RAVISH WITH DELIGHT
Known for their innovative Dry Land wines, Method Cap Classique (MCC), estate brewed beer and a series of festivals around the year, Perdeberg Winery in Agter-Suid Paarl, renewed themselves with an on premises South African style restaurant. It is Eat @ Perdeberg.
Managed by Chef –owner Rob Hahn and wife Nicky Hahn at front of house, you are treated by a pair that are embedded in South African culinary history.
From being chosen to join the team of 6 out of 80 nominated chefs country-wide to cook at the inauguration of the late president Nelson Mandela in Sun City in 1994, followed by cooking the intimate next morning breakfast for Mandela & President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki two terms later, Chef Rob built himself a firm reputation in serving honest, local food that speaks the language of South Africa.
The cuisine is an elevation of home cooked favourites from around the country. Generous, varied and colourful portions, designed and served in an appealing, fine dining manner. Wines are all sold at cellar door prices with no additional charge.
While you are right to assume we were recognised as media when visiting, we are comfortable in assuring you that from our experience, in cases where the owner is also the chef onboard, a constant, similar level is kept down the line. It is the ongoing attendance to cooking and details that reputes a chef’s name for so many years.
The menu offers all day breakfast which we left for another visit. We were served Bobotie springrolls – a take of the local samosa, filled with spicy, aromatic, brown lentils, served with a tomato, coriander and chilli jam. We added an order of Chicken livers ‘peri-peri’ that is served with a Ciabatta and a small, fresh salad.
The Cape Malay Chicken Curry portion, one of our mains, was skinless, helping the flesh to absorb the spicy, mild sauce. Served under a canopy of fluffed crepé, next to our choice of rice and veggies.
The other main was a hearty Fish and Chips with a large piece of fish, perfectly cooked and served on a bed of grilled chips (our choice) and a side salad. We are sorry to say we didn’t have room left for dessert.
This current operation gives the couple freedom to utilise and maximise the full potential of both their cuisine and the winery’s different facilities.
The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor, leafy, shaded seating with a menu that includes options for kids to have a healthy meal while running from one jungle gym to the other, a specially curated juice and candy pairing for the young ones to join in the family experience of wine tasting and a set for kids’ parties. Family gatherings and weddings are welcome and a plan of action is in place to accommodate any requirement.
They are also responsible for the Braai picnic basket and other pairings served in the tasting room, perfectly suited for 2 people to share and made to order. Bookings are essential and deposits are required 48 hours in advance specifically for the Braai picnic.
Corporate events have a great selection of options and combinations to choose from. The conference rooms offer all audio visual equipment and Wi-Fi, and companies can enjoy the benefit of both the wine tasting facilities and the restaurant to create a pleasurable ‘out of office’ day.
WINE TASTING CENTRE
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:00.
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 09:30 – 17:00.
Wednesday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:00.
Saturday – Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Plans to open for 1 dinner per week over the summer months.
June 22, 2021
April 01, 2021