Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Three course lunch at Devonvale Golf Club for R130

Devonvale in the Bottelary Hills is a golf club, it has a lodge, a restaurant and it also has its own wines. We received an invitation from the owners the Provoyeurs to come and visit and taste the wines and have their very good value three course lunch for R130 (till September).  So we set out last Saturday as we were already going to Hartenberg for the Shiraz and Charcuterie festival
The Entrance to Devonvale announces the lunch in the Chez Shiraz restaurant. We think this is good value. A remarkable price now-a-days when you can pay this just for a main course at other restaurants.
The entrance to Devonvale Lodge
and the entrance to the restaurant
From the restaurant upstairs, you can watch the golfers practicing their putting while they wait for their round to start.
Their interesting wine list, which has three of their own wines to drink with lunch under the Provoyeur label. We had  glasses of the good Simonsig Chenin Blanc with our starters and a glass of the Shiraz for Lynne and the Pinotage for John with our main courses.
That day’s menu. It does change.
You can also eat off the normal a la Carte menu. We liked the look of the breakfast section.
The chef’s version of a spinach roulade was leaves of spinach wrapped around fried peppers and onions. Not quite what we know as a roulade.
and the chicken ‘terrine’ was a little free form and the chicken pieces came with mushrooms in a creamy sauce
The kingklip with a beurre blanc sauce was superb. Such fresh fish and not cooked to rubber, so even John liked it.
The good Beef sirloin was nicely smoky from searing on a chargrill with a good jus, nicely pink and it came with small roast potatoes with their skins on.
A small banana tart with vanilla ice-cream had rather leathery pastry but tasted very good
The duo of chocolate with a berry sauce. The smaller triangular piece was a good rich chocolate. The larger piece showed more evidence of cocoa powder
Book before you go, this Sunday might be popular

And you can park your golf cart near the entrance
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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