I am not a big fan of Take-Away food, it usually arriving cold, the delivery costs being exorbitant if one uses Uber Eats, and the presentation of the dish and atmosphere of the restaurant cannot be replicated in a Take-Away.
I wanted to spoil my friend Gary on a day forecast to be cold and rainy, a perfect day for Lamb Curry, which I saw advertised by Café Charles as a Take-Away Delivery or Collection during Level 4 Lockdown, before Sit-Down was allowed. Remembering a fantastic Lamb Curry delivered to me by the restaurant a year ago, I ordered a repeat of the dish ten days ago. Sadly the experience and food was chalk and cheese compared to that of a year ago! Continue reading →
Thursday 1 July 2021, Day 4 of Lockdown Level 4. 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for more rain, mainly this morning but raining again now ☔️, and wonderful to see the sun for a while for a change, with a wonderful sunset, creating lots of pink on the clouds over the Twelve Apostles and in Bakoven; for two heart clouds 💗; for surviving another apartment noise disturbance night 😱; for a good working morning, preparing for two client meetings; for two Bakoven walks, one at lunchtime, and another after my meeting late afternoon; for my rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Continue reading →
On the almost eve of the first anniversary of the Corona Lockdown in our country, a big shout out must go to Highbury Media, owners of the online publication Cape Town Etc, which is investing R1 million in the Cape Town Restaurant industry, one of the hardest hit sectors of our economy by the Covid-19 Lockdown. The company is providing marketing support to any restaurants requesting such, by writing and posting articles about restaurants and their special features. Continue reading →
I have written previously how the restaurant industry is suffering tremendously, both in being able to pay its bills due to lack of cash flow, and the responsibility it has to keep paying staff, receiving UIF payments for staff appearing to be a difficult process, understandable as every employer in the country is trying to keep head above water and therefore submitting claims. From wanting to jump in to prepare meals to deliver, and thereby keep some staff employed and some cash flowing, most restaurant were disappointed to discover that this was against the Lockdown Law. Yet a handful of chefs and food suppliers have managed to receive an Essential Service certificate, and are preparing food offerings, which they are delivering to clients’ homes or offering on a collection basis. Licensed alcohol-selling restaurants appear to be experiencing the biggest problems when it comes to food delivery permission, even though they do not offer alcohol delivery. Continue reading →