Dinner With Dear Friends

7 Feb

This weekend, we played host/hostess to Michael and Jacs. They have had us over at their place so many times, it was high time we returned the favour.

Jacs is a foodie, and her man heads up Everson’s Cider, a delicious local product which I think might just take South Africa by storm someday soon. It’s delicious! Try the pear cider… Mmm…

The pressure was on to cook something amazing for our foodie friends, but I have to say I think we did a pretty amazing job… For non-foodies anyway. (Photo by Jacs)

We picked up some Frankie Fenner meat on Thursday, and used these bad boys for pork and chorizo burgers. If you haven’t heard about Frankie Fenner, check our their website. They are everything you want- locally produced, ethical, free-range, hormone-free meat from well-treated animals. Awesome stuff, and super delicious, too.

My English man, the braai-master 😉

We sipped bubbly, and then cider, on the balcony, watching the sun go down behind Lion’s Head. It was a perfect evening for a braai on the balcony. Jacs and Michael brought me these amazing flowers (tulips are my favourites).

We served crispy potato wedges, pork and chorizo burgers on Portugese rolls, and a salad of caramelised apple halves with rocket, watercress, goat’s cheese, and an apple cider vinaigrette.

I thought the burgers would be the main attraction, but everyone said my salad stole the show. The recipe is from House and Leisure Food, which is beyond stunning. You must buy a copy.

We drank wine, bubbly, and cider, we ate delicious food, we chatted for hours on end on the balcony on a perfect summer’s evening in Cape Town.

These moments are what life is all about.


2 Responses to “Dinner With Dear Friends”

  1. Jacs February 13, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Thanks for an amazing evening, lady. You are such wonderful hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and the delicious food. Looking forward to next time!


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