I’m a huge fan of anything that involves sharing. Start with a cheeseboard, served with artisanal bread, preserves and your choice of a selection of cheeses. If you’re not satiated, selected a delicious open sandwich, or try the Fairview lamb curry. I was told the curry is a favourite, and it’s not difficult to understand why. It consists of fragrant lamb shoulder, served with basmati rice, poppadum, tomato salsa, coriander, chilli sauce and labneh. Alternatively, if you’re looking to tuck into something warm and comforting, order a Fairview farm pie, made with chicken, lamb, beef or pork. The Pastures section on the menu offers a selection of hearty, farm-style meals to tuck into before selecting a dessert. Dessert options range from a pecan nut and chocolate brownie, to an affogato.
The tasting room and cheese deli next door are almost perpetually busy, and it’s clear why. The Fairview wines on offer at The Goatshed range from The Beacon Shiraz, to the less serious, but still good, Goats do Roam Red. CBC craft beers are also available.
This place is busy. Make a reservation to be safe, but you will be well attended to once you are seated. Fairview is a very popular tourist destination there is a level of quality and attention to detail throughout the Fairview experience.
The goats are termed ‘the hardest working members of the Fairview team’ and a few of them frolic in the actual goatshed at the entrance. It’s a wonderful attraction for children and a sensational place to enjoy the magic of Paarl with the whole family.
There is so much to see and do at Fairview, pop into the deli to taste the cheeses, and enjoy a Master wine tasting while you’re in the tasting room. There is ample parking, so if you drive dry, you can easily explore the Paarl area.
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