Right, so halloween is just around the corner folks… mwha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. And if you’re into all things creepy, crawly, scary & totally gross, you’re gonna looooove the 8th edition of the SA Horrorfest.
Kicking off tomorrow eve at The Labia Theatre (68 Orange St, Gardens) and running until 2 Nov, you will be able to check out all kinds of horror flicks, from the great classics to some seriously hectic new stuff.
I love horror movies. I just can’t watch them all the way through. I usually chicken out once that creepy / high tension music starts playing in the background, then close my eyes and rely on my friends telling me what’s happening. Hehe. That’s usually followed by sleeping with a nightlight for about a week after, but I just can’t get enough!
This year’s theme is Frankenstein, so of course there will be a couple of movies related to Dr Victor Frankenstein’s monster, but in total there will be 27 movie screenings, including feature films (with 3 South African productions), documentaries, short films and even an audience participation Rocky Horror Picture Show screening.
For all the movie options and tickets, hop on over to Quicket over here. Oh and… be afraid… be very very afraid…26 October
I’ve raved about La Mouette and their amazing 6 course tasting menus plenty of times… why? Cause they’re always soooooo good. This past weekend I tried their Spring tasting menu and as usual it did not disappoint.
This is just a quick post to try and tempt you into trying it for yourself… cause I’m evil like that.
We kicked off with:
- Pea soup mint oil, confit onion, yoghurt, cheese and truffle croquettes (below left)
- Salt and pepper prawns artichoke puree, brioche croutons, rocket, pecorino, tomato and truffle dressing (below bottom)
- Pan-fried line fish char-grilled green beans, dry roasted hazelnuts, ricotta, hollandaise (below right)
Then moved on to:
- Moroccan style lamb confit shoulder, crispy pastilla, smoked aubergine puree, tomato harissa (below top left)
- Apple and custard custard panacotta, green apple foam, warm cinnamon doughnut (below right)
- Lemon meringue pie lemon curd, marshmallows, short bread, lemon grass and lime leaf ice cream (below bottom left)
Of course as always, they have a vegetarian menu as well. So for courses 2, 3 & 4 you’d swap out for the following:
- Jerusalem artichoke salad salt and pepper Artichoke, puree, crisps, brioche croutons, rocket, pecorino
- Beans & ricotta char-grilled green beans, dry roasted hazelnuts, ricotta, hollandaise
- Butternut squash risotto brioche croutons and smoked onion foam
Every dish was like a beautiful little piece of art and the flavours were insanely good. So for that, this menu gets a Miss K Kiss-o-Meter rating of:
Loved every crumb and wanted to lick my plate clean! There’s certainly a damn good reason why this restaurant remains one of my favourites. The Spring menu only costs R185, so it’s a really really good deal and to make a reservation, you can just call them on 021 433 0856.