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
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
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.
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.