This post is late. One, because I have been putting it off for too long, I couldn’t quite decide on how to write it as some of the parts were positive and others negative. I don’t really think Ive ever done a negative review, and I wasn’t sure how to review something negatively without the post sounding too harsh. Ive just decided to be my honest self and see how it goes.
The second reason for this post being so late is that Ive been sick with flu for a week now, being high as a kite on flu meds didn’t inspire me to do much blogging.
So here we go, my honest review of the Taste of Cape Town. The attention to detail was beautiful, I unfortunately couldn’t photograph it all as it was very crowded. This is the food stall of a well-known and slightly over-priced bakery in Cape Town. I was incredibly disappointed with their items, more on this later. Brownie cheesecake ice lolly, who thinks of these wonderful concoctions, I loved this variety, something different from the usual. These were amazing, spinach and mushroom dumplings with sweet chilli sauce, I had some, my sister had some and then I even went back to get some more of them, they were THAT good.
mushroom and parmesan Gnocchi, also amazing. They used exotic and wild mushrooms which added more flavour and texture to the overall dish. now, onto the disappointing bits, I bought a Guinness and brown sugar cupcake, two cake pops, and a white chocolate and blueberry tart. Firstly the cupcake was tasteless and very dry, then the cake pops were oily inside and quite inedible, they also were a bit oddly shaped, and not all the same size? That may sound like Im being overly fussy, but for the price and reputation this bakery has, I was a little disheartened but it. Then for the worst of it, the blueberry tart, the pastry shell had clearly been patched up in places along the bottom and sides, and it was millimeters thin in some places and then incredibly thick and undercooked in other places. The white chocolate filling was ok, however, I could have done with more blueberry, and not just a tiny sauce swirl on the top. Perhaps fresh blueberries inside the filling? To end off on a more positive note, this is a gluten free, salted chocolate bar from Yummi bakery. I could do with another one (or two) right now, they were delicious.
I will go again next year, as I did love the experience as a whole, It did end up being quite expensive, as you purchase food tickets, and that leads you to forgetting how much you are actually spending there.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post,