Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Sunday lunch at Glenelly, Stellenbosch

John thought you might like to see pictures of the Sunday lunch at Glenelly, to which he took his tour clients. They have a three course set menu on Sundays. You can enjoy a wine tasting and see the famous glass museum. What a lovely setting in which to have lunch

You can taste wine on the upstairs terrace
which has marvellous views of the vineyards and the mountains
The Vine Bistro is chic and modern, but relaxed, with tables inside and on the shaded terrace
The 3 course Sunday lunch menu for the 7th of May. It changes each week. Two choices for each course at a very reasonable R320 pp
The starter of seared tuna, mussel and octopus with a tomato salsa, spring onion and coriander dressing, topped with a sesame seed tuille
The alternative starter of a pan fried pork trotter with aioli, cornichon and a kale salad
The rolled braised Karoo lamb with melting aubergine, confit tomatoes, roast potatoes and a great thyme gravy. John absolutely loved this dish. It went very well with a bottle of Glenelly 2009 Syrah, priced at a very reasonable R190
Wicked dessert of a chocolate ganache mille-feuille, vanilla ice cream, stewed berries and candied orange. Who could resist? Chef Christophe Dehosse makes superb food
Our American clients loved it, the food (some of the best they've had after visiting several of the best restaurants) the beauty and the friendliness of the people, not only here but at Muratie and L'Avenir, which we visited in the morning
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