Thursday Dinner Menus for September 2012

Happy People Eat At Indulgence Cafe

These are the delicious menus that are lined up for Thursday Night Dinners at Indulgence Cafe…………make sure we have your booking early

For the moment, whilst our license is pending, you are welcome to bring your own alcohol

Thursday September Menu

6 Sept
Sweetcorn chowder with home-baked mini loaf bread
Beef Fillet in puff pastry parcels with mushroom sauce, separate
Mashed potato
Or
Mussels in spicy Thai peanut satay gravy served with jasmine rice, top with basil and coriander
Or
Tofu baked in vine leaves with fresh oregano and served with lemon wedges
Warm chocolate sponge pudding and berries

13 Sept
Grilled brown mushroom filled with spinach and feta topped with mozzarella & home-baked roll
Butternut pasta pillows topped with bolognaise sauce and blue cheese crumbled
Or
Baby chickens stuffed with lemon and herb, boiled buttery baby potatoes, chopped parsley, sweet corn fritters
Or
Tofu and peanut stir fry with vegetables and jasmine rice
Open apple and caramel pizzas with thick cream on the side

20 Sept
Avocado half filled with Waldorf salad
Roast pork belly with chunky apple sauce, crusty roast potatoes
Or
Seared salmon with lemony minty salsa Verde, julienned vegetables, brown rice and lentils
Or
Mushroom pie topped with puff crust, mashed potatoes
Bananas, pineapple and marshmallows with separate choc sauce

27 Sept
Fresh asparagus tartlet
Good old fashioned roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, roast giant potato
Or
Chicken and vegetable stir fry with sesame seeds, jasmine rice soy and lime
Or
Brinjal steaks with sauce
Mini trifles with sherry

We cannot wait to feed you!

The Lollipop Monthly September 2012

This is yours truly with the very enigmatic John Connolly

Greetings and Salutations Spring Bunnies 🙂

Is the bounce back in your step? Are the blossoms on the trees? I know I was looking at the cutest puppies the other day thinking hmmmmmmm, do I feel like getting another dog, so it must be SPRINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, bounce, bounce, bounce. I am a little springy today! I still think there may well be a little more cold snapping at our heels before winter releases its grip completely but boing, boing, boing, bounce, bounce, bounce is definitely knocking on the shutters demanding to be let in!

We had some really awesome Bloody Book Week events here in association with Jenny & Co, and the Sunday Times. I managed to get my piccie taken with all of them, Mark Gimenez, Andrew Brown, John Connolly and the man himself Jeffery Deaver. I have to say that they were fun, funny, great to listen to and the whole experience was incredible fun and very entertaining! You know, now I get to say, my friend Jeffery in name drop fashion. Strangely enough the one I really enjoyed the most was our own home grown Cape Town advocate, Andrew Brown. He is very special, he chatted to Mark Gimenez superbly and he talks like a Safrican or maybe I just like our local boys more because local is very lekker! Have posted pictures to the blog to please follow the link to see it all in its Bloody Book Week glory! There are even videos that will go up on our YouTube account……………..at some point

This is moi with Jeffery Deaver


John Connolly being interviewed by journalist Victor Dlamini


Mark Gimenez wowing the audience


Signing books and taking it all in their stride, Andrew Brown and Mark Gimenez

I would love to tell you this newsletter is going to be short and sweet but it isn’t and it won’t be but I will try. Just think, the blog version is even longer but it is much prettier hahahahahahah

The Calendar: September
1st Spring Day and AuthorTalk
6th Dinner at Indulgence
13th Dinner at Indulgence
20th Dinner at Indulgence
24th Heritage Day Lamb on a Spit
27th Dinner at Indulgence

Spring Day 1st September Lunch & AuthorTalk
We have combined a fabulous spring day lunch with an emerging superstar author who has just won the prestigious UJ Debut Book Literary Award! So on Saturday the 1st of September join us for a stunning light 3 course lunch and meet Terry Westby-Nunn author of Sea of Wise Insects.
There will be leis, streamers and pretty flowers in abundance……………….join us, celebrate spring!

The cover of Sea of Wise Insects by Terry Westby-Nunn


About the Book & the Author:
A remarkable and gripping tale with shades of Jeanette Winterson and
JM Coetzee, Sea of Wise Insects’ exquisite prose is a delight.
Fate has it in for the oddball loner secretary Alice Wolfe. Not only has
she lost her dog, Pluto, her husband-to-be, Ralph, and a finger, but she’s
about to lose her freedom.
Her body is covered in scars from accidents over the years, and everyone
she’s ever loved has mysteriously disappeared. She claims she’s a magnet
for bad luck. But others see her as a brooding misfit with a missing finger,
a borderline cutter, a stitched-up freak show. Following the death of her
brother’s beautiful, superficial fiancée, Veronica, in a sinister car accident
on Table Mountain, Alice is arrested. As the trial hurtles towards her,
Alice interrogates her past. What could her memories of the macabre
Hotel Tisca in London, where she fell in love with her enigmatic ex-fiancé
Ralph, have to do with Veronica’s death? What is Alice’s family hiding?
Where are Ralph and her brother Andrew – and what really happened
to her dog Pluto? Do the answers lie in a chilling, badly-written novella,
‘The Sea of Wise Insects’, which Alice is convinced Ralph wrote? Or
will Alice’s journey through her warped memory world – an offbeat
landscape of betrayal, love, luck, secrets, mutilation and death – really be
able to shed any light on her dark past?
Terry Westby-Nunn spends most of her time directing, filming,
editing, scripting, writing and walking up mountains. She has made
documentaries, short films, music videos, video art and has written
several poems. She lives in Cape Town.
She holds the following degrees:
A Bachelor of Journalism, specializing in Television and Film, from
Rhodes University (1994)
A Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town (2009)
FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/405011259562890/

COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Coffee Talk
I haven’t chatted about coffee plungers for ages but we got in this delicious French roast which is rich and robust, come and try a plunger out @ R28, there is enough coffee in each one for 3 cups. Definitely worth the price and the indulgence!

Dinner At Indulgence

Dinner at Indulgence

Our Thursday dinners are really picking up nicely and I know we are going to rock for the summer. The menus for September are up and available on the blog, so click the link and it will take you straight there to have a look. Very shortly our new website will be back up for you to peruse and all the links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the blog will be on there as well! We had a record crowd for dinner this past Thursday so booking is really essential as we only cook what we need. Soon our liquor license will be here and we will be able to offer you wine paired to your meal or an interesting beer! Just watch this space for news! Below are menus for the first two weeks of September ………….
6 Sept
Sweetcorn chowder with home-baked mini loaf bread
Beef Fillet in puff pastry parcels with mushroom sauce, separate
Mashed potato
Or
Mussels in spicy Thai peanut satay gravy served with jasmine rice, top with basil and coriander
Or
Tofu baked in vine leaves with fresh oregano and served with lemon wedges
Warm chocolate sponge pudding and berries

13 Sept
Grilled brown mushroom filled with spinach and feta topped with mozzarella & home-baked roll
Butternut pasta pillows topped with bolognaise sauce and blue cheese crumbled
Or
Baby chickens stuffed with lemon and herb, boiled buttery baby potatoes, chopped parsley, sweet corn fritters
Or
Tofu and peanut stir fry with vegetables and jasmine rice
Open apple and caramel pizzas with thick cream on the side …………

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana


Jewish New Year
The Jewish New Year is rolling back around and as always out pantry will be groaning with food for you to take home for the night of the 16th of September. It is a Sunday so we would ask you to collect your goodies on the Saturday afternoon so you are ready and raring to go.
We have everything from chopped herring and kichel to chopped liver and chicken soup. So if you would like a price list or to place an order please pop me a mail and I will send one to you.
Let me take this opportunity to wish all our Jewish clients a very sweet new year and well over the fast.
Click here for the link to the price list on the blog: https://lollipopsandme.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/rosh-hashana-price-list-september-2012/

The Peter Auret Trio playing their hearts out at Indulgence one Thursday Night


Heritage Day 24 September
Celebrate Heritage Day with us in perfect Braai style with another fabulous South African tradition, a lamb on a spit combined with some live music to while away the afternoon. There will be loads of delicious nummies to eat, spring salads, delicious desserts and tender and juicy lamb in abundance with mint jelly! Delicious! As always we will cater for the vegetarians amongst us with something absolutely delicious as well. Booking essential so I know if I should supersize the lamb or not! Am hoping to book this absolutely fabulous 3 piece jazz band or some other form of music for you. All in all it should be an ab fab day! The cost per head is R140
FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/278962862205785/

Having fun at Indulgence


Next month at Indulgence:
October brings us hopefully a liquor license, the new websites all up and running properly, a talk by SASSI on fish sustainability, an AuthorTalk, the quarterly Fetish and Kink Flea market and of course, the scary holiday……….Halloween! A jam packed as always!

Have a look at our Facebook pages:
http://www.facebook.com/theIndulgenceCafe
http://www.facebook.com/LollipopsCatering
http://www.facebook.com/lollipopscakes

Rosh Hashana Price List September 2012

Rosh Hashana 2012 price list

Chopped herring R95.00 per kilo
Danish herring R95.00 per kilo
Pickled fish R95.00 per kilo
Pickled fish balls R95.00 per kilo
Gefilte fish R95.00 per kilo
Baked gefilte fish loaf R95.00 per kilo
Chopped liver R95.00 per kilo
Tzimmes R180.00 per kilo
Chicken soup R40.00 per liter
Kneidlach R5.00 each
Curried butternut soup R40.00 per liter
Roast chicken R45 per kilo
Roast leg of lamb R180.00 per kilo
Roast chicken R45.00 per kilo
Roast potatoes R4.50 each
Potato latkes R6.00 each
Kichel R130 per kilo
Chocolate brownie cake, dairy and flour free, 8 slice R135.00
Orange cake, dairy and flour free, 8 slice R135.00
Meringue and fresh berry roulade, dairy free R185.00
Fresh fruit Pavlova R250
Babka with raisins R18 each

Orders in 500g and 1 kilos only
Please place your order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

We wish you a very happy and sweet New Year and well over the Fast

This Week at Indulgence Cafe and other good news!

Hello All you Fabulous People
Yes, it is me again! Sorry…………well not really but I am trying to be a leeetttlllleeeeeee sorry for continually popping up like this 

Am coming off my high after having met and hosted at Indulgence café 4 incredible authors, local boy made good Andrew Brown, Mark Gimenez, John Connolly and Jeffery Deaver. We had two very special events and if you were not here you really did miss out. Wait till next year is all I can say on that subject, but in the meantime ………….

On Thursday, Woman’s Day and a PUBLIC HOLIDAY we are going out on a limb or rather a horn in this instance and we do request your company at 10am. Come and spend the morning with is as we talk Rhinos! 300 odd have been lost to date this year. Help us to raise awareness and raise a little money as well. Vanessa Bezuidenhout of the Endangered Wildlife Trust will be talking about rhinos, mummies and orphans, Dr Kevin Semper will be talking stats, hunting, dehorning and other nitty-gritty bits and your very own ME will do a brief talk on Lawrence Anthony and his work. His book, The Last Rhino will be available for sale. Unfortunately however, if you want him to sign it you are going to have to pay the ferry man to get you to the other side as he passed away a few months ago 
We will have on show and for sale magnificent ceramics by Ann Rimbault, paintings and rhino art from a couple of local artists and at least 50% of the proceeds will go to rhino conservation. You have my word on that!
We will follow the talks with a breakfasty brunchy delicious meal. This whole morning will cost the princely sum of R80 and is for an incredibly good cause so please let me know if you are coming…………….and you might even get to see some of the Miss Earth finalists; failing which I will put on a bikini and stilettos for you (not bloody likely hahahahaha)

From the August newsletter, have amended the P word to something a little less risqué:
“Now about that Unicorn …..oops, horn
South Africa’s very own Unicorn is under attack. Our Rhinos are being poached to the point of extinction for their incredible horns. Help us contribute, in some small way, towards the conservation efforts that are being made by some very heroic organizations and people just like you and me. How can you do this? Come and spend Women’s Day with us. We are hosting an event that is open to everyone, except poachers at 10am on the 9th of August to raise awareness and hopefully to raise some money that we can contribute to the conservation of these incredibly majestic, almost prehistoric looking animals. This is a big event for us, we would like to make some small impact and do some good in any way we can.
We will have Vanessa Bezuidenhout from the Endangered Wildlife Trust as a guest speaker. Hopefully someone from the Lawrence Anthony Foundation will be here as well to chat about his book, The Last Rhino, a wildlife vet and possibly a surprise guest speaker as well. There will be incredible ceramic pots from ceramic artist Anne Rimbault, paintings, drawings and other rhino bits and pieces for sale. A huge chunk of the proceeds of these sales will go to the EWT so please dig deep and bring those credit cards to the party and go shopping! We will bring lunch to your table as well for the princely sum of R80 for two courses! The Lawrence Anthony book will also be on sale on the day.
Bookings pretty please. The event starts at 10am and ends around lunch time and is a public holiday so you can sit and chill with us……………..”

Rhino talk http://www.facebook.com/events/295648373866382/

Please note that we will NOT be open for dinner on Thursday 9 August but we will be back 16th!