Easter in St Francis
St Francis really busied up towards the end of last week starting with a very successful and interesting Open your Eyes – Sterilize function at Dune Ridge Country House on Thursday morning . This was followed on Thursday evening with an excellent Beer / Wine – Food Pairing at St Francis Brewing Company where once again Chef Dan Hoffmann showed his pedigree as one of the most creative and talented chef’s in the region.
Friday saw the opening of the new Rock Lily
in Cape St Francis where the opening celebration stretched on through the weekend supported by a huge crowd on Friday night with revellers rocking the night away through to the early hours of Saturday morning. Saturday night had Wendy Oldfield back visiting Cape St Francis entertaining the crowd. Also on Friday night whilst revellers were “wetting the baby’s head” at Rock Lily, Dune Ridge Country House was holding their own fully booked, food – wine pairing that had proved so popular that Sarah Swanepoel of Dune Ridge arranged a repeat pairing function for the Saturday night where diners again enjoyed what is has become a well-supported event on the Dune Ridge dining calendar.
And there is more to come over the next week.
On Thursday evening (24th), Dune Ridge will be open for dinner bookings and you will need to call Sarah on either 042 294 1560 or 082 500 to secure a table as well as for their Easter Sunday Lunch. St Francis Links of course will serving up their curry at the ;Famous Wednesday Curry Night’ and they too are offering an Easter Sunday Lunch so call The Links on 042 200 0045 to book for either one or both of these popular events.
The Brewery will be offering live music to go with their great beer on Saturday 25th and of course their not to be missed Sunday Roast which Linky whispered in our ear promises to be as good as ever with maybe a little something extra but we will let readers know more about this later in the week but don’t wait if you want to experience the best Sunday Roast, call the brewery on 063 274 3743 to book for Sunday as it is bound to be fully booked in no time.
Travelling down South, Rock Lily will have the very popular Francois Hugo and Rob Thompson entertaining the crowd on Wednesday evening and the Looker Reunion Band performing on Saturday night.
On Sunday at the Links the Annual SuperSpar ”Big Easter Egg Hunt” starts at 10:00 so bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny and to search for the hidden Easter treasure.
Easter Monday kicks off with the Open your Eyes – Sterilize “Walkies” Dog Walk or Run also at St Francis Links at 07:30am. Entry is R50 per dog so bring your mutts and join in the fun and give your pooch a little Easter exercise and social interaction. At 9:00am the draw for the R12000 Trolley Dash Olympics takes place at The Village Square Superspar so get your tickets this week so that you can be in with a chance. With Jo Brown MC for the event it is bound to be a lot of fun with more than a few laughs.
For paddlers, the annual ‘King of the Kromme’ starts from the St Francis Bay Paddling Club’s new headquarters at Quaysyde Restaurant at 10:00 on Easter Monday with the King raced over a 20 kilometre course through the canals, up the Kromme and back to finish at Quaysyde. A shorter event of just 12 kilometres is also be held for those not wishing to race in the main event and a wonderful opportunity for biginners to get their paddles wet.
We will keep you advised on any other events as the week progresses.