OK, I think they need to work on the name of this new tasty treat… besides that, let me just tell you that the cross between a croissant and a donut, dipped in homemade vanilla custard cream was the best thing I’ve had in a very long while! Thanks to Lucy from Freedom Cafe for bringing it over to us to test out.
I’ve been hearing about Glenwood Bakery and Parc for so long now but I haven’t had the chance to get there until last weekend. I ordered some bread from Glenwood Bakery on the Friday as I had friends coming over for lunch on the Saturday. I called Jo in the morning and we decided to go together and have breakfast next door at Parc afterwards. I had the eggs benedict and it was delicious. The hollandaise was perfect. My eggs could have cooked for maybe a minute longer but besides that, loved it all.
I went to Remo’s Italian restaurant in Umhlanga Village last week when Chelle was in town – it’s the first time I’ve been there and I loved it. The food was incredible and I loved the decor. Although, I’ve since heard that it’s an exact replica of a restaurant in NY. That was a bit of a let down but still, the food was amazing and I’ll definitely be going back there.
Wendy took me out for breakfast at a new spot called The Fat Croissant on the corner of Windermere Road and Sutton Crescent. The decor needs a bit of work – it seems more like a club house at the moment. But you can sit outside which is really nice and there’s a small garden area for the kids to play.
There’s a crazy Frenchman who runs the place. Super friendly and really funny.
We both had the Eggs Benedict and I have to say it’s the best hollandaise I’ve ever had. The poached egg and hollandaise was served on a toasted croissant. So good!
I know I’ve written about this place before but these pics were taken a while ago and I had to put them up as I love the place – if you live in Durban, make sure you take a drive there. It’s so beautiful.
The food needs a bit of work – it’s not the best. But it is worth it for the view alone. Stick to something simple and order a toasted sandwich or something. It’s your safest bet.
So Market has definitely become my local lately. They serve this incredible calamari salad with quinoa, red pesto and macadamia nuts. I order it every single time I go there. It’s child friendly and so beautiful sitting outside, that I could happily perch myself there all day.
My sister and I went to Freedom Café for lunch the other day – it’s been taken over by the lady who used to run Vanille. I had the slow roasted lamb wrap and Jo had the chicken mayo sarmie. I loved all the tables, chairs, napkins and the red prefab area where you can sit inside. I know this has been going for a while but it’s new to me. First time I’ve been there and I’ll definitely be going back.
My sister and I went to lunch a little while ago and I forgot to post the pics. We went to Mama Luciano’s which is on Florida Road. We sat outside, shared a bottle of red, I ordered the calamari and Jo had the chicken wrapped in proscuitto. Both meals were delicious but a bit of QT alone with my sister was what meant the most. Does that last sentence makes sense? It sounds wrong. Well, you know what I mean.
Lee and Joselle came to our place for dinner on Saturday night. I made the chicken korma out of Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food book. It’s such a quick and easy recipe and it’s so tasty. We also got some naan bread from Indian Connection on Windermere Road – such a good Indian restaurant here in Durban.