Start your meal with slow-roasted honey and mustard pears on a bed of legumes, crisp baby lettuce leaves and feta drizzled with a sweet vinaigrette. This could be followed by a trio of vegetarian tapas – a kale bubble and squeak, braised baby onions and olives, and roast Jerusalem artichoke drizzled in walnut oil.
Ingredients are grown or sourced locally, availability influencing the daily menu changes. The emphasis is on quality ingredients and slow food. The main course is usually hearty, with dishes like hand-made butternut ravioli with burnt sage butter, and wild mushrooms sliders with truffle gorgonzola sauce.
To end, unmissable desserts feature creative combinations such as chargrilled pineapple, coconut fritters with turmeric and black pepper ice cream.
Bring your own wine or inquire about Brett’s herbal teas. Currently not licensed.
Cooking methods and ingredients are explained with care and enthusiasm, creating a unique, intimate dining experience. Brett allows his guests time to connect with each other, as he carefully times his courses.
On cold nights, the cosy dining room encircles a burning fireplace. Candlelit tables and mix-match antiques lend a quirky, romantic touch.
A romantic dinner for two.
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We visited The Veg Table for a second time this month and enjoyed it so much that we had to share the experience. The 4 course meal started with a bonus ‘picked this afternoon’ porcini ‘carpaccio’, breaded courgette, gorgonzola cream gnocchi, tomato tart tatin and home made strawberry ice cream on a bed of strawberries with lemon basil. Almost all the ingredients are local and organic and this comes through in the rich, burst-in-your-mouth flavours. Dining at The Veg Table is an unforgettable experience. You would be extremely hard pressed to find another dining experience so personalised and with food that has been created with so much love, passion and care. All cooked on an old wood fired stove!
This has to be the best find for vegetarians anywhere in the Western Cape. We had the most deliciously tasty, wonderful four course surprise vegetarian dinner in a romantic, rustic and charming environment. Each dish was beautifully plated and you could really tell that it was cooked with love and a true passion for healthy veggie food. Can't wait to go back. Brett, you're heading the right way in your food. Long may it continue.
Amazingly different, divine, fresh and different food, not what one expects, but so worth the adventure! Be brave, you won't be sorry!