It is also where you will find Paul Mwaura, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp's 35 year old Head Chef, and having tasted his amazing food we wanted to find out more about the man.
"Travel brat" that I am - I am very lucky to have travelled on The Blue Train three times! And each time it has exceeded my every expectation.
I have just had the good fortune of a few days touring Cape Town and the Garden Route with a charming and very entertaining journalist from Ireland - Paul Hopkins. Upon leaving Cape Town airport we were whisked off in comfort to Steenberg in Constantia. This is a hotel that I had stayed in previously and had very fond memories of.
The meal at Mange Tout was amazing. We had some incredible food on this trip, but this meal was probably the most memorable – especially the Chocolate Fondant!
Romantic dinners on the beach or by the pool and picnics in the sand dunes or on Paradise Island are some of the options available but the one constant at Indigo Bay is the delicious fresh seafood.
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
Ethos Marketing in conjunction with South African Airways have organised an afternoon of tea and scones at one of Britain’s most luxurious hotels, South Lodge Country House Hotel in West Sussex.
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.