Now typical Robyn style, I threw away my show guide along with 1 tasting glass so this post is already off to a superb start.
Straight to the food, 2 glasses in hand, definitely not enough crowns (initial thought) for the day, my first stop was La Mouette for their Butternut ravioli, mushroom, pepper etc. I’ve probably destroyed the course but it was fantastic and one of my favourites for the day. The 2 people I was with had a Penne Prawn dish from Il Leone, which they said was really nice.
On to the wine. Tasted the red, which I think was a blend from Idiom who are based in Stellenbosch. Loved that and returned for more later.
Second tasting at Bistro Sixteen 82 which was a Beef fillet with cauliflower puree peas and truffle jus. Very very nice.
Dessert at La Colombe was orgasmic to say the least. We were trying to find words for it but it failed to come over Instagram and Twitter just how good it was. Chocolate torte, tobacco caramel, Hennessy marshmellow fluff, coffee meringues and hazelnut crumble. Picture below does no justice. Seriously.
Oh look… Cupcakes. We got played by a good saleswomen after looking at the Queen of Hearts or something mabob store with gigantic cupcakes. Lemon Meringue cupcakes. Lemon Meringue.
The last dessert was a bit of a failure after all 3 of us pulling a sad face, having just had a small spoonful. Banana cheesecake with whisky that tasted like banana dough.
Overall, it was an enjoyable experience, food and company. Spontaneity in arrangements = Sunday at the Taste of Cape Town.