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Cape Town!
 

Various eats & drinks from Cape Town - it’s a long one but worth it!


Codfather is a seafood and sushi spot in Camps Bay (right near the water) that serves more as a fish market vs. a restaurant (there are no printed menus). You pick what fish you want cooked and it comes with veggies, rice, and potatoes.

We chose butterfish, langoustines, tuna, and scallops which was enough for four people (but the langoustines were my favorite).

View of Cape Town from Lion’s Head. Highly recommend his hike if you’re looking for something somewhat challenging but still manageable.

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Brunch at Manna Epicure post-Lion’s Head (~5 minute drive away). They have a plethora of breakfast options (served all day) including various egg dishes, waffles, sandwiches, etc.

Fresh fruit platter

Fresh fruit platter

Peanut butter stuffed waffle

Peanut butter stuffed waffle

Two eggs with pesto, prosciutto with parmesan, toasted sourdough

Two eggs with pesto, prosciutto with parmesan, toasted sourdough

Beer flight from Aegis Project.

Pot Luck Club is the sister restaurant of The Test Kitchen, another restaurant in Cape Town that has made the World’s 50 Best restaurant list. Everything is served tapas style featuring 5 specific tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. They recommend 3-4 dishes per person which is plenty.

Wintermelon margarita

Wintermelon margarita

Pork bely waldorf, smoked pecan butter and ash baked celeriac

Pork bely waldorf, smoked pecan butter and ash baked celeriac

Chocolate cigar, saffron poached quince, manjari and granadilla mousse and pistachio ice cream

Chocolate cigar, saffron poached quince, manjari and granadilla mousse and pistachio ice cream

Spent a day in Stellenbosch (wine country). Waterford (pictured below) is known for originating the chocolate and wine pairings.

They have multiple wine tasting options but we chose the Waterford Estate Experience - this paired a selection of Waterford wines with the wine and chocolate tasting.

The wine and chocolate tasting which pairs dark and milk chocolate with the Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wine

The wine and chocolate tasting which pairs dark and milk chocolate with the Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wine

Babylonstoren has a farmhouse, extensive garden, hotel, greenhouse, multiple restaurants, and wine cellar. It truly is an experience and somewhere you want to spend a few hours.

Babylonstoren

Their tasting room opens at 10am and starts at six wines for R60 per person (which is equivalent to ~$3). Most of the tastings in Stellenbosch are VERY reasonably priced (less than $10 bucks for 3-6 wines).

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Lunch at Delaire Graff Estate - one of the most stunning views and experiences in Stellenbosch. Unfortunately, we sat inside because it had rained earlier in the day but the food was still spectacular (although the service could have been better). Reservations necessary and should be made well in advance.

Tuna ceviche

Tuna ceviche

Mooi river beef, potato & beef terrine, charcoal bearnaise, asparagus, onion fondant, sherry gel

Mooi river beef, potato & beef terrine, charcoal bearnaise, asparagus, onion fondant, sherry gel

Truffle and parmesan fries

Truffle and parmesan fries

Roast baby carrots, cumin, miso butter

Roast baby carrots, cumin, miso butter

Blackberry parfait: tonka bean cremeux, roasted white chocolate dehydrated mousse, fresh berries

Blackberry parfait: tonka bean cremeux, roasted white chocolate dehydrated mousse, fresh berries