Thursday, May 26, 2011

Il Cappero pictures

The daily specials
Lynne examining the menu
raw fresh local longfin tuna prepared in large chunks in a timbale with pine nuts and a Balsamic reduction
Soufflé de Melanzane, a beautiful aubergine mousse rather than a soufflé, with thyme, parsley, pine nuts and cheese
Ricci di Mare (sea urchins). Such huge flavours of the sea, it was in a pale orange sauce that looked almost like a caviar or Bottarga, a preserved fish roe, also from Sicily. The accompanying pasta was a home-made linguine and it was perfect
Involtini di Vitello alla Siciliana, several small tender rolls of veal, stuffed with pine nuts, raisins, onions and bay leaves and served with vegetables
Lynne and Aldo

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gaaitjie restaurant, Paternoster

Arriving at Gaaitjie
Gaaitjie restaurant building
Boat as signage
Table by the window
and one by the door
Potbread presentation
The menu
Angelfish, flaked in a tomato & grapemust sauce, loosely sandwiched between layers of hand made pasta, doused with wine butter, and topped with grilled baby marrows  R115
Pan-fried sole with a crayfish bisque sauce, steamed potatoes and greens   R135
Altydgedacht "The Ollo", a good choice
The herb garden

Groote Post, in the hills near Darling

We met a herd of eland at the gate
The old manor house, now the restaurant
The wine cellar
Tasting room
The tasting room robin

Abalone House, Paternoster

The restaurant
The Bar
The pool in the courtyard
Upstairs rooms
View to the sea
Our room
King William
Christmas & Thanksgiving
Cake for tea
Scones and other treats
Dinner tasting menu
Lynne at the table
Dinner for two

Autumn vegetable salad, goats cheese mousse, tomato fondue
It was worse than it looks

Redemption: an excellent breakfast:
French toast with bacon, banana and syrup