Hi weirdos :),
Wow, what a weekend have I had! A little morning Saturday hike, a cooking class with Claire Allen at Hirsh’s Homestore in Milnerton, the Cape Town Jazz Festival and followed by a chilled Sunday at the Newlands Spring Market and rounded with sushi for dinner! I am a short break from University for Easter. Hence I decided to do something special for you guys. there’s a special announcement further down. Anyway, as many of you know I am vegetarian and leaning towards veganism so when I heard 12 Apostles started a vegan high tea I had to try it out! Lucky me, I actually got invited and attended on my birthday(17th March).
I have never been to the 12 Apostles hotel so that’s another tick on my bucket list. I feel like since this was a milestone birthday (I am not revealing my age lol!) this was quite the apt setting. What I actually mean is “boy was this view freaking breath-taking!!!” If you watched my Instagram stories you would have seen a little snippet. I wish I had a camera to capture the beauty of the ocean and Lions head from the balcony but even that would not do it justice.
After partying the night away on Friday evening, the coffee was absolutely necessary and it’s bottomless might I add (obvs I had two). The Cappucino was really good and that’s coming from somebody who’s a bit of a coffee snob. They have a range of infusion Ceylon teas and other drinks. Of course they have almond milk and soy milk too!
Pastry Chef Gina Marziani’s variety of vegan delicacies are presented on an oval shaped 3 tiered stand filled with mini sandwiches, wraps, forest berry jellies, Valrhona Manjari chocolate cake, peanut bons bons, banana bread, dark chocolate cake, scones and the coconut panacotta. There was also a mini vegetable crudité dip to refresh your palette. Also, some lovely jams to use on your scones. Lets not forget the mesmerizing view!
My favourite has to be the chocolate cake and the forest berry jellies. Their service was excellent as well as their hospitality. My boyfriend that accompanied me is not a vegetarian/vegan but he enjoyed it! I think if a non-vegan is satisfied then they have done a good job! Between the both of us there was so much that we could not finish it all.
I admire that they included an all vegan high tea which many people are becoming interested in as it is more sustainable for the environment. Albeit, not everything was too my taste (I am kinda picky) I definitely think it was pleasant and an experience I would indulge in again.
The vegan high tea at 12 Apostles costs R375 person (you may share) and it’s between 10am and 4pm daily. You need to book a day in advance and you can read more on their website here. P.S. you can take your pet with too and order them something from their pet menu.
I will post a blog post daily this week, Monday to Friday as I did in my September break.
xx Miss Dhanusha
Disclaimer: I was invited by the 12 Apostles to try out their vegan menu as a trade exchange. All thoughts and opinions are my 100% honest views.