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Bosman’s at Grande Roche: business is ‘booming’, don’t need patrons’ payment!

Bosman's Grand Roche View from terrace Whale CottageI don’t visit Paarl very often, usually disappointed with the restaurant offering of the town.  Last week I spent a day there, to visit Jan Willem & Seuns, and Melissa’s newish branch. I had given up on Bosman’s at Grande Roche, after repeated poor experiences in the restaurant. However, a chance meeting of Bosman’s new Restaurant Manager and its Sous Chef at Maison in Franschhoek a few days prior led me to return.

During the busy festive season days I took a break at The Kitchen at Maison in Franschhoek, and sat next to a table with a couple, which turned out to be Austrian Chef Christoph Terschan and Restaurant Manager Onwaba Maholwana of Bosman’s.  We chatted for ages, talking through the whole Eat Out Top 20 restaurant list, and our respective experiences with the restaurants.  Onwaba was well-informed about my previous Bosman’s disasters, and Continue reading →

Cape Town CID/Servest Sweet Service and La Playa Sour Service Awards!

CCID Whale Cottage PortfolioThe Sweet Service Award goes to the Cape Town CID and Iegshaan Jacobs of its parking operator Servest, who recently assisted me in getting my car out of the Riebeeck Square parking on Shortmarket Street.  A truck reversed out of the entrance to the parking, which meant that I had to reverse to make space for it.  I was then directed by the parking staff to enter via the exit, due to the time it took the truck. However I could not get a parking ticket from the machine without the car being at the ticket machine as well! The head staff member at the parking facility was unfriendly and unhelpful as to how to deal with the problem. I called the numbers on the shed, the Servest number just ringing (it no longer being valid, I was told Continue reading →