Thursday, October 15, 2020

This Week’s MENU. La Bohème supper, Sauvignon Top 10, Tomato tart

Rustic Presba dragonfly (Syncordulia serendipator) 

Slowly, it seems that things are waking up. As long as we all keep on being sensible and do what is needed to keep ourselves and those around us free of the dreaded affliction, much of the life we have been accustomed to enjoying will stay with us. We had supper with friends at a restaurant where all the right protocols were observed and, later, enjoyed a very slick and well-organised wine presentation. We hope that other organisations will take note of the way it was done. Read about them below:
Restaurant Month supper at La Boheme, Sea Point

Lock down has been hard on many people and restaurants have really struggled. No trade for months and then they had to reinvent themselves to keep going, doing take aways and deliveries. But none of these made them the revenue they needed to survive. If you have a favourite local restaurant, please try and support them, even if it’s in a small way; they need your help

We discovered that La Bohème in Sea Point was featured on Restaurant Week - which is running for the whole of October, so should probably be retitled Restaurant Month. You can still book and get the specials run by the restaurants who have joined. Here is the link: We made a booking and, when we alerted friends who live close to us, they also made a booking and we sat together. It was a wet Friday night so, sadly, we could not sit on the terrace, which we had hoped to do. Read on…

Top Ten Sauvignon blancs. Online presentation with in house dinner from Overture

On Wednesday we were invited by the SA Sauvignon Blanc Association to watch them reveal the winners of the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Competition. It was a video, on line, released at 7 pm. Chef Zola Nene was the compère and Nataniël was the Entertainment, telling us South African stories between the announcements. A novel way indeed to organise a competition under our current circumstances. Read on…

On the MENU this week: Tomato, Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart

A very simple recipe, very quick and easy to put together, good for a quick supper for 2 or 3. Not much actual cooking required, just frying onions. And rather summery, so it’s good with a nice crisp Rosé. Read on…

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