Former Top 10 chef PJ Vadas’ craft bakery and café at the Spier Wine Farm’s historic farmyard, the Werf, is now open.
Called Hog House Bakery & Café, the restaurant is situated inside the restored Jonkershuis building. The new eatery is equipped with a spanking new, custom-built, wood-fired oven, so the team of passionate bakers there will be able to serve up hot and fresh artisanal breads and pastries to plenty of grumbling-bellied patrons in no time. The café will offer a light menu for breakfast and lunch, including baked treats such as fresh baguettes, sugar-dusted almond croissants, pain au chocolat and more.
The Hog House Bakery & Café will also form part of the Werf farmers’ market, set to open on 31 October. The market will take place on Saturdays and will focus on sustainable, organic and seasonal products.
Lastly, in two weeks time, the Spier Secret Food and Wine Conference will kick off. The day of interactive talks, workshops and tastings will take place around Spier on 30 October. Workshops and tastings include a breakfast by Danish vegetarian chef Frederik Bille Brahe, a sensory experiment by Janice Wang, a cheese-making workshop with Luke Williams of Culture Club Cheese, a pop-up insect cafe from Zayaan Khan and a talk by British artists and architects, Something & Son. Tickets are on sale at Webtickets.