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.
We proceeded to have lunch at the Hotel Restaurant and discovered their “Secret”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The menu read like a dream, mouth-watering and it was all delicious. Somehow I managed to taste everything. How could I not?
Medley of Olives,
Peppadews,sundried Tomatoes and roasted Artichokes,
Pickled Hake, toasted Pumpkin seeds, whole raw Almonds.
Traditional Potato salad,Gherkins, grated farm Eggs, Onion and Parsley
Coleslaw with dried Apricots,Green Apple, Carrot, Apple cider vinaigrette
Pickled Beetroot salad,Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar
From the fire
Corn on the Cob with Peppadew butter
“Soetpatat” with Maple syrup, farm butter and Cinnamon roasted Sweet Potatoes
Garden roast vegetables with Spring vegetables with thyme, garlic and butter
Phutu pap with Tomato smoor
Free range Chicken pieces – Basted in BBQ sauce
Whole Karoo Lamb from the Spit with Marinated in fresh herb and lemon oil
Traditional Milk tart with Cinnamon dust
Ginger and Apple Malva pudding with Star Anise custard
Fresh fruit salad
What an amazing way to celebrate Heritage Day,something for everyone and once again #TeamSpier gets it right. Well done guys 🙂
Thank you again guys we had an awesome time as usual.
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