Friday in Cape Town

Renee and I spent Friday afternoon at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, as we wanted to explore the new ‘Boomslang’ (literally translated as Tree Snake) aerial walkway which winds through a beautiful part of the forest, giving users a chance to get a bird’s eye view of a portion of the gardens.  It is a wonderful artistic construction and is proving to be very popular with vast numbers of tourists.  We loved it!

In the evening Andrew, Gillian, David and Tanja took us to The Seventh Floor in Observatory for a ‘One Ingredient’ dinner.  These are events hosted by Matt Manning and the ingredient, which is used in each course, changes each month.  For us it was cauliflower!  It was a wonderful occasion and we were treated to endless quantities of good wine from the Black Elephant Vintners.  This included a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc called ‘Two Dogs, a Peacock and a Horse’!

All the courses were well matched with different wines and we not only had detailed demonstrations of the food preparation, but were required to prepare two dishes ourselves!  Huge fun was had by all and we went away having had one of the most enjoyable dining experiences ever!

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