I finally managed to grab a last minute holiday over Easter and decided to visit friends in Cape Town. This is home from home for me and I thought the weather can only be good. Sadly the rain followed me, so my tan is not progressing as well as I had hoped, but this place continues to entertain in the best way.

The daily changing menu at Karoux

The daily changing menu at Karoux

We have embarked on a little side trip this week to McGregor which may not be the most vibrant of places but it suits my need for a chillax. We had a couple of great days by the pool at our B&B, a fabulous massage from Deirdre and tonight a perfect meal at Karoux. Chef and front of house couple Ryan and Amy have hit the mark as far as I can see in their first few weeks of taking over this restaurant. There is a friendly atmosphere, a homely menu and some good honest cooking.

Chef Ryan is a credit to his place

Chef Ryan is a credit to his place

As someone who is trying to figure out a brand new restaurant concept for my current client, what appeals to me about this place is the simplicity. This is like eating in your own home, without having to do all the work. We were told that Ryan has only two burners, makes everything from scratch and sources as much from the locals as he can, such as the goats cheese which is a weekend sideline for the town’s dentist! It was fabulous fried as a little crunchy breaded garnish on the tomato risotto. The whole meal was amazing value, costing less for 3 of us than a meal for one would cost in London. And everything came up piping hot, well seasoned, simply served and delicious. This is indeed a winning formula that many would do well to emulate.

My chicken pie & salad was wonderful

My chicken pie & salad was wonderful

It is lovely to see a couple make a go of somewhere like this and I truly hope that the first 3 weeks have set the future for these two in this off the beaten track treasure.

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