A few weeks ago I won a prize - jointly sponsored by the House & Leisure lifestyle magazine and an olive farm (Buffet Olives) - an al fresco lunch for ten friends, and yesterday was the day! We were picked up by a coach and driven to a beautiful spot outside Paarl, about an hour from Cape Town.
Almost there!You'd be forgiven for thinking that the coach dropped us off in Greece ... Walking through the olive grove to the lunch spot ... some of the party are lagging behind, getting quite happy on martinis with olives!Arrival at the stunning spot chosen for our lunch - next to a waterfall!Our table set beautifully with sparkling glasses and cutlery, linen and olive branches!Our charming wine waiter, who kindly refilled and refilled (!) our glasses. The four courses were all brought up from the main building by golf carts - I should've taken a picture!
Friends and family, good food (and lots of olives!), wine, a fantastic spot (next to a cascading waterfall) - what more could one want from life?
(2nd picture from top taken by Lana May Davis, the rest by moi)