At The Fritz

The Fritz Hotel in Cape Town only has 3 stars but the service goes beyond 5. Above all: It’s clean!!! And it’s near Kloof Street with the widest variety of restaurants (within a few hundred meters walk) in the Mother City.

Stanford Harvest

In our town there are many eateries, coffee shops and restaurants (even the only one in South Africa with a Michelin Star!!!) that we sometimes doubt if they can all survive. Lucky for these establishments there is a steady growing influx of visitors. And yes; another one recently opened its doors: Stanford Harvest; an eatery …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Not so difficult this Weekly Photo Challenge Nighttime. Not so long ago I made a night walk through our village with my camera in hand. I hate flashes and other artificial lighting equipment for the photographer. Night scenes I like to picture as is and how I see it; as simple as that. Sometimes I adjust …

The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop …

Food presentation in Black and White

This morning I’ve been engaged in the assignment of food presentation in Black & White for a restaurant. I did one plate in different stages of ‘food-decoration’. I’ve chosen three images for this blog.

Light Snake

Restaurants like to decorate their terraces to attract more customers and add some (romantic???) sphere. In South Africa the ‘light snakes’ have become a booming business.

Wall Painting plus

Pictured in Somerset-West (Western Cape, South Africa) while waiting until the dentist finished his  work of dental art in Yvonne’s mouth. Excellent coffee, bread rolls and of course baguette over there in the Henri Pretorius Street.

Free Rangers

At the Good Luck Farm just outside our village one can imagine true free range livestock; from chickens and ducks to guinea-pigs. The ‘farm products’ end up on your plate in a local restaurant but than we know it’s good!

Delicatesse d’Hollandaise …

…. de La Chef de la Maison. The Dutch call it ‘pepernoten’ (pepper nuts) although no pepper is mentioned in the recipe. Every ‘chef’ has his/her own recipe; the ingredients are the same but the proportions differ. The basic recipe is is a mix of flour, butter, nutmeg and grained cloves. The half round shapes …

Modern ‘slavery’

They call it a ‘slave wall’ but I do not know the exact meaning. Is it a wall build by slaves or a wall to keep the slaves in? Or both? A winery nearby, situated on an estate with the remains of century (centuries?) old buildings decided to do something about the entrance. Plenty of …