“Change is as good as a holiday” – or so the saying goes. Today the change was that we went straight to lunch in Somerset West! Arriving at about 11h00 at Pajamas and Jam in the Gants Plaza industrial area of Strand, many positive comments were heard about this new venue. An amazing place to lunch – our choices were put up on a blackboard and what a choice we all had.
Parmesan Pasta with slow roasted cherry tomatoes + sun dried tomatoes and yoghurt, sprinkled with parmesan and basil.
Seared Salmon salad – Norwegian salmon seared and served on smashed avo, with a coconut + coriander sauce, zucchini pasta and lightly grilled spring onions.
Watercress chicken salad – grilled chicken tossed in a honey mustard mayo sauce served with sundried tomatoes, sweet raisins and a drop of pesto.
Thai beef wok – served with baby spinach and zucchini pasta and rice vermicelli. Pan grilled skinny beans, beef fillet strips infused with honey soya + ginger and lemongrass. Dotted with cashew nuts and sweet potato + sesame falafel splashed with some chimichurri and accompanied by a chilli honey dressing on the side.
Blushing beetroot – poached beetroot cubed and served on chopped lettuce with red quinoa, a homemade beetroot humus sprinkled with mixed nuts and sweet raisins topped with deep fried chevin.
Dessert – was a divine lemon tart with dotted meringue on top OR a berry meringue!
Having made the choice, our lunches were served very efficiently – table by table! Delicious meals and a fabulous ambience to eat lunch, with Greek music playing the background. Definitely, a place to return to again!
A few went shopping at the Angel Shoe shop within walking distance – nothing like a new pair (or two) of shoes! Whilst at the shoe shop news broke of a helicopter crash just near us. A one-man helicopter had, sadly, crashed into the school ground with a fatality. The ladies in the shoe shop reported seeing the helicopter battling – sad to see ambulances rushing to the scene.
After this, a short drive down to the Strand pavilion where we arrived at 1.30pm (see what having an early lunch does – it gives you a full afternoon to enjoy!) Some went for a walk ; some chatted ; some went shopping!! and the hour quickly passed.
Constantia was our first drop off at just 3.45 pm (“Wow how great is this to be home this early”) and Tableview were home by about 4.30pm.
All in all a FUN day, with a bit of this and a bit of that!