AN AUTHENTIC WINELANDS EXPERIENCE
Nederburg in Paarl, a South African power brand and an iconic wine estate, keep things interesting for the Summer season visitors with a whole new menu at The Red Table restaurant and a new head chef.
Chef Lisa Cilliers, a Paarl born and bred started at the restaurant as chef de partie. She continued to learn and flourish in other wine estate and is now back to lead the team.
Cilliers’ fresh new additions to The Red Table’s à la carte menu include starters such as green bean, avocado and bocconcini baby leaf salad topped with poached egg, toasted almonds and light lemon dressing; 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; fresh fish of the day and chips with tartar sauce; 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! Feast on a freshly prepared selection of artisanal bread and hummus, delicious cheeses, fig preserve, thyme & lemon chicken kebabs, Springbok samoosas, roasted Cajun spiced nuts, brie and mushroom tartlet with caramelised onions, fresh seasonal salad, and a sweet treat; all offered 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.
A short walk away from the historic manor house is the comfortable Visitors’ Centre. Here you can taste and purchase Nederburg’s delicious selection of wines, including some exclusively available from the farm in Paarl, such as the elegant The Winemasters Albarino 2018 that achieved a double gold medal at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.
Some of Nederburg’s luxurious Private Bin wines, made for exclusive sale at the annual Nederburg Auction, are now offered for sale at the Visitors’ Centre (while stock lasts). The selection features the following wines: Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Nederburg Private Bin R121 Shiraz 2011, Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2009 and Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2012.
Cheese and wine, ice cream and wine, confectionary and sweet wine, and kids’ pairings, as well as snack boxes and cheese platters, are also available to enjoy at the Visitors’ Centre.
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: The Red Table restaurant:
Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
Tel: (021) 862 3104 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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