Heritage Day 2015 – celebrated at Spier Hotel

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We arrived earlier than check in time and decided to have lunch whilst the very helpful and accommodating staff let housekeeping know we had arrived. They really had no need to do this, but that just how the Spier Team operate, they go above and beyond.

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We proceeded to have lunch at the Hotel Restaurant and discovered their “Secret”.

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The newly released Spier Secret Sparkling, not exactly a Prosecco nor is it a MCC. It does not have a cork,its a crown cap similar to a soda or beer bottle cap.

Winemakers Notes

There are strawberry and raspberry aromas with hints of Muscat on the nose. The rich, honeyed palate bursts with vivacious bubbles and has a crisp, fresh finish.

Simply delish, needless to say, this was my drink for the duration of my stay ;).

From the lunch menu we chose the Hake & Chips, Beef Burger and a Salmon Trout Sandwich, superb as usual.

Hake & Chips
                        Hake & Chips
Salmon Trout Sandwich
                 Salmon Trout Sandwich
Burger & Chips
           Burger & Chips

We then went for a stroll around the estate. Jason and Ashanti went on their Sedway tour, whilst I curled up with a book from Spier’s library.  See, something for everyone.

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Then it was time for the Spier Heritage Day Spitbraai. A few hours earlier, you could see the Chef, Sous chefs and all kitchen staff prepping for the evening feast.

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The menu read like a dream, mouth-watering and it was all delicious. Somehow I managed to taste everything. How could I not?

Salad table

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 Garden leaves,

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Cherry tomatoes,

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Cucumber,

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Feta Cheese,

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Medley of Olives,

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Peppadews,sundried Tomatoes and roasted Artichokes,

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Pickled Hake, toasted Pumpkin seeds, whole raw Almonds.

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Traditional Potato salad,Gherkins, grated farm Eggs, Onion and Parsley

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Coleslaw with dried Apricots,Green Apple, Carrot, Apple cider vinaigrette

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Pickled Beetroot salad,Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar

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From the fire

Corn on the Cob with Peppadew butter

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“Soetpatat” with Maple syrup, farm butter and Cinnamon roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Garden roast vegetables with Spring vegetables with thyme, garlic and butter

Phutu pap with Tomato smoor

Free range Chicken pieces – Basted in BBQ sauce

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Whole Karoo Lamb from the Spit with Marinated in fresh herb and lemon oil

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 Dessert

Traditional Milk tart with Cinnamon dust

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Ginger and Apple Malva pudding with Star Anise custard

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Fresh fruit salad

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What an amazing way to celebrate Heritage Day,something for everyone and once again #TeamSpier gets it right. Well done guys 🙂

Chef & Sous Chef from #TeamSpier
                                                Chef & Sous Chef from #TeamSpier
#TeamSpier
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#TeamSpier
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Thank you again guys we had an awesome time as usual.

For more pics click on the links below:

Album 1

Album 2

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