Saturday, December 31, 2011

Menu for a Summer Lunch

Our menu for our Tweede Nuwe Jaar lunch under the tree is taking shape. January 2nd, "Second New Year", is the traditional day when the Cape Minstrels take to the streets to parade in Mardi Gras-like colours and garb, playing and singing in the New Year. Perhaps I can get out the gramophone for our own musical tribute. All it needs is cranking. Except that rain threatens. If it's wet we'll make a plan, but it will be Interesting.

So lunch is looking like this, based on what my early morning shopping turned up:

Tweede Nuwe Jaar Menu

Chilled Bing Cherry and Buttermilk Soup with Sparkling Rosé


Red Pepper Mousse

Burrata with Cherry Tomatoes and Purple Basil


Baby Chickens Roasted with Garden Herb Stuffing

Fennel, Fig, Goat Cheese and Preserved Lemon Salad with Fresh Lemon Dressing

Nectarine and Basil Salad with Shallot Dressing

Marinated Vegetables


Warm Blackberry Crumble with Thick Cream

Grenadilla Crunchy-Sugar Pavlova

(Or should I make a delicate black chocolate tart instead? Or an almond and chocolate tart? Help!)


  1. You forgot to say what time we should arrive ... Happy New Year!

  2. Oh my mouth is watering. It was the warm blackberry crumble that pushed me over the edge. Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones. Special shout out to Estorbo of course. *grin*

  3. Mouth watering, heart sinking and envy exploding, I've decided to focus on the little X's. And cheese fondue... ;-)

  4. Blackberry crumble and grenadilla pavlova (if that means passion fruit) because they are both summery! You know I'm a chocolate fanatic, but when the fruit is ripe it calls out to me. And pavlova never disappoints.

  5. Oh my Marie!

    Fanie and I are salivating and I am now counting the sleeps till Tuesday :) x
    PS- Couldn't begin to choose between the desserts....

  6. Oooooh. Can't wait!
    Karen/Marie - Monday, yes?

  7. jelli - well, ?

    webb - whenever you can make it would be fine!

    Donatella senza Pavlova - about to start on the pastry topping...happy New Year, too...^^

    Beence - I meess you. xxx

    Ellen, yep passion fruit. Meringue is ready.

    Karen - happy 22nd Anniversary :-) Monday.

    Rosie - yes, Monday. Karen started celebrating early :-)

  8. Happy New Year to all! :)

  9. Everything apart from the baby chickens please, and a generous helping of that warm blackberry crumble with thick cream - taste of home. Should I bring a bottle? :)

  10. Sounds delicious. As always :-) Happy new year!


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