In my last blog I visited Glen Avon and experienced the ease of which you could explore Boulders Beach and Cape Point. From Boulders we travelled back along the coast road, around False Bay. Here the scenery was wild, rugged ...
We arrived into glorious sunshine - not bad for winter in Cape Town! Table Mountain was visible in all her glory and the Cape Town suburbs were looking lush. It was a very easy and quick journey from the airport to Glen Avon Lodge - a mere 25 minutes and we were turning off of Strawberry Lane in Constantia and buzzing on the intercom to enter the courtyard at the lodge.
Claire recently took a small group of hand-picked British journalists and bloggers around South Africa, in conjunction with South African Airways and South African Tourism UK, to rediscover some of its tourism icons...
On hearing I would be taking a small group of journalists to South Africa for a week … I was torn. Torn between being totally excited to be staying in some of the country’s top boutique hotels or the simple pleasure of getting a rare full night’s sleep. As mum to 3 boys (including 2 year old twins!) a full night’s sleep sounded like a major highlight.
Ethos Marketing went out on the road last week with Tish from Rani Resorts. The week culminated with a number of events; a press lunch, a consumer event with Symphony World Travel and a trade event at the Mozambique High Commission.
As someone who can't manage to drink a cup of tea on a moving train without getting half of it down his shirt I wanted to know how the chefs on The Blue Train cope with the movement of the train and the cramped conditions but still succeed in producing such amazing meals so we had a chat with Executive Chef Esther Ndlovu
As well as having two very different yet equally appealing restaurants at Mont Rochelle there is also the town of Franschhoek a mere 20 minute walk away. Considered by many to be the gourmet capital of South Africa this picturesque town has plenty to keep you occupied and with 36 restaurants and 42 active wineries in the area you’re guaranteed not to go hungry or thirsty.
Today's recipe comes from Mont Rochelle's fine dining restaurant Mange Tout which is beautifully appointed to give full expression to the spectacular valley views. The décor is classic Provencal and the menu is elegant with a South African flare.
Located in the wine tasting facility of Mont Rochelle vineyards, the Country Kitchen offers relaxed dining, with the slant on mediterranean fare. The perfect spot for an al fresco lunch or cosy dinner.
Over the next few weeks the Ethos blog will be on a mission to make your tummy rumble, mouth water and taste buds tingle as we go on a foodie journey from Cape Town to Mozambique.