The Red Table Restaurant is probably one of the best kept secrets in Paarl. With the picturesque backdrop of the Drakenstein Mountain as the perfect foil for this beautiful Cape Dutch style Manor.
Seeped in history, we couldn’t help stop by the museum, Wine Tasting and Visitors centre,we will be going back for sure.
We were met with at the entrance by the warm and inviting staff, on what started out as an overcast and grey day.
Our party was divided on which starter was best and it was a toss-up between the Smoked Snoek salad, always a firm favourite and the Bobotie samoosa’s ,an unusual but tasty treat with every morsel hungrily devoured.
Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable eager to provide clarity and advise on which Nederburg wine was best accompanied with which course.
Our main course was definitely the showstopper of the afternoon, Braised short rib, zucchini fritters a melange of vegetables an pomme puree. On paper this course is definitely not served any justice, as it was a perfect balance of taste and texture accompanied competently by the Nederburg Wine Masters Cabernet Sauvignon with the tender meat sliding off the bone.
Our dessert was a refreshing twist on an old favourite, Lime infused crème brûlée and summer berries finished off what was an exquisite meal.
The portion sizes were generous and prices were very affordable. I would find it hard to believe anyone not walking away 100% satisfied.
My first visit to Restaurant week left me wanting more, and I will definitely be back to this little gem in Paarl.
Special THANK YOU to Mario Arendse for his first contribution to the blog,well done 🙂
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