Thursday, October 25, 2012

Overnight at Fraai Uitzicht, near Robertson

The manor house
Two of the guest cottages with the swimming pool
Ours was called Shiraz
The bedroom area with the extra length bed with feather and down pillows and individual duvets
The sitting room area with wide screen DSTV and fireplace
The bathroom has underfloor heating
There is a separate shower wet room
And a private outside shower area
The local stream flowing strongly over its weir after the rain
Country road to other Klaas Voogds farms
Fraai Uitzicht restaurant during the day
And lit up in the evening
The view from the restaurant terrace
A welcome by the owners, Sandra and Karl Uwe Papesch
Wonderfully carved geckos in the restaurant
The inside of the restaurant with fireplace and bar. 
Lots of wood makes it seem very warm and comfortable
Our table for four
An amuse of Chinese beef with sesame
Karl’s amazing (old) barrel fermented Viognier
Carpaccio of warthog
Singapore coconut chicken soup with noodles
Sage risotto with crisped bacon
Ravioli of spinach filled with ricotta and lemon thyme
Our host explaining his wine
Asian salmon trout with jasmine rice and stir fried vegetables
Prawns with vanilla cream pasta
Moroccan tagine
Bread wrapped venison with parsley mousse, served with truffle mash, juniper jus and broccoli
Perfect gooey chocolate fondant
Delicious Lemon panacotta
Sunbathing chairs set up for the summer to come
The family's two black Labradors, extremely friendly and welcoming
Breakfast: Muesli, yogurt and fresh fruit, scrambled egg with chives, 
a cold meat and cheese platter, toast, a warm almond and a chocolate croissant. 
Served with home made lemon jelly and raspberry jam. 
Freshly squeezed orange juice, Graham Beck Brut and plenty of good strong black coffee. 
Could one ask for more?
The two extremely friendly and well trained staff in conference with Karl
Sandra with her son Thomas, who was home with a bad cold
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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