there was still a stop-go traffic situation we were in no hurry and just meandered our way through.
We settled on Sirocco for lunch, which is situated on the Main Road in Kalk Bay, right next to the Train Station. Sirocco is a casual out-door cafe, with white washed tables and lovely bright decor. The restaurant is quite exposed to the elements and can be a bit chilly, so be sure to take a jacket along.
Lunch was absolutely delish, my grilled calamari which is also one of their signature dishes was to die for – it was quite spicy but very fresh, accompanied by a wonderful savoury rice, caper berries and olives. Mr had the line fish which was served with roast potatoes, artichokes and grapefruit segments – yum. The girls both had the Hake & Chips, which was wonderfully fresh. The service was excellent and I loved the cafe vibe, so needless to say we will definitely be going back.
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Last week we attended the official launch of Gourmet Boerie, which I blogged about over here last month. With Mr en-tow we ventured out to the centre of town last Saturday evening, to check-out the newly opened restaurant. Gourmet Boerie is situated on the corner of Kloof Street in Cape Town, a wonderful vibey part of the Mother City. The vibe at the launch on Saturday evening was indeed tangible!
We were greated at the door with a drink of our choice – you guessed it, bubbles for me, who would ever refuse awesome Cape Bubbly! There were also craft beers on tap, a selection of wines, coolers and soft drinks so everyone was well catered for.
I really love the décor of the restaurant and much to our surprise, we found out that one of our neighbours was instrumental in the development of the space! The décor is modern with wonderful exposed brick work, clean lines, vibrant colours and a stunning bar area, perfect for stopping in for a beer and boerie on your way home in the evening.
The main dining space is casual with long tables and benches; there is an additional seating area outside with large folding doors to allow the restaurant to flow naturally to the outside area, which is great for alfresco summer dining.
I was not entirely to sure what to expect when sampling the “boerie rolls” but I must admit I was very pleasantly surprised. The bread rolls where light and airy and the boerie was perfectly cooked, with that “perfect bite” and certainly not tough or full of gristle. The flavour combinations where heavenly! My favourite was the “The Hangover”, topped with bacon, caramelised pineapple and avocado with cheese sauce followed closely by the “Shroom Sauce”, topped with a creamy mushroom sauce with fresh herbs and cos lettuce - seriously yummy!
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