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The food at Prana is complimented by the fine
crockery and cutlery...
even if you are dining in your room.
Unlike many botique properties,
at Prana there are three meals a day...
PLUS afternoon tea and cake!
My wife and I had arrived in time for lunch...
This was her choice:
Herbed potato Rosti topped with slithers if smoked salmon trout,
orgabic garden greens, cucumber ribbons
and topped with creme fraiche.
I on the other hand had this...
Oven roasted butternut served with toasted pumpkin seeds,
organic greens and grilled haloumi cheese.
Topped with a walnut praline drizzled with a honey and mustard dressing
All set for afternoon tea...
Which I decided to give a miss,
as we had had lunch late.
It was pouring with rain,
so we decided to have dinner in our room.
Delicate Prawn and avocado salad with vegetable brunoise to start
Exotic mushroom and leek soup with biltong dust!
Pan grilled tender chicken breast fillets in a herb and Parmesan crust
And to finish...
Creme Brulee with an African twist...
Breakfast was always started with a fruit platter.
I could NOT resist.
French toast topped with crispy bacon, Brie cheese
and drizzled with organic honey.
My wife's choice...
Creamy scrambled eggs topped with avo,
slithers of oak smoked salmon trout
and creme fraiche
We had no sooner finished breakfast
and we were asked what time we would like lunch!
Cajun fillet medallions served with rustic potato wedges,
drizzled with a cool cucumber and yogurt dressing.
More meals in Part 2
We were lazy and once again asked for room service at dinner time.
Parmesan toast round topped with sauteed exotic mushrooms.
Cream of artichoke soup with hints of cauliflower.
Prime fillet splashed with a red wine reduction sauce
Pan grilled duck breast drizzled with a bitter citrus jus.
Decadent lemon polenta cake served with a vanilla bean creme anglaise.
And it was time for breakfast...
My wife decided to have the proverbial
While I tried the fluffy three egg omelette.
Something cool to drink to keep hydrated in the hot weather
A "light" lunch...
An organic Prana Garden salad.
Homemade bruschetta topped with crumbed chicken breast,
drizzled in a tangy homemade mayonnaise.
And a most delicious carrot cake was on offer.
We decided to be adults for our final dinner,
so we got dressed and ate in the dining room
No...sparkling water actually
What a meal this was...
Crispy tempura aubergine topped with tomato,
parmesan and olive oil salsa.
A most delicious roasted red pepper and tomato soup.
With hints of honey and coconut milk
Pan fried fish fillets topped with a parmesan crust.
And probably the BEST veal brisket I have EVER eaten!
Slow roasted for six hours in a rich tomato and red wine jus
My dessert...sans chocolate.
And my wife's...
A final breakfast before we headed back to East London airport.
But this time with haloumi cheese, basil pesto and fresh tomato.
Hear what pastry chef Janine Els had to say:
Each of the rooms is different, and all (except the Forest Suite )
have a small private swimming pool.
To see where I stayed on my last visit,
use this link:
To find out more about what this venue has to offer,
Europcar, the official car rental supplier
to "Travel & Things"