Chef Bertus Basson and his team of restaurant and interior designers have transformed 10 restaurants in the Western Cape, each restaurant closed for three days for an instant make-over in its interior design, its kitchen design, its menu, and in some instances, its name.
The work that has gone into each restaurant transformation has been documented in ten ‘In die Sop: Restaurant Evolusie’ episodes on kykNET, with an eleventh episode summarising the series, and Chef Bertus revisiting some of the restaurants, to check on their progress.
The idea for the restaurant transformation series came from the realisation that it was not only the Lockdown that affected restaurants, but that their interior design, menu, and even restaurant name can impede their success!
Grateful for a beautiful 17C day, third day in a row, before the rain hits us tomorrow; for a fabulously lucky Discovery Gameboard play, scoring 750 points on one of the two plays, giving me a Woolies voucher, a good omen for the rest of the day; for selling a SwitchBitch book tiday, thank you Gloria 🙏; for a good working day; for a walk to Pick n Pay to buy some essentials, including batteries for my alarm sensors, an expensive exercise; for a Bakoven walk; for Minsky coping well in receiving her annual vaccination, I worrying about her being traumatized by being in a cat carrier for the first time Continue reading →
#Grateful for a lovely day, sunny and warm at 21C, and for feeling far more relaxed and less anxious; for a fabulous 6,5 hour continuous sleep; for being ahead of my schedule in getting my work done this morning, so much so that Stuart Bailey came to pop in, so that I could bounce the Maintenance quotation off him; for giving Sandak-Lewin stick about their inefficiency and unprofessionalism; for a meeting postponed to tomorrow giving me an hour tea time at Peppertree Café, catching up on calls and messages; for a productive meeting with my lawyer about the Maintenance quote, feeling much less stressed now; for a Camps Bay walk to Woolies at lunchtime, and a sunset one to Bakoven, with the most wonderful sunset colours; for welcoming Nicola Jowell to Camps Bay Continue reading →
I was very excited about the year 2020, having the 20th as a birthdate, and it being my lucky number. Despite the tragedy of the Corona Virus pandemic and the inconvenience of the Lockdown regulations at times, 2020 turned out to be one of my best ever, learning from it and growing through it.
On Facebook I have posted daily Corona Gratitudes, for the small and big things that have come my way in the past 9 months. There are far too many to mention, so I have turned this post into a Top 20 of 2020, an unforgettable year for all of us. Continue reading →