Movement within Stellenbosch has been severely restricted due to the coronavirus Covid-19. People are now only allowed to leave their homes for very specific reasons and dining out on the town is not one of them.
So it is mighty encouraging to see so many of our local wineries and restaurants that are quickly and innovatively reorganising their businesses to handle online orders and deliveries, to provide food and drink for their customers, and retain jobs for their staff.
With takeaway and deliveries now one of the few ways we can still enjoy ourselves, it is crucial we wring every scintilla of pleasure from it. Here’s a selection of some of the most tempting menus available from top eateries in and around Stellenbosch, that will make you feel like you have a Chef in your kitchen (without the dishes).
Bertus se Huiskos
South African Chef Of The Year Bertus Basson, who owns Stellenbosch restaurants Eike, Overture, Spek en Bone and De Vrije Burger, has started home deliveries, making use of Uber Eats and his own staff to transport the meals. Kyle and Bertus have filled a box with some Eike favourites and some South African flavours to be enjoyed at home. The meal is fresh, local and will evoke some nostalgic food memories. They also have a selection of wine they can deliver with your box.
Delivery is Tuesdays to Saturdays in Stellenbosch. Somerset West, Gordons Bay and Strand is R25 delivery. Twice a week delivery to other areas for a fee of R50. Pickup at Eike is also an option.
Somerbosch is offering a wide selection of frozen meals, pasta, fish, meat, and poultry dishes, as well as desserts, soups and bread – all delivered to you. They have also made Sunday lunch a breeze with a 3-course menu geared to provide comfort and warmth in the coming cold weather.
Orders to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum order of R500 for free delivery. Orders to be placed 24-48 hours ahead of delivery. Same day delivery is possible.
Overture at home
If you miss the restaurant experience, Drikus and the team at Overture has curated and prepared a special 3 course meal that is delivered to your home in a convenient all-in-one box. All you have to do is heat it up. There are also a few extras to enjoy as well as a selection of wine to deliver with your box.
Delivery is from Tuesday to Saturdays in Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Twice a week delivery to other areas for a fee of R50 or pickup at Overture is also available.
The Vine Bistro: Friday Night Dinner
Friday nights in the Winelands now means going French, because the chefs at The Vine Bistro at Gelenely Estate have come up with an array of new dishes to be enjoyed at home. Dîner Chez Vous – Friday night dinner from their kitchen conveniently delivered to your table at home every Friday.
Head chef Alex Rykaart, together with chef-patron Christophe Dehosse, has created a menu of courses made from seasonal produce and local ingredients. The menu comprises of fresh baguette, herb butter and a snack, followed by the main dish which changes every week, and a sweet treat to end off a memorable meal.
Delivery to Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Paarl, Franschhoek and Durbanville. Cost is R160 per person (a minimum of two dishes required for order), orders to be made before 3pm on Thursday, for delivery on Friday between 3pm and 6pm. Contact email@example.com to order.
Jardine at home
Chef George Jardine’s Sunday family lunch is now available to order for the 7th June and they also have a special Father’s Day Menu for the 21st of June. The menu changes weekly and last Sunday lunch orders to be made by 10h00 Friday mornings
To order, send them an email to request an order form. Delivery is free within a 20km radius from Jardine and is delivered the following day, Wednesdays to Sundays. Delivery in Cape Town and Northern Suburbs are made on Thursdays
The Deli at Lanzerac
Lanzerac Deli is something of an institution in the Cape Winelands, and its re-opening could not come a minute too soon, now serving up some of its all-time favourites, including fresh-packaged warm meals, on-the-go snacks, sweet treats and more.
The Deli’s tasty selection of homemade jams and preserves, biscuits, rusks, sweet treats and pantry goods is also available for purchase in-store. Freshly-brewed coffee, perfect for those cold, winter mornings or as a midday pick-me-up, will also be available.
Online wine sales are now also available, refer to the Lanzerac website for more details.
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