Show mom how much you care, and book a table at The Red Table restaurant at Nederburg in Paarl this Mothers Day, 14 May. Bring the whole family together with a heartfelt celebration in an atmosphere that exudes heritage interwoven with contemporary flair.
Chef Edmore Ruzoza, who hails from Zimbabwe, has devised a mouth-watering menu as a tribute to all mothers. My mother, now 70 years old and still living in Zimbabwe, played a pivotal role in my food journey. I remember how, as a young boy of only eight, I once complained that I was hungry. Then and there, my mom started teaching me all about food. We mostly ate local produce and often went fishing for bream and catfish. My mom showed me how to prepare it with flavourful herbs and spice. We also tended to our own vegetable garden, providing sustenance in the form of pumpkin, butternut, onions and other produce. I love my mom. Shes so special and a total inspiration. With this special menu I wish to salute all mothers as a tribute to my own, he says.
Chef Ruzozas menu offers a feast for the senses, with a starter of duck confit springrolls, curry beetroot and date salsa, or snoek-stuffed baby squid confit, tomato rice and wilted spinach.
Choosing between the mains on offer will be challenging. Its either biltong-crusted beef fillet, with mushroom duxelle, potato croquettes, broccoli, and red wine jus; or salmon Wellington, ginger-glazed carrot purée, pak choi, and grape fruit hollandaise; or dukkah-spiced baked butternut, Emmental cheese and garden peas Lyonnaise.
For dessert, select between moist carrot cake with hot vanilla syrup and fruit compote, and cold white and dark chocolate mousse with orange ice cream.
There will be a wide selection of Nederburg wines, offered by the glass and by the bottle, including The Winemasters, Heritage Heroes, Ingenuity and Two Centuries collections.
Lunch on Mothers Day will be served from 12:00 at R350 per person (wine and service charge excluded). Kids are also catered for, at around R50 per head.
Booking is essential, and full payment is required to secure a booking. Please call 021 877 5155 to make a booking, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Whilst at Nederburg, take the opportunity to visit the winerys modern and comfortable Visitors Centre. Here you can taste its multi-tiered range of award-winning wines. Or book a tour to immerse yourself in Nederburgs rich and proud history that dates back to 1791, when Philippus Wolvaart settled there to build a life and a home. The Old Cellar Museum tells the story in wonderful artefacts and pictures.
Nederburg is the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competitions South African Wine Producer of the Year, and the 2017 Platters By Diners Club South African Wine Guides Winery of the Year.