Lunchtime in the Fairest Cape

_DSC6315Maybe it’s the mediterranean climate, maybe it’s the wine, but lunchtime in the Fairest Cape is like nowhere else – here it’s not an event, it is a way of life 🙂

This way of life is not limited to lunch either, it applies equally to dinner and sometimes even to breakfast. Here in the Western Cape this is a time when friends and family get together not just to have a bite to eat, but to celebrate life ! You only need to move around and observe – you will quickly see what I’m talking about. Below are a small number of images which hopefully will give some idea of what I mean.

Lunch preceded by lovely sparkling wine at a restaurant right on the beach. How civilised is that!

Lunch preceded by lovely sparkling wine at a restaurant right on the beach, with the blue Atlantic in the background. How more civilised can you wish for ?

Being right by the ocean means that seafood is very popular here.

Being right by the ocean means that seafood is very popular here.

The food is usually accompanied by a good glass of wine, but sometimes a margarita will be fine too!

The food is usually accompanied by a good glass of wine, but sometimes a margarita will be fine too!

Lunch at a restaurant on a wine estate is often preceded by a wine tasting - a good way to determine which wines to have with your food afterwards.

Lunch at a restaurant on a wine estate is often preceded by a wine tasting – a good way to determine which wines to have with your food afterwards.

Sometimes lunch is preceded by tasting beer. Small micro breweries have become quite popular recently.

Sometimes lunch is preceded by tasting beer. Small micro breweries have become quite popular recently.

A relaxed weekend lunch usually takes several hours with accompanied by lively chatting and much merriment :-)

A relaxed weekend lunch usually takes several hours accompanied by lively chatting and much merriment 🙂

When the weather is not great or time is somewhat more limited, a pub lunch works just great too!

When the weather is not great or time is somewhat more limited, a pub lunch works just great too!

No pub lunch is complete without a nice draught beer !

No pub lunch is complete without a nice draught beer !

Life in the Western Cape is certainly unique and something to experience. Once you had a taste of it your lunchtime will never be the same again!

Comments or suggestions are welcome as usual.

(All images were shot with a Nikon 1 V1 and 10-30mm lens)

 

 

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  1 comment for “Lunchtime in the Fairest Cape

  1. stefan
    April 7, 2014 at 11:39

    mmmmmmmmm lekker

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