Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Guess who's comming to dinner?

Judging by this picture, you might think it's the Giraffes. But according to the article, it's South African cuisine, which is getting a growing reputation for being some of the best in the world.

My South African Feast
Stunningly beautiful landscapes, a blissful climate, peerless safari parks, a vibrant cultural scene… No wonder South Africa is the destination du jour for an increasing number of British holiday makers. But the best kept secret is the eclectic and delicious cuisine. Visitors are in for a gastronomical treat, from rich hearty curries, the freshest fish, tender game to Indian inspired delicacies – there’s something to satisfy every palette. [...]

This piece in the British Telegraph newspaper is focusing on the Hoxton Apprentice Restaurant and Bar in the UK, which trains people to work in the restaurant industry. They are sending trainees to South Africa to learn about the cuisine, service and culture. South Africa is an increasingly popular tourist destination for the British, and much of the rest of the world as well.

For several years Pat, Andy and myself owned and operated a restaurant specializing in South African cuisine, so it's appeal is well known and perfectly understandable to us. I'm glad to see it's taking off in a big way now.


Walker said...

I would LOVE to have a south African dinner!!!!

Hey, we never hear much about Andy. Patrick, and you... but not Andy. Does he have a blog?

Chas said...

I told Pat this morning, we should do a cookbook of his recipes. Andy hasn't got into blogging yet, but we keep nudging him.

Walker said...

Oh. I would LOVE to see a cookbook.

Hell, this is the age of electronic publishing. Why not sell a subscription to a recipe site?