After a meeting in the CBD this morning Dylan and I went to have quick bite and coffee at the new eatery in Braamfontein called Daleahs. It's lovely spot with delicious food, good coffee in pretty, transparent cups and an all around nice atmosphere. I just had croissant but Dylan had the beef sliders which were amazing, and so fairly priced. Dylan also tried the Greek coffee which was a really authentic experience, served with a shot of sparkling water and a sweet preserved fig.
They're in the bright green building just off Juta street (opposite Post). :)
(I recommend sitting outside in the little courtyard, it's really nice).
Before the weekend is over I thought I should get a post out about the wonders of Food Wine Design so you’re not angry with me for blogging about it on Monday when it’s all over ; ) and if you've missed out!
If you have been to this event before it’s a huge improvement from last year, it’s bigger and there’s far more variety as well as a lot of new things I hadn’t heard of or seen before. The food, wine and design are all in separate tents so you can start in one section and move along naturally.
So let’s start with food. We ate. A lot.
We started at the Dim Sum Vin stand where they have 4 different dim sum platters that are paired with two glasses of wine. We had one each and got to taste a whole lot of bite size combinations. The steamed dim sum (green) was a lot tastier than the cold option (blue), but the colder option had a much nicer wine! It was a Chardonnay from Plasir De Merle, and I do love chardonnay.
We then had a plate of stuffed Zucchini flowers at the Mastrantonio stand paired with wine imported from Italy (delicious flavours!) these were really interesting, something definitely to try out!
We also had a small Kobe Style beef burger (a bit pricy at R50 a burger the size of a Slyder but Dylan educated me that Kobe beef is world renowned as some of the best Beef in the world). Anyway, it was quite delicious and something Ron Swanson would be proud of. It was basically a bun and a patty with nothing else. Find this at the Braeside Butcher stand.
For pudding we had a haagen dazs mint ice-cream and brownie combination, not the most adventurous but it was pretty tasty.
Moving on to design. We perused a lot of stalls but these were my favourites.
above: Pedersen & Lennard
above & below: Anatomy design
above & below: Hunter cycling Jhb
above & below: Dark horse
We bought this dark horse leather strap for a special home project.
above & below: Dear Rae.
Dylan bought me this 'heart of gold' ring which i've been coveting for a long time.
above: Mat blac - very cool men's accessories like ipad covers and wallets.
I highly recommend going to the fair, just remember your credit card ; )
I finally had a Sunday free to go to market on main : ) I feel like i'm the only Joburg blogger who hasn't blogged about it! flip! (speaking of that. if you are a jhb blogger, please leave me a comment. We need to build a jhb-blogger-community. Dbn and Cpt bloggers are way ahead of us)
ok go. I'm going to let the pictures do the talking but just want to say that I had a lovely time and i'm very excited about the things happening in jhb cbd : ) I really love my city and love seeing an old part of town being developed into such an awesome area where new things are happening. Its in the beginning stages but I already feel like perceptions about jhb are changing : )
I recommend the Indian food / the ethiopian coffee / Twentytwo fashion / Be kind ceramics
These are some other places to visit in Fox Street
There some very nice coffee shops - Chalkboard and Pitter Patter (sp?) will have to go back and do a proper blog on them : )
Where else in Joburg do you get to drink an endless variety of pink drinks, play bingo, daaance and get to eat a proper burger while doing it? I had dinner there a few weeks ago with a few lovely local bloggers and had such a good time. I don't know if any of you remember the movie Pleasantville (?) but I felt like I was in the Pleasantville diner.. where all the cool 50's kids hang out on a friday night, drink bubblegum milkshakes and eat hamburgers.
We went on a tuesday night, which is bingo night, hosted by Molly. We tried our best to win but think we were slightly pre-occupied with our Watermelon cosmos and Lemon drop Martini's.
Later on in the evening they brought out these (above)... which are deep fried twinkie's and banana spring rolls. Oh. my. word. You have to try these at least once in your life. They will change you. (Also if you wanted to know... the burger I ordered above is a Beach Boy which is also delicious).
Find Beefcakes at Illovo Muse.
198 Oxford Rd, Illovo.
They're open Tues - Sun. Be sure to book a table for dinner!
It's that time of year again when the roof of Hyde Park turns into a feast of culinary and design delights. I've been to food. wine. design every year since it started and it really is a great event. Dylan and I bought some awesome wines from some small wine farms last year and they were all delicious so I can't wait to find some new one's again this year.
// I have 3 sets of double tickets to giveaway to the event //
So leave me a comment and a high-five and i'll pick the winners next week thursday. Cool? : ) cool.
It all goes down next weekend 23 - 25 November at Hyde Park Corner. For more details go visit their website.