Friday, August 27, 2010

Cape Town in the morning, Cape Town in the evening, Cape Town all day long.

Another winters day in Cape Town; how painful for us who live in such a magnificent place! I wake up every morning, as I step out of my house I catch a glimpse of Table Mountain, just sitting there in all its magnificence. I drive to work, the highway that takes me there coasts the mountain from the beginning to Devils Peak; on the other side of this highway is the sea. Every morning and every afternoon I’m astounded by the fact that both of these features always look different and yet always look beautiful. My fascination is such that I have decided to document this phenomenon by taking a picture every morning and every afternoon so I can share it with you and you too can experience this . It boggles the mind that a city as fantastic as this one exists. I feel truly lucky that my home is here! Would love to know what visitors from other lands think of this city and I wouldn’t mind if you shared a few photographs too? My ode to Cape Town in pictures starts tomorrow...............

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rick's and a good steak.

I went to Rick's Cafe last night with two dear friends, the place was warm and inviting. We sat in a corner booth and chatted uncontrollably until we realised that 15 minutes had passed and we were yet to be noticed by the 3 waiters standing around chatting. How does this complete lack of service happen in Cape Town? It's infuriating! When we finally were noticed and attended to we ordered and savoured a bottle of Diemersfontein Pinotage, is this not one of the best red wines ever? We ordered starters, the rather hot chilli-poppers with some grilled calamari, our mains were 2 steaks and 1 risotto respectively. I can truly say that my steak was superb, and as a steak connoisseur, I think that my opinion is rated up there with the best. I am wide open to suggestions of excellent steaks in and around Cape Town, so please audience do enlighten me? I will go to the ends of the earth for a good steak!