Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Random bits again

I have no logical stream of thought today (do I ever?), so here's bits of what's going on...

We finished off TSC's birthday with supper at Coco Bongo at Monte Casino. Having browsed around on all of Phillygirl's restaurant posts, I was planning on taking him to Soulsa or The Attic, but both are closed on Mondays.

I'm glad we ended up at Coco Bongo though. It was the best choice for my meat-loving man. He's long been raving about the "perfect steak" that he had nearly three years ago on our honeymoon and how no steak has ever matched up to it. Until now.

I had a bite, and I must admit (despite the fact that I don't ever order steak out - too many other more interesting things on the menu)... It was really good. So were my prawns (the Monday and Tuesday night 1kg of prawns for R100 special). The service was also really good, so despite the fact that it's inside Monte Casino (not my favourite place with its OTT Tuscan theme and permanent twilight), we will definitely go back for a second visit.

In other catch-up news, the weekend was full of highs and lows. Lows first...
  • Had to trek through to Pretoria on Friday in horrible traffic to sign-off our company's year-end financials. When TSC and I arrived at the office, it was deserted. They forgot to tell us they'd moved, so we had to get back in the car, head back into traffic and trek through to the other side of town. Grrr!
  • Fell down a full flight of stairs at Menlyn shopping centre on Saturday. My useless shoes that have no grip let me down. The whole right side of my body is a mess. I pulled a muscle in my back, hurt my elbow pretty badly (still sore even to the lightest touch), skinned my ankle and knee and ensured that my whole hip area is now a painful and violent dark blue in colour. The worst bit? I sleep on my right side, so I haven't had a decent night's sleep since Sat.

The good bits win through though:

  • Friday night we had a birthday supper for TSC with my family at a new restuarant in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Kream is very swish... It has gorgeous decor and an interesting menu featuring things like Avocado Crayfish or Bone Marrow as starters and Duck Confit or Sirloin Aubergine as mains. I must say that my duck was way too salty, but everyone else's food seemed good and the service was superb. The best things, however, are the desserts. The (dark) chocolate mousse is a treat and the Blondies & Brownies are absolutely excellent. I had worried that the place would be a bit pretentious, but we had a great time. Thumbs up for Kream.
  • Getting seriously stuck into our home office. I bought us a beautiful secondhand corner desk that we can both work at together (so we don't have to fight for legroom anymore). On Saturday we moved it in and sorted through the various craft, work, varsity, admin and other crap that had made the place almost impossible to get into. It looks like a new room! Now if I can just get TSC to pack away his neatly sorted piles of paper into some sort of filing system, I can take photos to show you.

Must go follow up on useless clients now. Have a great afternoon, all.


Glugster said...

I agree with Coco Bongo. Their steaks are excellent. And they are proud of that fact.

Last time I was there, I was so impressed with the steak I had, that I even complimented the owner/manager on it!

I'm getting hungry just thinking of it.

Being Brazen said...

Shame. Falling down a flight of stairs must be very sore.

Have a great day!

Damaria Senne said...

It's been a while since I've been to Coco Bongo, but I have a very fond memory of their mussells.

po said...

Wah sorry to hear about your fall. It sounds nasty. I hope you heal up well.

Helen said...

Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon! Have you tried arnica oil in the bath? Menlyn stairs are tricky.. even with good shoes!

Paula said...

Ouch about your back! Sorry!

Sounds cool though. Hope you get better! :P

Kream has such a cool name.

Darnit, this post has made me hungry *stomach grrrrowls aptly*

Spear said...

I am dieting for goodness sake!

Tamara said...

Glug: It was a pretty damn good steak!

Brazen: It was. I thought I'd broken my arm at first.

Damaria: Mmmm... must try those next time ;-)

Po: thanks. The bruse is turning from black to green, which is apparently a good sign. Either that or I'm turning into the Hulk.

Helen: I find that Voltaren works quite well for me. Similar to the Arnica gel.

Paula: It is a cool name. Sounds luxurious.

Spear: Oops... sorry ;-)

angel said...

And Glugster's craving for a steak led us to Coco Bongo's just a few days later. And neither of us were disappointed!