Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands, Cape Town
De Waal Park, Gardens
The crust on the Tarte Tartin (R 55) is properly buttery and flaky, and the rhubarb’s tang plays well with vanilla ice cream. And in case you might have been hoping for a trio of ice cream like the pigtailed little girl, you are strongly advised to opt for the Iced Gateau (R 55): iced strawberry and lemon gateau with Cointreau infusion. The creamy not-too-tart layers for the sweet tooth, the tiniest whiffs of the Cointreau for a breezy citrus taste – it’s everything a grown-up summer dessert should be.
Inspired by her recent travels, and the intrinsic and convoluted inner and outer journeys she experiences, printmaker Sarah Pratt presents a body of work simply titled Away. Using pen, ink and gouache, this series of work explores other-worldliness in the most literal sense.
With the trees as a stage backdrop and the stars adding a twinkle that stage lights could never muster, a production of Les Sylphides could not ask for a better stagehand than Mother Nature. This non-narrative piece sees the beautiful, mythical Sylphes (spirits of the air) dancing to works by Chopin, enhancing the already esoteric air of the works themselves. With no storyline to follow, the audience merely has to sit back and enjoy the beautiful music and the equally beautiful dancers.