Thursday, October 07, 2021

In MENU This Week - The Food Barn, FYN lunch


 Tom, the older of our two cats, who'll be well looked after while we'll be away

After a very quiet month, we do, at last have two stories to tell. Two of the Cape’s best restaurants; one of them has just been awarded a place in the world’s Top 100. And then, tomorrow, with great excitement, we’ll embark on a road trip! Our first in two locked-down years – apart from a couple of year-end sojourns at the seaside. John’s mother and her antecedents came from the Camdeboo area in the Karoo. His grandmother was born in Graaff-Reinet and his mother in the tiny hamlet called Nieu-Bethesda. Lynne has not been to that part of the country, so it seemed like a good idea. We were in Stellenbosch today for the 60th anniversary of the first Lanzerac Pinotage, more about which later. Tomorrow we’ll have lunch on a farm in Calitzdorp at the beginning of a two week journey. Lots of stories to tell!

Breakfast at The Food Barn, Noordhoek

When some of our friends work during the week, we have to schedule visits to restaurants to the weekend. We all decided that breakfast on Saturday would be a great idea now that the weather was getting a little warmer. But where to go? Some of our favourite places have sadly closed so we started looking. Lynne discovered that Franck Dangereux is now doing breakfast at The Food Barn (in Noordhoek) and so we booked a table for four. Read on…

Restaurant Week lunch at Fyn

It is Restaurant Week now and, in fact, it is Restaurant Month, as it runs for the whole of October. We went into the website on the first day and saw that some of our favourite restaurants were on the list. Prices this year are very reasonable indeed. You can have lunch or dinner and you can see the menus on line. Sadly, as we will be away on holiday for two weeks of this month, we had time to chose only one and so it had to be Fyn Restaurant in Parliament Street in the City centre, run by Peter Tempelhoff. We went last year and absolutely loved it. Nothing about the service or the ambience has changed. Read on…

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