From the Brut Rosé, to the swordfish starter, to my ‘Koeksuster’, Ryan was up to his usual surprises, playing with texture and ingenuity. We had the springbok main and the line fish, which was perfect. I had no space left, but, Jürgen refused to give up on his tradition at this eatery and ordered the sky-high soufflé. It was amazing. Followed by 2 espressos and a celebrity spotting (Annie Lennox wafted by to say hi to the chef, who was so engrossed in his cooking that she had to wait for him to register her!) our dinner was complete.
All in all, Ryan’ s remains top of my list in Franschhoek, a town known for its (now almost) legendary culinary scene…see you next year, Mr Smith.