PEACHES AND CREAM @ THE PONTAC MANOR HOTEL
29th APRIL 2021
April and the weather today started off with a light drizzle and somewhat cooler weather! However, this did not dampen the spirits of 24 people who eagerly boarded the coach from the Constantia area & Tableview.
First stop was GERBER & CO on the R45 where their coffee machine could not maintain all the orders! Some purchases were made – albeit only books, cakes etc. We were soon all back on the coach heading to the SIMONDIUM GUILD BUSINESS PARK where STILLMAN DISTILLERY (make divine Gin) & FANGLASSTIC (fantastic glass product only opening to the public on Saturday 1st May – so we had a ‘sneak preview’. Ronel was charming and it was heartening to hear her story how she had started in the garage of her home with a passion for making glass products. Their newly installed glass factory with all the equipment is raring to go – the products make fabulous gifts and is a must-go-to when on the R45 to Paarl.
After our visit to FANGLASSTIC and STILLMAN DISTILLERY many ladies got armed with purchases to head to our lunch venue – PEACHES AND CREAM @ THE PONTAC MANOR HOTEL. Because of the inclement weather they seated us in the Pontac Manor Hotel dining room – a lovely room from a bygone era!
Anika always has rave reviews on Trip Advisor and her team is well known for the quality of food that comes out of the kitchen.
Our Menu comprised:
* Chicken breasts with spinach and feta filling, wrapped in bacon – Served with roast veggies & a bit of mash
* OR Bobotie – Yellow rice, tomato sambal and pumpkin fritters
* OR Smoked Salmon Salad—Smoked Salmon Trout, Cucumbers, Red Onions; Feta, Avo,
Capers, Green Olives and Fresh lemon dressing.
* Quiche served with potato salad & a green salad OR vegetarian pancake (Spinach, Mozarella & Feta) & a small side salad served with roast veg
or pumpkin fritters
* Slice of cake of the day
* OR Pancakes with ice cream and berry coulis
* Filter coffee to be served with dessert!
COMMENTS FROM THE GROUP
Jenny – “Thanks so much for the wonderful day at Paarl – such interesting stops and delicious lunch”
Elaine – “Thank you Carol and Brian once again for a fabulous outing. It was so uplifting being with all the ladies again. Really good for my soul and made me realise just how much this companionship has meant in my life over the past years”
Cilla – “Thank you – I had a great time and appreciate all the effort you both go to in planning our days out”