This is light tasty cuisine with no pretensions of haute anything. There’s the occasional nod to European roots, like the rich duck liver pâté with guava jelly and Melba toast, and the wild mushrooms pan-fried with garlic and thyme. It goes on toast and is topped with melted Gruyère cheese and fragrant truffle oil. Another delicious starter is the baked green figs with Parma ham and gorgonzola—intensely rich.
The knockout main is the roast duckling with Van Der Hum sauce and caramelised orange, while the superb beef fillet with cracked black pepper and brandy cream topped with grilled mushroom runs a very close second. Norwegian salmon with Teppanyaki sauce and avocado is a long-time favourite.
The crème brûlée with almond tuile is just about the creamiest thing in this neck of the woods, something a French bistro would be proud of.
Only the wines of the estate are available, and are marked up. No BYO
Smiling, friendly and knowledgeable to boot.
If eating on a terrace overlooking the Winelands all the way to Table Mountain with horses grazing gently in the fields before you appeals, then this is the place for you. It’s just elegant enough not to be precious. Sitting inside when the weather is either too hot or too cold is quietly comfortable, with an outside mural to remind you what you’re missing.
Take your camera — the place has spectacular views galore, enough to make any overseas visitor get here in a hurry.
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