The Breedekloof area near Ceres in the Western Cape is set to receive a new culinary addition this March with the launch of Bosjes Kombuis, a daytime eatery under the guidance of chef Pete Goffe-Wood. The former restaurateur, cookbook author and MasterChef SA judge, who collaborated on the six-course menu at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards and mentored and consulted at Makaron, will be in charge of designing the menu for this lunch-only spot.
Nestled between the Slanghoek and Waaihoek mountain ranges, the new Bosjes development be an architectural revamp of the old Bosjesmans Valley Farm, with a strikingly modern, glass-walled chapel, garden, restaurant and guesthouse. The farm, which produces wine grapes, olives, peaches and proteas, is open to day visitors as well as overnight guests and is promises to be an ideal venue for weddings and other celebratory occasions.
After a tour of the gardens, guests can look forward to lunchtime feasts at Bosjes Kombuis, which – like the chapel – was designed by Coetzee Steyn from Steyn Studio to complement the farm’s historic elements. The restaurant boasts high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace, mountain views and a history- and nature-inspired blue-and-white tiled mural of the Bosjes Tree of Life created by Lucie de Moyencourt and Michael Chandler. As for the menu, the team is keeping mum, but they have let on that Pete has designed a contemporary yet rustic lunch menu that promises robust flavours that have become a signature of his.
There will also be a children’s playground designed by Leanie van der Vyver as well as 5km or 12km hikes, making it a family-friendly location.
Bosjes Kombuis is set to open in mid-March 2017. Stay tuned to Eat Out for official opening dates and menu developments.