The Left Bank

On April 27 Tim and I went across the Susquhanna river and had dinner at The Left Bank Restaurant in York PA.

For appetizers we ordered Flash Fried Calamari in a spicy banana pepper parmesan cream and Warm Brie Cheese Brûlée with blueberry compote, candied nuts and artisan crostini. I ordered Pan Seared Dayboat Scallops with smoked ham hock broth, red potato, pearl onions, sweet English peas and heirloom carrots. Tim had the Dijon Basted Domestic Lamb Prime Rib Chops crimini Mushroom risotto, grilled asparagus, heirloom carrots and mint & orange gremolata. We shared a Vanilla Crème Brûlée for dessert.

Visit The Left Bank website at www.leftbankyork.com.

©2017 Joanne Bender

Sprout

On March 28 Tim and I stopped by Sprout in Lancaster PA for lunch. This is the second restaurant of Vy Banh, the owner of Rice and Noodles, also in Lancaster.

We ordered several dishes to share; Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork, Banh Mi with Pork Skin and Sausage, Chicken Rice Noodle Soup and a corn pudding for dessert.

Visit the Sprout website at www.riceandnoodlesrestaurant.com.

©2017 Joanne Bender

Cape Winelands Overview

While on holiday in South Africa, I made a visit to the wine region in the Western Cape Province. The first stop was Cape Town, and then an area called Hemel en Aarde followed by Franschhoek and then Wellington. This podcast gives a short overview of the restaurants I visited during the trip.

If you are interested in taking a food and wine centered tour to South Africa, please contact me at feedback@reservethispodcast.com.

©2017 Joanne Bender

Corlea Fourie Interview

In a previous podcast I spoke to Carla Bosman of the Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington. That same day, I had a unique opportunity to talk to the wine maker at Bosman, Corlea Fourie when we talked about her wine making philosophy, favourite cultivars and the South African wine making industry.

Visit the Bosman Family Vineyard website at bosmanwines.com.

If you would like to plan a food and wine centered visit to South Africa, contact Joanne at feedback@reservethispodcast.com.

©2017 Joanne Bender

Bosman Family Vineyards

As you know, I am on holiday in South Africa and there are many excellent vineyards!

One of my favourite vineyards is the Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington. I had a lovely visit with Carla Bosman which resulted in this very special podcast.

Also watch out for part 2 where I talk to the winemaker, Corlea Fourie

Visit the Bosman Family Vineyard website at bosmanwines.com.

If you would like to plan a food and wine centered visit to South Africa, contact Joanne at feedback@reservethispodcast.com.

©2017 Joanne Bender