Friday, May 17, 2013

Parc Cafe in glenwood

Parc cafe in glenwood is something we've been waiting for for a while... The food is fresh, simple and delicious! It's only been open a week and a half and I've been there 4 times already! 

I've known Brett at his previous position as sous chef at 9th Avenue Bistro and come to expect his great meticulousness and attention to detail. Besides that, he is just one of the best down to earth, all round nice guys you'll ever meet in a kitchen! Opening Parc has been a life long dream realised for him, and you can well believe it, every dish has been thought out and it goes together really well. 

Upon my first visit, I had a bacon, mushroom and spinach quiche and salad, with the most amazing tomatoe relish I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. The pastry was soft, buttery and crumbly all at the same time and the brown butter vinegarette was really interesting. My friend had an open sandwich with hummus and grilled aubergines with great zesty preserved lemon. Nice and healthy, with great prices too. 
Another menu item that really made me stop and take note was the avocado and vanilla shake, sounds odd right? But it was like lightly whipped cookie dough- try it, it will knock your socks off! 

On another visit, I had the eggs Benedict with lemon hollandaise and capers- it was lovely and fresh with a nice zing at the end, highly recommended! And G had the streaky bacon and cheddar cheese sarnie - this was really tasty! I especially liked the beer root and carrot slaw that came with that. 

Glenwood has a great sense of community about it, and you can see it in the cafe. They use columbo coffee and use Adams bread from the glenwood bakery next door. 

Really impressed with this little place and I can't wait to try everything on the menu! This menu will however be changing when the new season kicks in, so get in quick! 0312057285 

Monday, May 13, 2013

honey-mustard chicken pasta

While recently moving into our new place, G and I are always looking for new recipes to try out and we came across this one last week and absolutely loved it. Perfect for lunches the next day too! Recipe courtesy of BBC good food. Ingredients: 300g farfalle pasta or any other pasta shape (we used screws) 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise 1 heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard 1 teaspoon honey 300grams cooked chicken torn into rough pieces 4 spring onions small bunch basil leaves 4 ripe tomatoes quartered and then each piece halved. Boil the pasta per packet instructions, once cooked through drain, then cool in running cool water. Mix the mayo, mustard and honey in a bowl then loosen with a little water to get the consistency of double cream. Add pasta, chicken, diced sprin onions, basil and tomatoes and mix it all together. Add a little salt and pepper if you wish. Enjoy!

So... i'm back!

Hello World! So, its been a few years since i put a post through and i'm sad to see my little blog so empty! I'm changing that, right here and right now! I'll include a few new points of interest from now on,fashion finds, wine tastings and restaurant reviews and perhaps a new recipe or too. Oh and there is also this little minor event of a wedding, perhaps i'll include some points and tips and tricks that i pick up along the way! Here's to the re-launch of Day Tripping Durban! Cheers! Vicky