On the steep slopes of the Froggy Pond area of Simon’s Town there is a little piece of heaven ….. the exquisite upscale Residence William French. The fabulous welcome we received from both William and Janine set the tone…. it was like being invited to a friend’s house where we met with other guests for drinks and ate dinner round a gloriously large table swapping traveller’s tales……… we met as strangers and left as friends.
The fabulous infinity pool, the luxurious seating on the deck, the eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishings made this stay unique. The bedroom we had came with an outside area, table and chairs, a large very comfortable bed and indulgent toiletries for use in the shower or the fabulous clawed bath.
William cooks dinner usually about seven and guests start this fine dining experience with artisan breads and dips, a choice of wine and William telling us all about the food he has cooked. On one of the night’s we stayed we tucked into breaded goat’s cheese and salad, king flip fish and vegetables, chocolate fondant and creme fraiche and if you really needed more there was cheese and biscuits and of course each course had its trimmings, served like an art form and delivered with a detailed explanation of what we are eating from William.
Breakfast is any time in fact it’s when you get up and this includes homemade granola, yoghurt, fruit, meats, cheeses, bread, croissants, eggs and coffee. Every reason to stay and swap more traveller’s tales with fellow guests who equally do not want to leave the table. This is the true meaning of a long, leisurely lazy breakfast.
I was sorry to leave but its always good to leave wanting more, thank you to both William and Janine for making this stay so memorable.