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Keeping it simple, keeping it South African

Date Posted: Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

We had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic Belgium family whose parents were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary in South Africa, and who requested to dine at the lodge. At short notice I was a little concerned about what I could get in town and so with reusable shopping bags in hand it was to the shops I went. Fresh Kabbeljou from Gansbaai Vismark set us off to a good start and then for the more carnivorous, Prime Cuts were on the button with some well-aged Sirloins, lamb leg chops and good old boerewors for a comfortable indoor braai. OK Bazaars had good fresh veggies to roast with herbs from my garden and then I managed to harvest some leaves for salad from the garden for a salad. A decadent Pavlova with fresh strawberries was quickly demolished

I was thinking about the evening later that night and felt super privileged to be able to at the drop of a hat produce a 4-course meal for such an auspicious occasion. It occurred to me that if we keep it simple, stay with good South African cuisine and flavours, there is almost a 100% chance of a successful evening – throw some good Overberg wine and local beer into the occasion and well…the rest becomes stories and memories. I guess a Pavlova is hardly South African, but it really works well after a heavy carnivorous braai.

We do dinners for 6 or more guests and really would prefer at least a day’s notice so that we can gather the groceries required, as I do not store or freeze anything. I am proud to be able to deliver home styled food in the South African tradition and flavours for our international (and South African) guests.

Visit us in Gansbaai, the natural adventure destination, a two hour scenic drive from Cape Town International Airport. Loads to do, walks on cliffs overlooking the bay where you are sure to see southern right whales, exploring the caves or the natural fynbos in the Walkerbay conservancy.

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