a very mellow day
Last night we took about 15 of Jessica's friends and bunk mates out for dinner. It was really fun to meet everyone. A real international crew. Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Boston, Texas, California, South Africa, and more. Hearing about their explorations in South Africa and also where they came from to get here was great. No doubt an incredible experience for all of them.
The following day Jessica had to write a paper and she wasn't feeling too good either so we took it easy. At one point I took a short stroll outside to the craft market which is pure shlock. We took advantage of the spa later in the afternoon and that was the day in a nutshell. Kind of nice to just relax.
Before dinner Jessica had to turn in her paper. You have to turn in your paper by a certain time through email and also drop off a printed copy of the paper on campus. A bit archaic but that is the system. The campus looks over Cape Town. Another beautiful view.
For dinner we went to Beluga. Beluga is located in an area that we had eaten in last time I was here in 2004. At that point it was the beginnings of old warehouses being taken over and now it is really built up. The restaurant reminds me of the type of places that were big in NYC during the mid-80's. Large restaurants with a great vibe and vast menu. Makes everyone happy and you really can't go wrong.
I went for the lamb ribs. We had lamb ribs this summer at South Edison in Montauk and they were so good. These were probably roasted about 12 hours and then they take them off the bone for you so you don't get your fingers sticky. They are finished off with an Asian bbq paste with large potato fries on the side and crunchy onion rings. I am making sure to find a butcher to get lamb ribs for me when I get back to NYC.
Went back to the hotel and crashed.