Our suite was more like an apartment – large one of over 2200 sq feet that included
two comfortable bedrooms with spacious attached bathrooms,
a living cum dining room that was not just large and airy but also furnished very tastefully and minimally with some fantastic African art. The kitchen was Sikandalous ! I would love to cook in it in India , but here that’s not going to happen here !
For the main course we both opted for a dish of Baby Kingklip – this was a foot long and cooked in lemon butter with freshly crushed black pepper – again excellent .A hurried walk around the waterfront ( warnings about the dark side of dangerous Cape Town buzzing in my head ) we headed back to our hotel and were out for the count .
An unusual squirrel kept us entertained
as did a couple of almost human birds and ducks .
We ate a delicious roasted butternut salad ( a first for me ) .
Chin ordered a Minced mutton ‘ bunny chow ‘ – very nice again – almost like our keema – later we figured why , once the Taj connection was discovered .
I again ordered a kingklip – this time more like a steak served with what seemed like couscous and a salad . All beautifully presented – and tasted great too .
We saw patches of starkness – sandstone and brown weeds that dramatically opened onto flowering shrubs .
Fortunately it was a sunny afternoon, which made the cold winds at that height somewhat tolerable .
My dish was too ‘ meaty ‘ , the sauce sweet and overall awful .
Chin ate some fantastic squid ! Not to give up , as I am told the Baraai is quite special , we are headed off again tonight to another South African meal !