Posts Tagged "spring"


It’s Festival Time

It’s Festival Time


Posted on Sep 17, 2015

Well, it’s time to start the whale celebrations! The Hermanus Whale Fringe Festival starts next week and runs until the 11th of October. There is much to see, do and experience including a performance by your favourite musical maestros, Palm Strings, at Dutchies on Friday 25th September. It is the Fernkloof Flower Festival from 24th-27th September, and then, the world renowned Hermanus Whale Festival from 2-4 October. Have you sent us your suggestion for the naming of our new Summer cocktail yet? We’ve had a couple of great suggestions and will be announcing the name on Tuesday 22nd September. Please go and make your suggestion or vote for which one you think is the best so far. 22nd September is also Prinsjes Dag and, in the Dutch tradition, we’ll be serving desserts fit for royalty. Please remember that De Tafel van de Chef is fully booked this month so please book now for October to avoid disappointment. Looking forward to seeing you all enjoying the Spring season, the festival, the whales and wonderful...

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A Calypso of Cocktails

A Calypso of Cocktails


Posted on Sep 9, 2015

Grotto Beach is gorgeous at the moment!! Spring is certainly in the air and we are loving being open in the evenings again. There’s nothing quite like a walk on the beach, a breathtaking sunset and a cocktail to end the day. And yes…we have a calypso of cocktails on the menu – alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There are the all time favourites like Diaquiries, Mojitos and Bongitos; and we have created a new one for the Summer with Tonic, Peach Schnapps, Mint and La Vierge’s Nymphomane. Come and taste it…and come up with a name for it – your cocktails could be on us! De Tafel van de Chef is fully booked this month so please book now for October to avoid disappointment. Alan Cameron will be playing this Friday from 6pm; we’ll be celebrating Prinsjes Dag on Tuesday the 22nd of September with specials those with a sweet tooth will love; and we’ll be having live entertainment as part of the Whale Fringe Festival at the end of the month. So put on your skirts, shorts and slops and join us for some...

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And suddenly…it’s Spring!

And suddenly…it’s Spring!


Posted on Aug 26, 2015

What a range of weather we’ve been having. Spring…Winter…a dash of Autumn, a hint of Summer…and then Winter again. But you know it’s really settling into Spring when the landscape bursts into colour, the Swallows arrive and you can see the whales from your seat on our terrace. Almost every vacant plot in Hermanus is covered in Daisies and the beautiful nature that surrounds us is alive with Spring fever. It’s time to shake off the cobwebs of Winter and get out and about. Celebrate Spring with us. From this Friday the 28th of August we will be open in the evenings every day. As it’s the end of the month, it’s also time for some live music with Alan Cameron and Friends! Join us for Cocktails, sunset and dinner, and some excellent music!! Alan will actually be performing every Friday evening from now on, and he’ll be joined by other maestro’s from Cape Town at the end of each month. The next De Tafel van de Chef is on Thursday 17th September. These evenings are always delicious and delightful…we really get to know the wine and the winemaker…and Chef Jana comes up with dishes that, to date, have been nothing but scrumptious. So diarise (and book your spot) now! Looking forward to seeing you enjoying this beautiful time of year at our very special spot on the...

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It’s Spring! Time for skirts

It’s Spring! Time for skirts


Posted on Sep 2, 2014

It’s Spring! Time for skirts The first day of Spring is called Rokjesdag or Skirt Day in Holland. This is because it’s the first day on which Dutch women wear skirts and bare their legs for the sunlight. Have you bared yours yet ladies? Look at this cute Princess who had lunch at Dutchies on the first day of Spring! In Hermanus we are lucky because the weather is such that we can use the terrace all year round – even in the winter, but we have planned several outdoor music events to enjoy on the terrace now that it’s Spring. So put on your skirts (or shorts) and join us for some spirited Spring...

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Spring Photo Competition

Spring Photo Competition


Posted on Aug 27, 2014

Fancy winning a dinner for two at Dutchies? Enter our photo competition from September to November and you could! This is how it works: Take a picture at Dutchies or from Dutchies Post it on Instagram, Facebook OR Twitter with the hashtags #Dutchies #Hermanus Tag yourself and your friends in the pic You’ll be entered into the competition every time you post a pic, so the more pics – the more chances you’ll have and there will be a winner each month. Happy...

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