Pivnushka Beer Garden at Hazendal Wine Estate

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This was our third visit to Hazendal Wine Estate and just like the previous experiences this one exceeded our expectations.

We were meant to review the Food and Beer pairing but as per usual couldn’t resist taking in the other spoils this amazing venue has to offer.

From a walk in the Heritage Garden, with its oversized garden tools, to the various culinary experienced they have on offer, there is something for everyone:

AVANT-GARDE RESTAURANT

BEER GARDEN

THE RUSSIAN TEA CEREMONY

BABUSHKA DELI

BABUSHKA PICNICS

And uniquely curated experiences as well:

WONDERDAL

MARVOL GALLERY

FAMILY MTB PARK

FOOD & BEER PAIRING

1st Pairing

Devils Peak Lager

Mini Baguette with bratwurst and pickles

2nd Pairing

Devils Peak First Light

For de latte, anchovy and sun-dried tomato pizza

3rd Pairing

Stellenbosch Brewing Co Born Free Pale Ale

Lamb Rib with Sticky BBQ glaze

4th Pairing

Darling Brew Black Mist

Chocolate Mocha Brownie

Favourite pairing for a non-beer drinker was the 4th pairing, by far my favourite was the Mini Baguette with Bratwurst and pickles!

From a beer drinker point all were his favourite, so there you have it, go, and decide for yourself. 😊

Pivnushka Beer Garden Menu

SNACKS

Pretzel with sweet beer mustard | 55

Marinated cheese and olives | 75

Biltong, snapsticks and salami sticks | 98

SALADS

PANZANELLA SALAD Tomato, roast peppers, toasted

Babushka bread, basil, onion, capers and white anchovies with

piquant dressing | 85

SEASONAL PASTA SALAD Mixed olives, feta, spring onion,

sundried tomato, lightly smoked creamy bacon dressing | 85

POTATO, BROCCOLI AND PARMESAN SALAD Fire roasted

baby potatoes and broccoli with parmesan shavings and

basil aioli | 95

FROM THE FIRE

BOCKWURST Served on baguette with home-made sauerkraut and pickles | 95

JAFFLES Toasted sandwiches made in the traditional jaffle iron, served with home-made pickles

Tomato, Fior di latte and pesto | 75

Lamb, feta and sundried tomato | 85

Biltong and cheddar | 85

PIVNUSHKA PIZZA

Tomato, Fior di latte and pesto | 115

Lamb, feta and sundried tomato | 135

Biltong and cheddar | 135

GRASS-FED BEEF BURGER 200g BBQ beef patty with Pivnushka BBQ basting sauce on a Russian black sourdough bun, tomato, gherkin and caramelized onion, Jack ‘n Jill cheese, served with handcut potato chips | 145

GERMAN SAUSAGE PLATTER A selection of four sausages, BBQed and served with mustard, pickles and baguette or crushed potatoes | 235

BBQ EISBEIN Slow cooked and BBQed with a Belgian beer glaze, served with crisp crushed potatoes | 195

CHICKEN SHASHLIK Skewered peri-peri chicken with lemon and herb yoghurt, served with your choice of salad and mustard| 185

LAMB RIBS Fire-grilled with Pivnushka BBQ sauce served with your choice of salad | 195

BEEF CUT OF THE DAY 300g grass fed beef, onion and mustard marmalade served with your choice of salad andhandcut potato chips | 235

SIDES

Handcut potato chips | 55

Crispy crushed potato | 55

Beer battered onion rings | 45

DESSERT

LAS PALETAS Handmade artisan ice lollies. (Please enquire about today’s flavours) | 28

GELATO OR SORBETTO CONE Two scoops of Moro Gelato or sorbetto of your choice, served in a sugar cone

(please enquire about today’s flavour) | 85

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, ROASTED WHITE CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA ICE-CREAM | 85

BEER AND CIDER

Pivnushka Pilsner I 38

Devil’s Peak Lager I 38

Devil’s Peak First Light Golden Ale I 38

Striped Horse Pilsner I 38

Stellenbosch Brewing Co. Pina Colada I 38

Rodenbach Fruitage I 45

MORE CRAFT BEERS AND CIDERS

Stellenbosch Brewing Co. Hoenderhok (440ml) I 45

Stellenbosch Brewing Co. Pale Ale (440ml) I 45

CBC LITE (340ml) I 35

CBC Amber Weiss (440ml) I 45

Alpha Dry Cider (340ml) I 35

Alpha Berry Cider (340ml) I 35

Devil’s Peak Zero to Hero (340ml) I 29

ALSO, on offer is a selection of WINE, COCKTAILS, MOCKTAILS, SPIRITS, SOFTDRINKS and HOT BEVERAGES

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Pivnushka Beer Garden at Hazendal Wine Estate

Address: Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch, 7599

Contact Number: 021 205 5620

Reservations: bookings@hazendal.co.za

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:03 to 20:00 (kitchen closes at 19:00), and Sunday 11:30-17:00 (kitchen closes at 16:00).
  • Please note that opening hours are weather dependent. In case of rain, the beer garden will be closed.
  • No bookings are required, but you are welcome to secure your table.

JéAn Restaurant at Klein Roosboom Wine Farm

What a find…Klein Roosboom was, on the M13, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, definitely #capetownsbestkeptsecret, the setting, the views of the vineyards and the food, all 5 stars!!!

At JéAn Restaurant, they promise,” Food that’s not pretentious with “schmears” & “foam”, but beautiful bring-down-the-house food.” And boy do they deliver, everything little morsel packed full of flavour. That broodjie was to die for and for a non-Marmite eater to say that should speak volumes.

The potatoes to the roasted veggies and the lamb and of course the Chicken Pie, everything was simply yummy with a capital Y!!!

LET’S START WITH….

Biltong and Marmite Broodjie

Whipped Ricotta and Garden Herb Pesto

And then BY…

SPRING GREENS

Wild Rocket, mushroom and Grana padana

HARISSA ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

Crispy chickpeas; kale, dried berries, toasted almonds

HONEY ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES

Fennel, granadilla, farm butter

DUCK FAT ROASTED POTATOES

African wild garlic

CAPE MALAY ROASTED CHICKEN PIE

Atchar, shortcrust pastry

WOODFIRED CHIMICHUR LAMB ROAST

Lemon, mint

SOMETHING SWEET…

BLACKBERRY PANNA COTTA

Marné Brut and berry gelée, bitter chocolate Turkish delight, strawberry frozen yoghurt.

R350 per person

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: JéAn Restaurant at Klein Roosboom,

Address: M13 Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville,7550

Contact Number: +27 (0)79 693 9646

Reservations: http://kleinroosboom.co.za/jean-restaurant/.

Opening times:       

  • Monday – Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday LUNCH 12:00 – 16:30
  • Thursday LUNCH 12:00 – 15:30 | DINNER 19:00-21:30
  • Friday LUNCH 12:00 – 15:30 | DINNER 19:00-21:30
  • Saturday BREAKFAST 09:00 – 11:00 | LUNCH 12:30 – 15:30 | DINNER 19:00-21:30
  • Sunday BREAKFAST 09:00 – 11:00 | FAMILY LUNCH TABLE MENU 12:30 – 15:30

The Kind Kitchen

We ventured into unknown territory in terms of our foodie experiences and when we visited The Kind Kitchen’s branch in Constantia.  #TheKindKitchen – Woodstock officially opened September 2018 by founder by chef Jason McNamara. Recently being listed on the‘Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town listed by Eat Out and The Inside Guide in 2019, is no mean feat.

Their mantra is ‘Be Kind’ and that in itself speak volumes. Gone are the days of expecting tasteless, “cardboard” like dishes. You WILL NOT find that at #TheKindKitchen.

Here’s the dishes we ordered and loved!

The Darkside Burger Enjoy a prego style chicken burger made from homemade textured soy and basted in our spicy peri peri sauce, loaded on a Charcoal Bun with mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, gherkins, onions, melted cheddar cheese and hand cut fries.

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The Badass Beyond Burger Enjoy the epic Beyond Burger basted in our own tangy bbq sauce on a soft bun of choice with mustard, mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, gherkins, red onions and melted cheddar cheese on your Choice of bun: Sesame, Activated Charcoal, Turmeric or in a Gluten Free Wrap

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Really Lucky Fish Burger A fillet of fish made from banana blossoms, nori and sea vegetables to create a deliciously kinder version which we deep fry in a beer batter and then top it off with a dill tartare sauce, mustard, tomato, onions, cos lettuce and homemade hand-cut fries on a Turmeric Bun. (Turn into Fish n Chips without the Bun if you’d like)

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Loaded Jalapeno fries

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GF Choc Cake Brownie

Carrot Cake Tart

Peanut Butter Cups

For all the pictures from our visit click HERE

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: The Kind Kitchen – Constantia

Address: Constantia Uitsig Farm, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia7806

Contact Number: 064 554 9116

Reservations: dineplan.com

Opening times:

  • Tue to Fri: 6:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Sat to Sun: 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Mon: Closed

BLAAUWKLIPPEN – Bunny Chow and Wine Pairing

There is something romantic and exciting about visiting a wine farm.  Thus it was that on a sunny winter’s morning that we set off to Blaauwklippen Vineyards, in the  Stellenbosch region, for some wine tasting. 

The restaurant is a beautifully presented place with wonderful table settings and lovely ambiance.  The waitrons welcomed us expectantly, and the adventure commenced.

Once seated, the waitron explained what we were about to receive.  The bunny chow, which would be paired with three local wines, was prepared fresh and would take some time.  In the meantime we could enjoy some bubbly.

“Bunny chow” conjured up images of half a loaf of unsliced bread, excavated and stuffed with curry – a popular delicacy typically enjoyed on the Cape Flats. The Blaauwklippen variety was somewhat different, but every bit as tasty. 

Served on a platter was a trio of pie-like creations with different fillings – butter chicken and springbok curry.  The third bunny chow was called eatenmess, a dessert filled with chocolate, fruit and some brandy – a delightful surprise.  This trio was perfectly and deliciously paired with the Blaauwklippen Sauvignon Blanc 2018, the Blaauwklippen Shiraz 2017, and the Blaauwklippen before & after Aperitif respectively.

A lovely experience in a lovely environment.  Blaauwklippen is open daily from 10am – 5pm.  The meal, the wines, the service, and the setting – well worth the R175 per person.

SO MUCH TO ENJOY!

Children’s Activities ; Family Market ; Tastings Room ; Bistro

  • Wine Tasting – R80 (Per Person)
  • Enjoy a selection of any 5 wines of your choice! (excluding Reserve Wine)
  • Bunny Chow & Wine Tasting – R175 (Per Person)
  • Macaron & Wine Tasting – R150 (Per Person)
  • Chocolate & Wine Tasting – R150 (Per Person)

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Name of Wine Farm: Blaauwklippen

Address: Strand Road, R44 Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7600

Contact Number: +27 (0)21 880 0133

Hours:

Summer Times (1 October – 30 April)

  • Mondays to Saturdays: 10h00 – 18h00
  • Sundays & Public Holidays: 10h00 – 17h00

Winter Times (1 May – 30 September)

  • Mondays till Saturdays: 10h00 – 17h00
  • Sundays & Public Holidays: 10h00 – 17h00

Written for JAR Photography by Anthony Adams

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen