When Freres Bistro opened three months ago I remember thinking ‘thats one for the list’, yesterday was THE day. So I take a while to get to all these delicious eateries in Town !!
The location is very easy to find, next to C’olcacchio on the Foreshore, and is a lovely Victorian Building on the corner of Hans Strydom, the one with the gorgeous broekielace* facade. (* beautiful filigree cast iron decorative panels, for the uninitiated)…….I digress,
The ‘Freres’ are Jason and Dylan Whitehead both with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, abley assisted by Daniel and Taryn. One immediately has the feeling that there’s a good team at work here. Love it !!
Giovanna and I were both impressed by the very clever and innovotive menu, so many personal twists on what could be a traditional menu choices…….OK GUYS BRING IT ON, but not before placing a chilled glass of Chardonnay in our eager hands !!
I was very tempted by the hearty onion soup also the Chorizo and white bean cassoulet but eventually
we decided upon a ‘con partir’ approach and went for a beautiful whole mini Camembert pot roasted with truffle oil and pine nuts accompanied by delicious home made very large croutons, wonderful taste combination and perfect for a cold rainy day.
The main course of Confit duck with black cherries and creamed potatoes…DIVINE !!! Trust me dear reader pure heaven on a plate……time for another Chardonnay, por favor ….rude not to really ??
Next time we visit will be with our respective spouses, why should we keep this place to ourselves after all ??
You can contact Freres on 021 418 1609 and www.freres.co.za or email@example.com
I am certainly looking forward to our return, maybe we’ll see you there, you really should you know, trust me…….
Have a lovely weekend reader, Paul and I are going to spend part of the weekend as guests at Laborie in Paarl, gorgeous place with lots of wine tastings and a superb restaurant……whats a girl to do ??