Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

White Port Aperitif

White Port Aperitif

Oh I love to have an aperitif starting a lovely dinner....
It adds so much to good food and to the atmosphere.
Here is a aperitif we tasted during a two weeks trip along South Africa’s Garden Route.
We finally managed to make a reservation at Serendipity in Wilderness.
At first we were led in a kind of living room, here the menu was explained to us and we had the choice of different kinds of an aperitif.
We did choose this one and were delighted.

White Port Aperitif


A good quality White Port (very well chilled)
One organic Lemon


Fill the Port into a champagne glass.
Add some zests of lemon ( if you do not have a zester, don't worry...peel the Lemon with a potato peeler, without having too much of the white on the lemon peel and then use a sharp knife to make very thin stripes of lemon).
Add about 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
The juice should not interfere with the taste of the Port, but merely support it and fresh the taste up a bit.

White Port Aperitif

Cheers !!

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