Lunchtime in the Fairest Cape
Maybe 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, 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.
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.
Sometimes lunch is preceded by tasting beer. Small micro breweries have become quite popular recently.
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!
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)