Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A quiet lunch at Sea Point's La Boheme

There are several challenges served up to you if you run a restaurant and you are open on a religious holiday in an area where many people follow that religion. We booked a table at La Boheme for lunch last Friday as it is always very busy, only to find that we were almost the only people there. It was Yom Kippur and Sea Point has a significant Jewish population.  But we had a lovely long relaxed lunch on the pavement terrace.  Their prices are amazing.  Each of us had two courses, priced at R120 for any combination of the starters and mains on the normal menu
Friend Terry was about to board his plane back to London and we felt he needed a good lunch and a bit more good South African wine before the airline food supper
Owners Faisal and his wife Anna catching up with admin
Duck filled spring rolls
A soft chicken liver paté, served with an onion jam and toasted French bread
John had beef carpaccio with caper berries and grated Parmigiano
Tom Yum with chicken and calamari
Ox tail, shredded, off the bone
Roast Pork with all the trimmings and good crispy crackling
A typical South African scene. No, they obviously can’t read
The bill came to R660 with tip, very reasonable with two bottles of wine: Diemersdal and Catherine Marshall sauvignons blanc
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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