December 10, 2009 in Uncategorized
I promised you all some feedback on the breakfast at the Table Bay. I am a total breakfast lover – i could eat breakfast three times a day! Hubby and I spent the weekend at that grand dame The Table Bay. What an elegant hotel she is, with sweeping marble floors, exquisitely potted orchids and comfy inviting couches every where. Tricky and I have worked incredibly hard this very long and quite stressful year. This break was a well needed and MUCH appreciated treat.
The staff are friendly, polite and extremely professional which just makes checking in and indeed the entire stay – smooth and silky – shiny and very velvety. Kind of like eating Lindt chocolates. We returned from the premiere of our son’s movie – Look A Tear, to be enthralled by a solo opera performer giving it his all , in the lounge. Goosebumps I tell you – from head to toe!! What an awesome idea, the lounge was brimming with fabulous people sipping their drinks, totally mesmerised by his man’s wonderful performance. The acoustics were astounding!!
Breakfast was equally elegant and thrilling. I am convinced that I was a mermaid in a former life – oysters are the epitome of perfection to my pallet – combine this with a glass or two of Moet and something wonderful happens to me. It is as if this is the best possible food i can eat - and they don’t even need cooking. Given that I spent lots of time reading recipe books, dreaming up new food combinations and an awful lot of my spare time – just cooking, perhaps it is this very thing that captures my heart. Oysters – just don’t require any fussy cooking at all!!!
Not the best pic – granted, but I could stare at it all day!!! The oysters were super fresh – the lemon was incredibly juicy – even the tobasco sauce seemed to taste a little better than usual, the setting was perfect, outside on the verandah with the splendour of the Waterfront and that awe inspiring mountain for company!!! Does it get any better?? I think not…..
After my intimate oyster eating experience, I could not resist the Gravadlax and salmon rolls!!! I could not manage any of the more traditional eggs, bacon etc. Hubby tucked in with great gusto and was most impressed with his eggs benedict which was prepared fresh for him in the kitchen. I know I got my meal a bit back to front – but I ended my breakfast with fruit.
Pears – poached in red wine with bay leaves, star anice and rosemary!! Oh my giddy aunt, what a wonderful combo. The rosemary with the pear – devine!!!! I wouldn’t recommend the apple and spinach juice though …. not my cup of tea at all!!!
I have not even begun to extoll the virtues of the whole spread – there was sushi – cheeses – cold meats – mueslis- fruit of the world – yoghurts and just so much much more. I watched the many foreign visitors happily munching away. A full and wonderfully comprehensive spread – with something for absolutely everyone. I watched a little boy of about 9 years – his face lit up as he tucked into his bowl of coco pops!!! He too – at such a tender young age seemed wonderfully happy with his bowl of cereal and glass of milk.
Hubby and I sat – ate and thoroughly enjoyed the view, flipped through the papers and drank in the perfection of it all. I am not silent too often, but this was a wonderful meal worthy of a little blissful silence!