Snaking up a narrow vineyard lane off the Annandale Road it is easy to believe that you are driving further and further away from a reputedly first-rate lunch. The appearance of the Ernie Els wine brand temporarily reassures before doubts return as you see the golfer’s estate disappear in your rearview mirror. Can a Boland fine dining restaurant really* be up here in the mountains? Keep the faith for in no time the beige minimalism of Overture restaurant reveals itself, jutting out over a truly Hidden Valley on the wine estate of the same name. (more…)
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Restaurant Christophe (now sadly closed. Christophe Dehosse is returning to Klein Joostenberg Bistro. Link below.)Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Recently I had a bit of an inconsistent lunch at Klein Joostenberg Bistro, being unaware that chef Christophe Dehosse is now focusing on his new restaurant in Stellenbosch. So it was time to snatch the The International Man of Mystery (Bluff chapter) from Durban and give Restaurant Christophe a stab. (more…)
Hurtling down the highway to escape the mixed-use mess that is Kraaifontein only accelerates your arrival in the Badlands, home to Klein Joostenberg Bistro. After that a web of roads reaches out to those other lands, the Winelands.
The Winelands are a picture postcard of vineyards nestled beneath jagged mountains. The Badlands are Free State flat. (more…)