If you fancy lunch – the long, lazy kind – this will knock your socks off!
On Sunday we headed out to Stellenbosch to The Table at De Meye, a rustic but very charming restaurant in the Winelands. The Table is owned and run by the super talented Jess Shepard and her husband Luke Grant (you may remember them from Nook Eatery in Stellenbosch) and their new venture is truly perfection and a labour of love. He handles the front-of-house and she creates the most marvelous dishes in the kitchen. The Table serves beautifully presented, good, wholesome food made from fresh produce. The menu changes each week (do take a look here before booking) and is inspired by locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
So there we sat, my boyfriend and I, next to the fire in what used to be a dairy shed and tucked in to a heavenly three-course meal. I know it was heavenly because David normally does not eat pork, no matter what the circumstance, but that day he did. We both had slow-roasted pork accompanied by organic carrots, lentils and hasselback potatoes as our mains. But first I had Mussel Fricassee – that’s mussels steamed in saffron and leek sauce – and the crusty bread that comes with it was a huge hit to mop up the sauce. David’s starter was the Dalewood Hugenot twice-baked cheese soufflé – yes, it too was delicious.
And then came the chocolate tart served with lemon ice cream… By then I was about to pop so we shared a desert and thank goodness we did. I really would consider selling my mother for what was put in front of me.
I love that The Table is laid-back and simple without neglecting any of the detail. Do spend the day – go for a walk around the farm but mind the dog that likes to jump on guests – and pick a bottle of wine from the De Meye winery.
For more on The Table and to book yours click here.