Looking at my last post, I realize that I have been absent for quite some time now. Winter time is not particularly great for food photography as I prefer natural light for my photos. Anyway – Happy New Year! I spent Christmas and New Year’s with my extended family in Capetown. Precious two weeks full of sunshine and fantastic day trips and of course: good food and wine! Capetown is a food lover’s Mecca. Especially when you love fish and seafood, like I do.
So I would like to share some foodie hotspots of this great city with you, starting with the Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock (an up-and-coming hipster district). The market is held every saturday at a great location called the Old Biscuit Mill – a beautiful brick warehouse with a spacious courtyard. On the grounds of this old factory, you also find the award winning restaurants The Test Kitchen and The Pot Luck Club. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to make reservations there.
So the market which takes place there every week is a platform for local farmers, grocers, bakers, butchers and other artisan producers. A colorful place to shop and eat and a fantastic place to spend the Saturday in Capetown.
One of my favourite restaurants in Capetown is Wakame, offering Pacific Rim cuisine. Their sushi is super fresh and delicious and from the restaurant you have a fantastic sea view. Their open terrace is also a great place for a drink. If you stay in Fresnaye or Sea Point, I recommend a walk along the Beach Road to reach the restaurant.
We had divine sushi quite a few times during our stay. Perfect holiday.
In Camps Bay, the trendy suburb of Capetown, you will find various good restaurants on the beachfront. Camps Bay can be packed with people. Especially during the Christmas holidays, when everybody wants to go to the beach. Around dinner time, the sidewalks were full of people waiting for busses to go home. There is music and spontaneous dancing everywhere. Probably the most unlikely situation to find at a German bus stop.
My favorite restaurant in Camps Bay is Codfather, a seafood and sushi restaurant. They have a huge counter with a great variety of fresh fish and seafood to choose from. We had different platters of grilled fish, prawns and squid to share. Family style eating – my favorite thing to do!
Finally, I have a good tip for a chic restaurant in Sea Point called La Mouette (seagull). The restaurant offers modern French cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. The people at the restaurant were incredibly friendly. The menu is full of creative dishes, which were beautifully arranged. I had an extremely delicious bouillabaisse there.
During our stay, we visited three fantastic vineyards around Capetown, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. I will tell you about those later. Enjoy your sunday!