Monthly Archives: April 2013

Instagram Roundup – Taste of Cape Town 2013

Last night my boyfriend and I attended Taste of Cape Town. I usually like to attend the first evening to avoid the crowds, but I was lucky enough to win a double ticket from for the Friday session. The crowds were manageable and the weather was pretty good. It was a bit chilly but the wind that had been blowing on Thursday night was completely gone. We had a lovely evening and got to taste some delicious dishes.

Here are the items we tried.

Duck liver cream, pickled red apple and leek mignonette from Azure. #TasteofCT Duck, edamame bean, five spice, potpourri risotto from De Grendel. #TasteofCT Brasserie Scotch egg with smoked paprika aioli from The Brasserie. #TasteofCT
Nobu-style thin slices of line fish with during onions& ginger, drizzled with hot sesame oil & finished with a soy reduction & wasabi mayonnaise from 96 Winery Road. #TasteofCT Karoo "lams sout-ribbetjie" braised with wild herbs & served with wild garlic potato custard from Fyndraai. #TasteofCT Black River Coffee Stout from @BostonBreweries at the @thecraftbeerpro stand. #TasteofCT
We did a facilitated tasting at the @Inverroche gin stand. Lovely local gins made using Cape fynbos. #TasteofCT Slow roasted beef short rib, grilled rib-eye, goats cheese arincini, miso-roasted sweetcorn, pickled beetroot & smoked bbq jus grim Signal. #TasteofCT Ended the evening with these fresh #Lindt pralines. #TasteofCT

Top: Duck liver cream from Azure | Duck, edamame & five spice risotto from De Gegrendel | Scotch egg from The Brasserie
Middle: Nobu-style sashimi from 96 Winery Road | Lamb soutribbetjie from Fyndraai | Boston‘s Black River Coffee Stout from The Craft Beer Project
Bottom: Inverroche gin | Beef short rib, rib-eye and goats cheese arincini from Signal | Fresh Lindt pralines

Instagram Roundup – March 2013

So while I’m trying to get into a more regular routine for packed lunch posts, I’m still Instagramming away. Coffee and froyo seem to be consistent themes each month. There are also some naughty sweet treats and a few memorable meals from the past month.

Here is my Instagram roundup for March.

Bowl of ostrich chilli con carne for supper tonight. #chilli #supper #yum Peanut butter showdown. #candy #sweets #peanutbutter Our first visit, we shared an Akita Platter. #sushi  #inari #platter
This is a typical lunch for me these days, unless of course I've packed something. #lunch #coffee #sandwich Monday @MonksChinese, love their logo. #ChineseFood #TakeOut #Monks March 3 course Girl Geek Dinner #ggdcpt #dinner #threecourse
Coffee goes meeow. #coffee #cat #latteart Cinnamon flavour froyo at @Myog_SA is yum-o. #froyo #cinnamon Bunny taking in the view. #gold #chocolate #bunny #view

Top: Bowl of ostrich chilli con carne, peanut butter M&Ms vs Reese’s Pieces, Akita Platter at Phad Thai
Middle: Coffee & sandwich (my de facto lunch these days), Monk’s logo, Girl Geek Dinner at Salt
Bottom: Kitty cat coffee at Arnold’s, Cinnamon froyo at Myƶg, Golden bunny takes in the view