What a wonderful weekend the last one was, mainly because we went to places we’d not been before. See a few of our favourite moments below…
Saturday, 21 May 2016: News Cafe Blouberg breakfast and Terroir Stellenbosch lunch
The pretty view that greets you once you turn off the R44 into Kleine Zalze, where Terroir is located.
Cheers to Husband! We started off with complimentary water and a flute of MCC each, as you can see…
Before we’d even take a sip we were presented with that day’s bread board and amuse bouche selection! We advise that you take your time over your meal or you’ll be too full to sample it all.And that would be a disaster as you definitely do want to sample as much as you can.
Husband went for the most popular item on the menu – the prawn risotto with sauce Americaine – for his starter (that’s the yellow sunny section of his plate).
There were so many delicious-sounding things to choose from but I’m glad I went for the smoked tomato tart. It tasted even better than it looked.
Husband opted for the linefish version of the Winter Plate special. It was dorado on the day.
More of the food. That’s the bread board top left, the amuse bouche middle left and my seed-crusted fillet Winter Plate in the bottom right, with our shared dark chocolate bar dessert on the right. All even more delicious than they looked.
We had to go for a walk after we’d eaten as it was a gorgeous day and the grounds at Kleine Zalze are quite something. I even blended in with all the natural purpleness!
Just look at the gorgeous golf course. Membership comes at a pricy R25,000 per year for non-residents. Gulp.
We were in sightseeing mode after lunch, so headed on past Strand to Gordon’s Bay and walked along the pier. This pic is funny as we were standing on rocks and I was initially facing the wrong way. Lol.
Taking in the view a little later on the beach in Pringle Bay.
Sun slowly sinking over the sea in Pringle Bay.
Beautiful views along the road that hugs the coast back to Gordon’s Bay.
We stopped in at the Thirsty Oyster in Gordon’s Bay harbour for a sunset cappuccino. Lovely way to end the day.
Coffee downed, we took a brief walk along the pier. Here is Husband gazing at the setting sun.
I am the queen of cheesy pics. Look at me just grasping the sun!
Of course we also took a selfie from the Gordon’s Bay pier.
Such a peaceful pier, with fishermen dotted along the outskirts.
Sunday, 22 May 2016: News Cafe breakfast and doggy beach walks
Having not eaten since lunch at Terroir the day before, we decided to start our Sunday with the News Cafe early bird English breakfast. Love pouring the espresso into the frothed milk myself for a latte.
Be careful what you wish for – you may just end up with an elephant in your coffee! This is the work of the skilled News Cafe baristas.
The doggies demanded a beach walk later that day, and it is was the perfect weather for it as the wind disappeared for a while. Bassie was even brave enough for a quick paddle in the icy sea.
Ha! The doggies pull you every which way when they go for walkies as there’s just so much to see/smell/hear! This is at Kreeftebaai, about halfway between Blouberg and Melkbosstrand.
Bertie really loves his beach walkies.
Later that afternoon Bassie insisted on sitting on her Granny’s lap after lupper.
Thursday, 26 May 2016: Content training at work and doggy father/daughter love
Our team had a training session on Thursday afternoon – that’s my ‘paying attention’ ponytail as I take notes.
What a wonderful Husband I have! The doggies love him dearly and spend at least 10 minutes fighting for his attention when he gets home from work. Even after the toughest day he takes the time to listen to my troubles and soon has a smile back on my face. ❤
That’s all, folks! If you’d like a more detailed description of all we ate at Terroir, click through to my
official review on Bizcommunity.
May your weekend be relaxing and filled with everything you love. 🙂
*Disclaimer: Obviously our meals at Terroir were part of our review package. All else came from our own pockets. All enjoyed equally.