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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another one bites the dust

Guys, I must apologise in advance for my posts in the next few days. As I wade my way through oysters, wine and planning a wedding I'm afraid this blog might be a bit neglected. But I need you to know I am not neglecting YOU. I still love YOU as much as ever. I love your laugh, your bum, the silly little way you toss your hair from your face when you eat pasta...

Aaaaaaaaaanyway, I have some good news and some bad news. I always start with the bad news so here we go. Nova, one of Cape Town's most exciting restaurants, is closing down. With Richard Carstens at the helm, there is a general feeling with those "in-the-know" that his style of food was simply too advanced. Like me when I wear my running tights, people just weren't ready for it. This is a very sad day for me, as I really loved that place. It was one of my first reviews (http://jamiewhatshisname.blogspot.com/search/label/Restaurant%20review) and I am bummed to see them close their doors. 

The good news is that the team behind Beluga and Sevruga are working on something new. Called, "Blonde", it seems their new spot will be aimed at fine dining and will only be open for dinner. There isn't too much info out there on this one but watch this space. You know, and I know, that when there is word on the street I will be bringing it to you IMMEDIATELY. 

Well, I better get going. Oysters await. 

Jamie Who


Hopeful said...

Aw bummed about this - just read an article in an inflight magazine raving about Nova, was looking forward to trying it next time I was in Cape Town.
Clearly the restaurant industry is taking huge strain, really hope we don't see any more casualties...

Jamie Who said...

There is indeed huge strain on the industry. It is sad when chefs as talented as Richard are the victims. Like Bruce Robertson, maybe he has a few tricks up his sleeve?