Sunday, May 27, 2012

Meal at Cassia

We had the privilege of being invited to Cassia Restaurant to taste there winter menu.  We arrived a bit early and went to the market to kill some time so we bought some free-range eggs and some very nice cheese. Diana had a glass of Nitida 2011 Sav. Blanc and then went into the restaurant to start lunch where we sat at a table that had a view of the back of Durbanville hills. We ordered two different  starters. Fresh black mussels with creamy garlic and lemon sauce and Di had a Asian crispy duck salad with miso dressing.  For mains we had Kudu loin and Ossobuco and for desert I had Creme brulee and Di had Chocolate Fondant. Really good service and wonderful generous helpings. The chef came out to have a chat with us . No wonder they fill the restaurant up most of the time. The chef is really in touch with his customers’ demands.   
View from the deck outside the restaurant

View from our table.

My mussel starter.

Diana's starter.

The wine we had with the mains was a 2010 Shiraz from Nitida, the chefs sugested that I should have Cabernay with my food.

Kudu loin.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Afternoon and evening meal at The Ladle Greyton.

Doing a 2 km walk that became 4.3 km.

In the cellar at Mitchell winery.

Deon very happy in a wonderful place a wine cellar.

View from the back stoep of the cellar.

Sun setting on our way back to the Ladle for supper.

Degustation anonim before the meal.

Goulash soup with a pastry hat and sour cream and pesto.

Woollies ollive ciabatta to clean the plates with.

Maggie with her hat.

That is what was left of the soup.

Coffee this morning at Via's.

The Ladle cook off Greyton.

Maggie and Hennie prepping.

Kim and Deon on fire prepping.

Jan thinking deep Annel babbling.

Serious prepping.

Deon and Kim's pitza they made 5 that was all very good.

Vol au vents that was made by Hennie and Maggie.

Boeuf en croute by Hennie.

Goulash soup in the making.

Dim sum made by Jan and Annel..

Andy Mitchell Wines and von Geusau chocolate's.

Andy Mitchell and wife with chocolate maker with his rose in foreground. 

Very nice Chenin Blanc that need some time to develop.

Pinot Noir from Elgin made in Greyton.


On the left there Syrah.

Hand made good quality chocolates.

Saturday morning in Greyton.

Free range eggs with bread.

English breakfast.

Omelet with a filling you choose.

Small bottle of Tobasco.

A pump tomatoe dispenser.

Saturday morning market very interesting old book at very low prices.

Winter is on it's way.

Some realy interesting street names.

Some well maintained old houses.

Waiting room for the toilets at one of the shops in town.