If you are in the Western Cape during the summer holidays, be sure to plan a visit to Nederburg in the Paarl region.
The Red Table restaurant, with new head chef Lisa Cilliers at the helm, has launched a fresh and exciting summer menu.
Lisa had been exposed to a broad spectrum of food styles during her studies at Boland College, and her career to date. “While I was studying, I spent weekends learning about Cape Malay cuisine under the leadership of Cass Abrahams, widely known as the foremost authority on this style of food preparation. I’ve always been passionate about South African cuisine, with some international influence,” she explains.
Her fresh new additions to The Red Table’s à la carte menu include starters such as smoked smoor snoek and cauliflower rice, lightly curried with sambals, green chutney and sweet potato crisps; and slaphakskeentjie tart tatin with chevin cream. Starters range in price from R65 to R95, with some offered as main course options.
The main course menu features new dishes such as pork belly with braised red cabbage and green apple with sweet potato croquettes; biltong-crusted beef fillet with potatoes Boulangère, flashed garden vegetables and chimichurri sauce; and slow-braised springbok phyllo parcel with maize tabbouleh, toasted corn and red wine jus. Main course options cost between R120 and R215 per dish.
Delectable desserts are also available, including baked cheesecake with gooseberry compote; rich chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream; Gewürztraminer-infused crème brȗlée; and milk tart with rooibos ice cream; and artisanal flavoured lollies. Pricing ranges between R25 and R85.
The new summer menu caters for children as well, with a selection of meals offered at between R55 and R60 per meal.
If a relaxing summer picnic enjoyed under the shady oak trees in the sprawling garden, with views of the majestic Drakenstein Mountains, is more to your liking – that could be arranged! A delectable feast at R225 per person sharing. It comes packed in a picnic basket complete with cutlery, crockery, glassware, wooden platter, blanket and ice bucket. Kids’ picnics are also on offer, at only R95 per head. It includes a mini beef burger, chips, sweets, fruit juice and bubbles. Picnic orders need to be confirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting The Red Table restaurant.
Nederburg’s award-winning range of wines, as well as mineral water and soft drinks, are available for purchase to complement your meal or picnic. Please enquire with The Red Table regarding pricing.
To learn more about Nederburg and its rich history, book an informative guided tour of the state-of-the art cellar and other points of interest, such as the manor house and Old Cellar Museum that tells the Nederburg story in wonderful artefacts and pictures.
Foreign language guides could be arranged by prior appointment. All cellar tours, at R65 per person, need to be pre-booked by contacting Nederburg. The cost includes a tasting of five wines.
Nederburg contact details:
Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
Tel: (021) 862 3104
The Red Table restaurant contact details:
Tel: (021) 877 5155
Nederburg Visitors’ Centre and Old Cellar Museum trading hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 to 17:00 (May to September) (tastings until 16:30)
Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 to 18:00 (October to April) (tastings until 17:30)
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 to 16:00 (tastings until 15:30)
Public holidays: 09:00 to 17:00 (if over a weekend, weekend hours apply)
Scheduled cellar tour times:
Mondays to Fridays: 10:30 and 15:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00
The Red Table restaurant trading hours:
Tuesdays to Saturdays: Lunch and pre-booked picnics served from 11:00 to 16:00
Sundays: Lunch and pre-booked picnics served from 12:00 to 16:00
Nederburg is closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Large groups are accommodated by prior appointment only.
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