Friday, August 13, 2010

A lucky, warm Friday the 13th.

 I can't think of a better thing to do than being taken out for lunch at George Jardine's new restaurant at the Jordan Estate, this side of Stellenbosch. We sat on the terrace overlooking a lake full of geese and ducks, blue mountains in the distance. The air was heavy with the fragrance of fynbos, the pilsner glasses were chilled, service was impeccable and each dish was a perfect little composition of the finest Spring ingredients.

 So happy to spot Cavolo Nero (black Tuscan cabbage) in the herb garden and on the menu - it's a wonderful vegetable, but people are easily put off by it's odious smell whilst cooking. And I was delighted to eat pea and broad bean blossoms for the first time. They're like a delicate incarnation of the vegetable itself.  

 Thanks T.

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