Monday, October 15, 2012

Lunch at George Jardine's Jordan restaurant

Last Sunday, John took two American tour clients, at their request, to George Jardine’s restaurant on Jordan wine estate in Stellenbosch Kloof. He had taken friends of theirs last year and they had recommended it as a highlight of the tour.
This return visit was a huge success.

The view down Stellenbosch Kloof from the restaurant’s terrace
An amuse to start, freshly baked breads from George’s oven and vetkoek
with a lentil paté, curried baby cauliflower and a wonderful aioli
Peppered tuna Carpaccio, onion and soy dressing,
tempura shimeji mushrooms and sesame
John, as usual, opted for no mushrooms
Butter roasted White Stumpnose, Jerusalem artichoke velouté, 
confit turnip and potato fondant
Jordan “The Outlier” 2009 @ R38 per glass
and Jordan BF Chardonnay 2010 @ R48 per glass
Wild nettle and parmesan risotto, pickled white asparagus, wild herbs and flowers
Wood fired pork belly with a warm salad of globe artichoke, broad beans, 
apple and mustard leaf
A trip to the cheese room, guided by manager Riaan Mol
enjoyed with Jordan “The Prospector” Syrah 2008 @ R48 per glass
and De Krans Tawny Port nv @ R35 per glass
Honey and poppy seed soufflé being presented at a neighbouring table
George, Louise and their chefs preparing plates at the counter of the open kitchen
and very happy clients
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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