Cape Town Does Street Food Very Well Indeed

Neil Pendock October 24, 2013 0

Victorian Robert Gray, first Anglican bishop of Cape Town, would be proud. His statue, erected by public subscription at the top of St. George’s Mall in Cape Town, serves as a perfect al fresco diner for the beautiful young frequenters of the EarthFair Market held every Thursday in the Mall. Why not everyday? It is quite appropriate too, as Bob founded Bishops in Rondebosch.

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Is SA wine missing a trick? While there are umbrellas for Durbanville Hills and even Amarula, the only wine today was the tasting offered by Daniel Pretorius from the Pendock Wine Gallery. Why no FNB Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc to go with the tuna biltong? The wines are fishy enough and there is an FNB branch 100m away. The tuna biltong comes from Hout Bay and is made by a family who own a boat.

Next to them are some olive tapanade makers from Montagu (above) and next to them some Boerenkaas boere. There is exotic food aplenty: Chinese, Japanese and even Venezuelan from Orinoco. Mostly organic, fresh and inexpensive, why waste your life following fine dining recommendations from Eat Out when you could be literally be eating out, under the protective gaze of Bishop Gray, whose statue is a reassuring shade of grey.

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