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Moyo Zoo Lake Winter set menu feast

Comfort food with Moyo Zoo Lake… A family affair

Comfort food this Winter

Winter is here in full swing and with this cold weather ALL I want to do is eat. But specifically heart warming, comfort, soul food. It’s NO secret that I love good food AND so does my family, specifically my kids… I mean they are MY offspring so it’s just fitting that they have a palate for good food šŸ™‚ You can find YOUR Winter comforts at Moyo Zoo Lake, Johannesburg!

Moyo means heart. It is a translation from the Sanskrit language, Swahili

A family affair at Moyo Zoo Lake

As only the Spirited family can, we turned this opportunity into a family affair. For me it’s not about going out sans kids. I’m more of a “is the venue kid friendly” person as the kids tag along to most things we do. We choose to include our kids in our daily existence AND in turn expose them to life’s little pleasures.

A fine dining establishment that is family friendly. So friendly, they make you feel at home, and they entertain your kids when they are being somewhat uncooperative… wink at Troll who refused to sit at the table and walked around the restaurant. Our lovely waitron, Steven, even gave Troll a rosewater hand wash on his walk about šŸ™‚

The comfort food we ate or rather devoured

A picture speaks volumes so let me show you what we devoured… By the time we reached dessert we were stuffed BUT I always save a space for dessert. *sometimes I eat dessert first šŸ™‚ * And as Dudie would say, “Mom I have space in my dessert tummy”. Apparently he has multiple tummies for different courses šŸ™‚ *my smart egg this one

Moyo Zoo lake winter set menu feast

Our Winter set menu feast we chose

For starters: I had the Camarao Croquettes, Dude had Angolan Beef Bone Marrow Trinchado. I actually shared my starter with Dude and Troll, who in turn responded, Mama mmm mmm šŸ™‚

For mains: I had 4 Africa Lamb Chops, Dude had Seafood Samp Paella Potjie. Ladies and gentlemen if you go to Moyo Zoo Lake – GO HUNGRY! None of us could finish our food. The servings are very generous.

For dessert: I had moyo Mess, Dude had Red Velvet Beetroot Cheesecake. Now let me just say that Dude DID NOT even want me to taste his dessert!!! How even, this man would not even give me his spoon to lick. He can’t stop praising this dessert.

Dudie ate from the kids menu. Meatballs with linguine. The portion size was enough for an adult. Troll ate the complimentary bread šŸ™‚ and a little bit of everything that was on everyone’s plate.

We were entertained numerous times whilst we dined in style

 

As in my video, this was about the 3rd or 4th performance of the night, and clearly Dudie is enjoying the melody BUT notice how focused he is on eating his dinner? In his own words, “Mom, these meatballs are huge BUT so delicious!” I was hoping to take a picture of his bowl for you but alas this child was halfway done eating by the time I got back to the table.

Moyo Zoo Lake has a Winter Set Menu Feast for you

You have the option of either a 2/3 course meal from the Winter Set Menu Feast.

Did I mention that Moyo Zoo Lake stocks Brampton wines?

Brampton wine at Moyo Zoo Lake

Brampton wine at Moyo Zoo Lake

Included in the cost is a R5 donation to StreetSmart. So Moyo Zoo Lake is covering YOUR donation, so to speak! Here’s the Winter Set Menu Feast currently available at Moyo Zoo Lake until 31 August 2018.

Winter seat menu feast at Moyo Zoo Lake

Winter set Menu at Moyo Zoo Lake

Call ahead and make a booking. Be sure to ask for a cosy spot next to the fireplace. This was perfect for the Spirited family!

From the mouth of my Dudie, “Mom, we need to come back soon AND I think I need to celebrate my birthday here too!”

Here’s to comfort food and a Moyo experience to warm you during this chilly Winter!!! Spirited Mama

This picture sums up the evening perfectly!

Moyo Zoo lake restaurant kids menu

Dudie enjoying Moyo’s food from the kids menu

Moyo Zoo Lake you have outdone yourselves! You get a perfect score from the entire Spirited family. Click here for Moyo Zoo Lake details.

Spirited Mama

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**Disclaimer: We were invited to dine at Moyo Zoo Lake but the views an opinions expressed are my own**

 

 

Dinner conversations

We are fortunate in the SpiritedĀ household that I work half day. DudieĀ and I get home anywhere between 13:00 – 15:00, depending on the extra mural activities for the day. EXCEPT on Fridays. We do not compromise our FRIDAY! We have no extra murals and all shopping excursions is left for any day of the week EXCEPT Friday!

Granted DudieĀ and I are home early during the day and generally Dude is home by 16:00 everyday. We get to have to have a family dinner roughly 18:00 -18:30, you know those ones we see on TV and think fcuk how do they eat that early everyday…well half day JOB = early family dinner time

Dinner conversations in our house

Our dinner time conversations are roughly about catching up on each other’s day and reminding one another to look at our “schedules” on the board. I am OCD with schedules and lists…I don’t likeĀ MAJOR surprises or curveballs. I like to plan and know what’s happening. On most nights this is how it goes…

(This is how it plays off in Dude’s mind)

Me: blah blah blah…so the other kid at swimming blah

Dudie: (interrupts whilst I am still talking) Daddy can I tell you something? Blah blah Blah

Dude: Stares blankly and says WHOA one at a time.

My Dude basically has a hissy fit because we are talking simultaneously. Well let me just add that DudieĀ sometimes forget to wait until someone is done speaking before going off on a tangent with his own story. That boy will sometimes ask and answer the very question he has just posed to you.

I want to die everytime I have to repeat myself cos who listens to the mom/wife anyway? Dude is so guilty of this. he will literally look me in the eye and “listen” but 5 minutes later asked me Ā to repeat what I said cos he didn’t hear me….

Conversations filled with fun and laughter

Our dinner conversations are filled with fun and laughter but sometimes we prefer to have some quiet time too. But the other night the boys were cracking jokes. I moaned Ā the resident alien is super busy and kicking the daylights out of me. Dudie comes to check and gets a kick on the hand. I said every time the resident alien moves I poke him. DudieĀ pipes up: So poke him! I snort laughed and sprayed them and the spinach rolls with coffee….which was in my mouth. I did apologise because being pregnant I constantly need to pee and a laugh/sneeze can make me pee my pants #pregnancyjoys Unfortunately for them I sprayed the coffee, fortunately for me I managed to hold my pee.

Oh and NO, there is still NO baby. This boy is making keeping us in suspense. Last week Wednesday, Dr was convinced things are happening, I.e. My cervix is softening and I was 1-2cm dialated. yesterday I walked around at Monte Casino. BUT NOTHING!!!

I will see the Dr later today and we will figure out what is happening with this boy.

Spirited Mama

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