Another great food find in the Eastern Cape – in fact not ONE but TWO!

Our inFood flatbread

Spending time recently with friends in St. Francis Bay we were introduced to two great ‘foodie’ finds.   The first we didn’t have time to sample – but the reviews speak for themselves and we shall definitely plan another visit soon to sample some of their highly rated cuisine.  Charles Black’s Five Elements is a custom designed restaurant nestled amongst new vineyards, indigenous forest and olive orchards just on the outskirts of this small coastal resort.  Check out their website www.five-elements.co.za – how tempting is that?!

The second find was a small eaterie in Jeffreys Bay called inFood in Schelde Street just a few hundred yards from the beach.   Wonderful coffee, a fantastic range of artisan breads, patisseries more at home in Parisian cafes and an interesting breakfast, lunch and vegetarian menu filled with fresh and innovative ideas.   Packed to capacity on a Saturday mid-morning (evidence of its growing reputation) we enjoyed a 4 cheese flatbread embellished with avocado, chorizo and a delicious tomato chilli chutney, decorated with a handful of freshly picked rocket.  We followed this with one of their zany little individual lemon meringue pies.  Delicious – all served with a smile and at speed.

A sandwich with a difference @ inFood in Jeffreys Bay

Their website www.infood.co.za is well worth a visit.   You’ll need little else to tempt you to get travelling to this gem on the Eastern Cape coast.

 

Kingston Fine Dining just outside Bathurst

The ‘girls’ celebrating a birthday at Kingston Farm!

A recent blog post in The Global Table reminded me of a wonderful dining experience to be had at Kingston Farm, a beautifully restored Edwardian villa, just outside Bathurst.   Booking is required and their contact details are 046-625-0129 or 083-262-4813 or email – kingstonfarm@mac.com

This is fine dining in elegant surroundings – reminiscent of days gone by.   Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or a special occasion by savouring Carla’s superb cuisine and presentation.   Log on to their website www.kingstonfarm.wordpress.com for details of the great Anglo Boer War Sausage War they are hosting on 27th October 2013 as part of the Bathurst Country Affair that weekend.  It should be fun – who will win – the English Banger of the South African Boerewors?   They have also developed a very special delicious sounding fixed price menu for the evenings of 26/27/28 October 2013.