Food and Drink

International Absinthe Day

Don’t forget that today is International Absinthe Day, so remember to have some when you get home this evening (like you really need an excuse that is).

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This local absinthe (which in my opinion is much better than the Czech Absinthe) is made by my friend Roger Jorgensen
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Pouring Absinthe in the traditional manner.
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In Prague you can get it on every street corner, and if the drink is not to your taste, try the ice cream or a cocktail. But be warned, it is dangerous stuff.

The meal we almost ate

We had dinner the other day at one of the restaurants at the V&A Waterfront and Lois ordered one of the vegetarian meals. This divine looking vegetarian platter arrived a few minutes later (certainly much better than the baked potato, spinach and  butternut vege platters of the 80’s). But the only problem is that it is not what she ordered. But that didn’t stop me from taking a quick photo of it before it was whisked away to be rapidly replaced with the correct meal.

Pig’s Knee

You can buy pig’s Knee, or Eisbein as I usually know it, at almost every restaurant in Prague. While they are often served boiled, the baked knee with the crispy skin is by far the best. Really yummy. I am sure that I personally am responsible for a huge upsurge in sales.

Taste of Cape Town

On Friday evening, Lois and I went to the Taste of Cape Town festival. It was an amazing mix of great food, fantastic wines, and a massive selection of micro-beer. In short, a great evening!

I think that the best part of it was that most of the vendors were small independent companies making and selling great produce, and there was so much to choose from. Several restaurants were selling starter portions of their signature dishes, so both Lois and I filled up on a selection of small meals.

Spices

Fresh Spices from the Jewel of India; their curry was amazing. Lois had the vege and myself a chicken curry.

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Some of the the beer from the Craft Beer Project; mostly sourced from micro-breweries. We shared a lovely pear and then apple cider.

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French Onion Soup and Muscles.

The festival is spread out on a field at the Green Point Cricket Club, and you can park in the Stadium just across the road. This is the first time that we have been to the fair, but it was a lovely way to spend a Friday evening, and I am sure that we will both be back next year.

Yes there are loads of people, but it is so spread out that you hardly feel crowded at all.

Here are a few more pics.

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