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.
Fresh Spices from the Jewel of India; their curry was amazing. Lois had the vege and myself a chicken curry.
Some of the the beer from the Craft Beer Project; mostly sourced from micro-breweries. We shared a lovely pear and then apple cider.
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.
I found this lovely Italian villa in Langebaan of all places when out on a training run. One of the great things about running is that you see so much more of the world around you, so when I finished my run I grabben my camera and went straight out to take this shot.
I still find it a little strange seing such an Italin looking house in the middle of the west-coast fishing village of Langebaan.
Lois and I have been Lush fans for years, and often our travel plans usually include finding the local Lush shop (to be precise we have been to about 8 different shops in 6 countries). Since they opened a shop in the V&A Waterfront Cape Town, we no longer need to worry about our luggage being overweight on our return travels.
While Lush is mainly a shop for the girls, it is a sensory experience. Their products are such a refreshing change to the usual bland supermarket soaps. The shop in Cape Town has been open for about 4 months now, and it lives up to the usual “Lush experience”. The staff are friendly, knowledgable, passionate about the brand, and really to assist.
A couple of weeks ago, Lois and I were invited to the launch of their new Gorilla range of perfumes. In typical Lush style, it was a wacky evening. Some of the helpers were a hippy, a gorilla, a cook, death, and a faery, all running around demonstrating the scents. And while I am anything from a perfume expert, they have some unusual scents with interesting names, such as “The Sun”, “Euphoria” (my favourite), and the “Devil’s Nightcap”.
So if you have not been down to Lush, go and check it out. I promise you won’t be disappointed, it is quite an experience.
By the way, Lush are very strict about animal test, organic products, and they even have some vegetarian and vegan products as well.
Here are the rest of the pics.