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Foodie Tour to the Cape West Coast and the Riebeek valley
27 September 2017 to 1 October 2017
Join me for 5 fabulous days on a foodie tour in the Riebeek Valley and the Cape West coast.
Nestling on the slopes of its own mountain, the dramatic Kasteelberg, the surrounds are wheat lands, vineyards and olive groves. We will stay in Riebeek Kasteel and you will love the rural atmosphere of this quaint village, with a wide range of opportunities to do a bit of retail therapy and taste the delicious local wine, olives and other products.
Another night will be spent at an exclusive country house in the Riebeek Valley, located on a working sheep and wheat farm. It is famous for its country food, which is generous, imaginative and mostly made from a variety of local produce. We will join the chef in her kitchen and watch her cook some inspirational recipes which we will enjoy in the dining room filled with soft candlelight, creating a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy the evening gourmet dinner.
Breakfast is in the conservatory which is full of morning sunshine at breakfast time.
The next day we head up the West Coast to the village of VELDDRIF. Here the Berg River reflects the tranquility of the village. Velddrif is a birders Mecca, wader hotspot, fisherman’s paradise with loads of bokkoms.
We will call in at Bokkoms laan .This is the famous road on the banks of the Berg River where the locals dry the bokkoms by the thousands.
Their we will find art galleries of people who have made their lives in the beauty of this area.
We couldn’t get closer to the ruggedness and rustic harshness of the West Cape and it’s villages.
Back in the car we make our way to the beautiful village of PATERNOSTER. Paternoster meaning “our Father” ostensibly, took it’s name from the heartfelt prayers of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors. Although life in Paternoster is still closely associated with the sea and fishing industry, it is a historic and peaceful little village dotted with white fishing cottages.
We check into our guest house for 2 nights. Here we will have some free time to do some shopping or window shopping. There are some really interesting little places!!!
We will enjoy one dinner at a restaurant which has a buzzy bohemian atmosphere which promises to make for an interesting dinner!
Our other dinner will include a cooking demo with a dinner party to follow!
The next morning we say farewell to this beautiful Greek Island looking village and head towards DARLING stopping at a couple of farmstalls on the way.
We travel along the Darling Wine Route, perhaps stopping at one of the Wine Estates, such as Cloof, Ormonde, Groote Post or Darling Wine Cellars.
On to Darling where we go to Evita se Perron at Darling Station. We’ll wonder around the museum not knowing whether to laugh or cry. At 1pm we will have a light lunch in the theatre, before watching Tannie Evita in her show “Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus!” If you, like me, like Pieter Dirk Uys, you are in for a treat. His shows are brilliant!!
Thereafter we make our way to the airport for our farewells after a wonderful few days!
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SCRAMBLED EGG PASTRY SLICE WITH TOMATO RELISH
A Scrambled Egg Pastry Slice with Tomato Relish is a great breakfast or brunch that can score you points with family or friends. How often do we think "what should I make for breakfast or brunch" this weekend. I know I do! We have recently spent a few weekends at the farm, and brunch is always what I do instead of breakfast. It allows for much needed sleep ins and for guests to lazily join us in their pj's on the patio. After coffee and rusks, reading, talking or taking in the stillness of the bush with the sound of the river in the background, we all drag ourselves off to get ready for our day......and then we do brunch!