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.

Wine Tasting at Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery

Wine tasting with a difference… inside a cave, yes you read properly a cave…Well actually it an old concrete wine tank which has been stunningly converted into various size caves for an intimate wine tasting.

Their website boasts that: ‘You have discovered” and that you must “Feel free to share the secret with others.” Once you have been for a visit, you quickly realize that you just want to share this amazing place with one and all.

Winemaker-owner, Karin de Villiers, or Tannie Karin, as all the staff very fondly refer to her, really is the glue that holds this amazing place together. The stories they tell and experiences they have had with the family really add a personal touch to the experience.

But I have kept the best part of Klein Roosboom back till last… it is their ‘caves’. No,

As a boutique winery, it is not easy to find our wines anywhere else.

We enjoyed the cheese & charcuterie platter as week as the biltong platter.

One for the books for sure!

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery

Address: Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7551

Contact Number: 060 877 2678

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

Gold Restaurant

Definitely one of the most unique experiences, visiting Gold Restaurant, we were astounded to know it had been around for a while and often frequented by foreign visitors. The 14-dish tasting menu is a journey through Africa and is served on sharing portions. What we particularly liked was that each dish was brought to us with a full explanation of the country of origin and cooking techniques and spicing. The waitrons are also from across Africa and they are all very friendly and knowledgeable.

We started our journey with a djembe drumming session. There are various skits during the evening and the entertainers make use of Mali puppetry, and dancing to the rhythms of the marimba percussion and djembe drums.

Start your African Taste Safari

SOUTH AFRICAN SEARED OSTRICH FILLET SALAD

Marinated ostrich fillet is combined with summer greens for a delicious start to our African Feast

XHOSA POT BREADS (V)

Individual, soft-centred bread with a delicious outer crust. Traditionally baked in a pot over an open fire

ETHIOPIAN IAB (V)

This refreshing dip made with yogurt and fresh herbs is the perfect accompaniment for all finger food

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Try Some Street Food

MALAWIAN SWEET POTATO CAKE (V)

One of the staples from Malawi, the sweet potato, receives a modern twist

TUNISIAN PRAWN BRIOUAT

Briouats translates into “little Parcels” and are enjoyed all over North Africa and can be filled with savoury or sweet fillings

Vegetarian option: Tunisian carrot, potato and garlic briouats

MOZAMBIQUAN CHILI CHICKEN WINGS

This Mozambiquan specialty honours Portuguese seafarers who sailed around the African continent during the 16th century searching for gold, precious stones, ivory, amber and spices. Enjoy with the Ethiopian IAB to calm the fire

Vegetarian option: Kenyan irio patty

SOUTH AFRICAN LAMB AND SPRINGBOK SAMOOSAS

Variations of these crisp pastries can be found throughout the Middle East and Northern African countries, including South Africa. We fill ours with minced organic lamb and springbok

Vegetarian option: South African pea and potato samoosas

SOUTH AFRICAN CHUTNEY (V)

“Blatjang” or fruit chutney is the pride of the Cape Malay Cuisine and is the ideal relish for the samoosas

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Mains, Served African Style, A Feast to Share

TANZANIAN FISH CURRY

With freshwater lakes on its Western and Northern borders, and Indian ocean to the East, Tanzania has an abundant selection of fish dishes. This one is delicately flavoured with coconut milk and fresh spinach

Vegetarian option: Tanzanian vegetable curry

GHANAIAN PEANUT CHICKEN

Recipes like this one have crossed the borders of many African countries to broaden our culinary repertoire. Organic free-range chicken breasts are cooked in a rich creamy broth with crushed peanuts and tomatoes with undertones of garlic, ginger, chili, turmeric and fresh thyme

Vegetarian option: Egyptian red lentils

ETHIOPIAN PILAU RICE (V)

Layered rice prepared with Ethiopia’s traditional spice, berbere, and vegetables

MOROCCAN BUTTERBEAN, OLIVE AND TOMATO TAGINE (V)

All the flavours and gentle spices from North Africa are combined to create a vegetarian tagine (North African clay or ceramic pan)


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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Gold Restaurant

Address: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point, 8005

Contact Number: +27 (0) 21 421 4653

Reservations: http://goldrestaurant.co.za/bookings/.

Email: info@goldrestaurant.co.za

Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen

When one visits a specialist drinks bar serving experiential cocktails and vintage drinks, one is expected to be entertained, charmed and even surprised but what awaited us on our first visit was nothing short of amazing.

The theatre and orchestra of each cocktail being presented to us was simply and experience you cannot really describe. Definite bucket list experience if cocktails of even brandy is something you enjoy.

Oh, the Food selection is exceptionally good, freshly made, delicious morsel was the perfect accompaniment of the delicious cocktails. They offer a selection of canapés, boards, sliders, small plates to share, a kid’s menu and brunch.

Some drinks from the Cause & Effect Bar Menu.

EXPERIENTIAL @ 99.00

TABLE MOUNTAIN

KING PROTEA

THE ROCKET

DRINKATERRIUM 2.0

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Cause & Effect Bar

Address: The Rocket Shed, 280 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,

Contact Number: +27 21 422 0266

Reservations: Dineplan

Opening times:        7 DAYS A WEEK

                                    10:00 – 12:00

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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