#gratefui for a wonderful hot day, at 26C, with amazing sunsets tonight; for 2 Discovery Gameboard plays, allowing me to buy a Woolworths shopping voucher; for a hard working day, every second weekday being a catch up day, it getting busier and busier, luckily being at home all day until late this afternoon when I drove to Zest to welcome Mamohau Seseane, a Kfm presenter on Sunday evenings, with the most beautiful voice, we having last seen each other dancing at HQ two years ago; for a Continue reading →
#grateful for a cool day in more ways than one, only 16C but the promised rain never arrived, but it is forecast for tomorrow; for a day of food and connection, having breakfast with Mullerie Taljaard at Labotessa Café, catching up, receiving good advice, and being spoilt rotten with more Diptyque shampoo, soap and conditioner, gifted to each of us by owner Johan du Plessis ❤️; for a quick vegetable shop at Fideli’s; for lunch with Jenny Stephens at Zest, having the Spring Menu of 5 courses at R198, a catch up after three months of not seeing each other, also meeting diners who Continue reading →
#grateful for an action-packed day, but well-timed with one exception; for a sunny warm 21C day but with the South-Easter blowing; for my rolls and also eggs waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for good Anatoli and Utopia Status meetings, the first time we’ve held them in the morning, as the client postponed them to today; for dropping off Chef Prim Reddy Chapter prize of Adhara Extra Virgin olive oil as a 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef at her Indian Chapter restaurant in Blouberg, sadly she not there; for a good status meeting at Harvest Culture Continue reading →
#grateful for another wonderful day, starting early, so that I could fit in all my work into the morning; for a Bakoven walk; for productive meetings with newkings boutique hotel and Zest; for a quick shop at Woolies in Piazza da Luz; for a lovely outing to Hout Bay with Gary Peterson, invited to attend the preview of Vida Nova Retreat in Hout Bay, a hotel, spa, an indoor and outdoor bar, restaurant, pool, the facilities open to use by locals and hotel guests, invited by Kirsten Reyneke, loving her organizing us each a foot massage at the Spa…… 👏 ; for a quick walk on the beach near Continue reading →
#grateful for a cold overcast day turning into a sunny warmer day, but only 17C; for an early start to the day, having to be at Zest at 10h00, breakfasting with Gary Arendse, Department Manager at Woolworhs Piazza da Luz, trying a new bagel and smoked salmon dish; for meeting Lynne Rattray Mathias, a member of the International Women’s Club, who came to lunch at Zest with 23 fellow members, she knowing all about me even though we had never met, and she will invite me to their next lunch 💙; for seeing Tessa Booysen after a long absence, she and Alta Auret lunching at Continue reading →
#grateful for a beautiful day at 19C, tomorrow promising to be a first summer day at 24C; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, receiving a Woolworths voucher; for a working morning, grateful for a meeting being postponed to next week; for a walk to Bakoven, with a Vit D dose; for three meetings at Zest, back to back, one being learning how to add pics and copy to our website; for seeing Florence Poretti and her Continue reading →
#grateful for a mostly sunny day; for getting out of a tsunami of words, Kelly Szabo once again being amazing #thankyou ❤️❤️❤️; for welcoming Lorraine Mewett on her first visit to Zest; for meeting up with Anel Potgieter at Utopia when she messaged me that she and a friend were lunching there, not having seen her in 2 years or more, she now being a producer on Afternoon Express and still writing a column for Rapport; for meeting Paula Davies Lewis outside Utopia, a Blog follower who recognized me when I got out of my car yet we had never met, heading for lunch at Utopia; for a Continue reading →
#grateful for a day that went from zero to 100 🙏; for being very organized in getting my work done this morning, preparing for two Status meetings, getting my blogpost posted; and even fitting in a Bakoven walk; for getting a pool problem attended to; for a quick shop at Checkers and Woolies in Sea Point; for excellent Status Meetings with newkings boutique hotel and Zest Restaurant, so happy that a former client is helping out at Zest, our meeting like those of old times; for doing my monthly petrol fill-up at BP President, my favorite attendant Mike unfortunately not there; for finally being Continue reading →
#grateful for a lovely long day, which just got better, not feeling so well but all was forgotten when I got to newkings boutique hotel and Zest Restaurant and spent 7 hours there 😱, taking a one hour break to walk along the Sea Point Promenade, with waves crashing and creating spray, a very brave person standing very near the water’s edge; popping in at Woolies and Spar at Piazza da Luz, shopping for soup ingredients for the cold to come; for very good Status meetings with my clients; for Continue reading →
Newly opened Zest Restaurant has introduced a value-for-money Spring Menu consisting of five courses, and costing only R198. It is available until 30 September.
Zest is an Asian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant which cooks its meat, fish, and vegetables on an open fire grill. The Kameeldoring wood used for the fire adds a special aroma to the foods cooked on it.
Zest owner is Chef Pavel Dimitrov, current co-owner of Utopia Cape Town, and former partner in Pigalle and NV-80. He believes in Less is More, with only a few ingredients in each dish, and he does not use smears, foams, or gels in his plating. Local and Fresh is Best is the Zest mantra. Continue reading →