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Cape Town - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Maryke Josling

1 July 2014

Maryke Josling, chef and owner of The Little Pink Chef, reveals her favourite places to eat in Cape Town

Breakfast

A very trendy restaurant with a large breakfast menu that has something for everyone, Le Venue is the restaurant at the House of JC Le Roux, leading home of sparkling wine in South Africa. I love to sit on the patio indulging in the vineyard breakfast, which boasts truffle-scented scrambled egg, pesto button mushrooms, fried cocktail tomatoes, candied strips of meat, mini rosti and chipolatas.

A glass of bubbles helps add to the occasion, but there are plenty of drinks and options to suit all tastes. This really is the place to come to kick off your day in a special way.

Le Venue JC le Roux estate
Devon Valley Road
Stellenbosch
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 865 8200
levenue.co.za

Lunch

Mariner’s Wharf is the first harbour front emporium in Africa, and The Wharfside Grill is regarded as one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants. It seats more than 350 people, but private booths are available for those seeking a bit of privacy. With fresh lobsters, prawns and other great dishes it’s little wonder they need to seat so many. 

It’s particularly good for families, and I love the atmosphere on a Sunday when locals and visitors relax at the end of the weekend. An added bonus is the incredible scenery, and watching the harbour while indulging in the freshest seafood is an absolute must. 

The Wharfside Grill
Hout Bay Roadd, Cape Town Central
7806
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 790 1100
marinerswharf.com

Dinner

Pierneef à la Motte is traditional South African cuisine with a modern twist, all washed down with exceptional wine. The interior is beautiful and the ambiance nostalgic, but it’s all about the attention to detail, not just in the food but the service as well. The menu changes with the seasons, but I love the smoked and pickled lamb’s ‘soutribbetjie’ with creamed corn and summer peas. 

Vegetarians are also looked after, and the textures of fennel from root to tip is a must try. If you are looking for something intimate and exclusive, try Pierneef`s Chef’s Table – it gives a wonderful insight into the kitchen. 

Pierneef à la Motte
Franschhoek
7690
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 876 8800
la-motte.com/experience/pierneef

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