The stylish Mo & Rose Wine Bistro at Soekershof in Robertson goes way beyond expectations, attracting locals and foodies from far afield, says Eat Out critic Graham Howe.
Showcasing ingredients sourced from their own herb and vegetable garden, local growers and artisanal suppliers, the handcrafted fare shows a mastery of classic culinary technique. Expect subtle flavour combinations that are simply prepared and artfully plated, from artichoke soufflé in MCC sauce and springbok carpaccio in local pomegranate vinaigrette to a duo of home-smoked duck rillette and prosciutto.
While vegetarians will enjoy the saffron-pea risotto or gnocchi with pecan nut and basil pesto, carnivores will have to choose between pork fillet in brandy with artichoke and parsnip purée, or slow-roasted lamb shank with sticky honey pumpkin. The indecisive can end with a trio of Mo’s favourite desserts.
A five-star selection of craft beers, wines and liqueurs will tempt you to linger on a glass conservatory terrace, enjoying views that go on forever.
Slick and professional, with warm advice on the composition of dishes and matching wines.
Chic, sophisticated dining in a contemporary farmhouse setting in the heart of the country.
Take a post-prandial stroll in the stunning Soekershof (meaning labyrinth) aloe, cactus and succulent gardens, in a landscape straight out a big Western movie.
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