Located just outside Botriver in the Overberg, Gabriëlskloof has earned a reputation for fun special meal offers throughout the year. Following the trend for laidback traditional Sunday roast lunches, Gabriëlskloof now hosts Sharing Sundays until the end of August. Slow down, sit down and make a day of it!
Expect slow-cooked comfort food served family-style, soaring views from the hilltop and, on bright sunny days, lounging about on the sweeping lawns.
Chef Frans Groenewald changes his menus frequently according to what is available locally and seasonally, using the best ingredients and lovingly coaxing them to perfection in his bustling kitchen. Simple, hearty, rustic cuisine cooked with a great deal of care and professional finish. Grandma couldn’t beat this!
‘From 1 May until the end of August, the concept of shareable cuisine will take on a nostalgic charm at this wine and olive farm in the Overberg, with each Sunday saluting a different ‘family feast’ with wholesome dishes cooked from the larder and land.’There is a huge difference between ‘sharing a meal’ and ‘sharing food’. With our Sharing Sundays we invite people to ditch their winter hibernation for a communal, happy high. It is all about simple, slow cooked family meals served on big platters where everyone can help themselves and share in a delicious selection of heritage fare at their own table,” explains Chef Frans Groenewald who is renowned for his heart and soul food, served with true ‘platteland’ passion and a generous hand.
Changing weekly, these family feasts will range from Osso Buco and hearty sides to Tomato Bredie with tables brimming with country fare; Coq au Vin with a touch of ‘Frans’ to rustic farm chicken with tasty, earthy comforts to brighten even the greyest of winter‘s days. A large fireplace and comfy nook with sofas, round off a relaxed, homey ambience which entices visitors to indulge, recharge and genuinely slow down.
In addition to its Sharing Sundays which cost R250 per person for this three course family feast, Gabriëlskloof also lifts the lid on wholesome country goodness with a new A La Carte Winter Menu, with a two course meal costing R185 and a three course indulgence R215.
Gabriëlskloof Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, except on Tuesdays and bookings are essential. To reserve your table at this delicious destination, where convivial, country hospitality meets genuine people and real food and wine with a sense of place, contact Tel: 028 284 9865 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriëlskloof Estate is just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.
If you are visiting during the week, make sure to visit the shop for some of the delectable home-made goodies, olives, olive oil and wine, and take time for a leisurely wine tasting in the cellar. (Wine tastings are closed on Sundays.)
The newest release, their Rosebud 2016 rosé, is already proving wildly popular. Other wines to look out for are the Premium range, made up of a Sauvignon Blanc, Rosebud (a Shiraz/Viognier Rosé), The Blend (a five-way Bordeaux blend), and a Shiraz. The Reserve range consists of oak-matured wines that are produced on a smaller scale than the Premium range. The Reserve wines are Viognier, Magdalena (a Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend), Five Arches (a five-way Bordeaux blend), and Swartrivier Shiraz. The focus is on the best possible quality, from handpicked grapes to meticulous sorting, subtle pressing and maturation in oak barrels. All Gabriëlskloof wines are Wine of Origin Cape South Coast, Walker Bay District, Bot River Ward.
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