"My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her."
The first thing that strikes you when you enter Lust Bistro and Bakery is the incredible sense of warmth and comfort, the venue beckons you in. They are throwing a massive Mother’s Day buffet and once again, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
You will have (amongst other things) the following to choose from:
Table Platters come as a starter and include artisan wild yeast croutes with mushroom & lemon thyme pate and chicken liver pate with sherry jelly.
Mains, shaved sirloin with confit garlic jus, chicken, bacon & leek lasagna, Shephard`s pie and roast vegetables. For dessert there’s Malva pudding with vanilla crème anglaise or chocolate brownie with Chantilly cream as well as fruit skewers with lemon verbena syrup.
A fantastic spread for all and a wonderful way to show mum you care 😊
"I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother."
Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom
A little oasis in the bustle that is Claremont, it is hard to believe that the world continues outside while you are enjoying the tranquility and timelessness of the venue. It is an eco-award winning riverside estate, beautiful.
On the sweet side you can order homemade buttermilk scone with farm style strawberry jam and whipped cream or baked red velvet cheesecake squares, also amazing are the mini salted caramel brownie bars.
If savoury is your thing, choose either the traditional baked brioche with basil pesto, tomatoes and goat’s milk feta or the petit vegetarian quiche.
Named after the famous South-Westerly winds that bring change and fresh weather this festival is truly, even grittily South African and has evolved into a multidisciplinary bouquet of the arts including dance, drama, comedy, music, art exhibition, and historical tours.
There will be a full kiddies programme designed to keep the little ones of all ages entertained and intrigued.
Although the lingua franca of the festival may be largely Afrikaans, art transcends and overcomes these boundaries with ease and the enjoyment is palpable and evident in all the attendees.
As a statelier alternative to hitting the town, this is certainly a great option to consider!
After an informative outing to Robben Island we think a little levity may be in order, beer, music and ambience in a beerhouse! Remember, we are remembering the oppression, but also, celebrating the freedom. 😊
The Rudimentals, Nomadic Orchestra and Ann Jangle will keep the mood electric and local, the many, many beers will be flowing freely, and the early evening will get a little raucous!
There is a beer for everyone and the location on Long Street make it a fantastic gateway to spill out into town and enjoying yourself in earnest. Centrally located, it is close to a lot of very nice spots both large and small, definitely worth an exploration.
To contextualise the idea of our freedoms that we hold so dear, and how easily they can be taken away by a brutal government bent on segregation, there is no better monument to the struggle of many encapsulated in the struggle of one. Robben Island, where Madiba spent 27 years incarcerated by a system designed to break the backbone of the ANC movement.
Though it’s been a tourist site and a museum since 1997, it hasn’t always been a prison, at various points it was a training and defence station in World War II and a hospital for leprosy patients, and the mentally and chronically ill.
The victory of freedom over oppression has been symbolically imbued in this location. Try as the regime might, they could not break the spirit of our first democratically elected president. Well worth the visit, a very thought provoking journey in all.
Daily tours depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Named after a hotel in Madagascar that the owners were staying at when they fell in love with the idea of artisanal bread and baking, this is a true gem in the crown of the V&A and worth spending some serious time in!
Priding themselves on making everything from scratch, Vovo Telo has no shortage of amazing offerings. From buttery freshly made croissants to Pain au Chocolate to lemon meringue tartlets to muffins to cupcakes and every type of bread under the sun.
Originally founded in Johannesburg in 1913, Everard Read is South Africa's oldest commercial gallery. After the doors opened in their Cape town location in 1996 they have continued to be dedicated to exhibiting the finest modern and contemporary art from South Africa and abroad.
They run two galleries in the heart of the V&A Waterfont and sister galleries in Johannesburg, London and Franschhoek.
Ever-changing, keep an eye on the exhibition schedule because the venue is great to revisit time and time again. The exhibition roster showcases both group and solo projects and fosters emerging younger generations as well as well-established and acclaimed artists.