Raised with a palate for the finer things in life, tours through the culturally rich and diverse wine country of the Western Cape was an activity that I frequented with my mother. We especially enjoyed the meals, the gardens, the estates, the people met along the way; all in all, the entirety of the experiences became a delight for the soul as much as for the eye.
Therefore, touring through the Avondale Wine Estate is an activity that I completely endorse. A feast for the soul and the belly is situated right on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains, just outside of Paarl. The award-winning organic and biodynamic slow natural wines are a feat for the wine farm. This winter, a plethora of enticing events are taking place in the walls of Avondale’s award-winning restaurant, FABER. I implore you to venture into our winelands this winter to support our beautiful local creations, and livelihoods.
- Jazz Evening: Saturday, 28th May 2022
An evening of fine jazz and FABERfood. Hosted inside the Cape Dutch style cellar, it will include a farm-to-fork dinner, Avondale wine and a live performance by Merci Boucoup TRIO – a guaranteed lively and memorable evening not to be missed!3 course handcrafted FABER dinner, jazz entertainment and a welcome glass of Avondale Armilla Blanc de Blanc – R575 per adult.When making a reservation, please notify us of any dietary requirements or allergies the kitchen needs to be aware of.
- Father’s Day Lunch: Sunday, 19th June 2022
(from 12h00, with last reservation taken at 14h00)
Spend your afternoon on the veranda overlooking the lush gardens and spectacular mountain views or snuggle inside the restaurant in front of a roaring fireplace. Whichever your preference, quality time with dad coupled with excellent food and wine is guaranteed to make this Father’s Day one to remember.
Feel free to choose from our seasonal and organic menu or indulge in our six course FABER menu to experience all that chef Dale has to offer. The contemporary and wholesome dishes can be enjoyed with Avondale organic and biodynamic slow natural wines sold at cellar door prices.
3-course family-style sharing lunch
(breadboard, 2 sharing starters, plated main course and plated dessert)
R560 per adult, R200 for children 12 and under
Please note booking required.
When making a reservation, please notify us of any dietary requirements or allergies the kitchen needs to be aware of.
- Mandela Day Walk
Sunday, 17th July 2022
Join us this July for a walk to remember, in honour of Mandela Day.
Keep an eye on our website for further details.
- FABER 2 course mid-week lunch special
Wednesday to Friday (from 12h00, with last reservation taken at 14h00)
Enjoy a FABER farm-to-fork 2 course special, with a choice between two main courses and two desserts.
Start off with a slice of our freshly baked, slow-fermented sourdough bread and our famous pumpkin fritters before your choice of main and dessert, accompanied with a side of fries.
2 course R325 per adult
- FABER Saturday Night Steak Special
(From 18h00, with last reservation taken at 19h30)
Join us for our fabulous Saturday Night Steak Special and enjoy FABER’s a-la-carte main course steak together with a glass of Avondale’s Samsara Syrah 2012.
Dry aged grass-fed beef sirloin, that has been wet aged for 28 days by our local butcher and then dry aged by chef Dale for another 24 days – resulting in a tender and flavour bursting steak every time. Served with semi-dried cherry tomatoes, charred broccoli, aubergine pureé and sesame and onion dressing.
R278 per person
Bookings can be made through online booking system Dineplan, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 202 1219.
As FABER restaurant is a contemporary farm-to-fork restaurant and we pride ourselves on serving seasonal, local and organic produce, mostly harvested from our organic garden, the menu changes regularly ensuring a new experience for return guests.