Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

The Overgaauw Restaurant opened a few weeks ago and I enjoyed an exceptional feast there on Sunday with friends. Owned and operated by renowned photographer Russel Wasserfall and his gorgeous wife Camilla Comins who runs the kitchen. Camilla was one of the founding chefs at the Table at De Meye which won best country restaurant in the 2011 Eat Out awards. When she is not busy cooking up a scrumptious storm for the restaurant, she is making confectionary such as nougat, Turkish Delight and nut brittles which are available for sale along with other delectable treats from her kitchen.

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

This multi talented couple couple saw the potential in one of the original buildings on the farm (the stables which later became the vinegar room), and converted this into the kitchen, retail area and office space for the restaurant. The tables that you dine at are located outside under trees, porches or beneath tin shade structures. Everything is charming, rustic, homely and beautiful.

A well thought out menu is devised each week based on the best ingredients available from mainly local suppliers and prepared with much care and love. Served in the pretty country surroundings it feels like you are dining at Russel and Camilla’s home.

All the wines are from Overgaauw and we loved the Sauvignon Blanc which we drank in abundance on Sunday.

Overgaauw Restaurant

The menu each week will go up on their Facebook page, and this is what we enjoyed on our day:

Starter
Baked chicken liver paté
Butter bean paté
Served with pickles and Annalie’s moskonfyt, as well as fresh bread and farm butter

Main
Beef fillet roasted whole
Caramelised onion tarte tatin
Bearnaise sauce made with fresh tarragon
Green bean, artichoke and baby leaf salad
Baby paprika potatoes
Beetroot salad with apple cider vinegar and fennel seeds

Dessert
Almond and carrot cake
Lemon verbena ice cream

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking but I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough if you are looking for a leisurely afternoon lunch in the Winelands. Every morsel was utterly delicious and perfectly cooked. Abundant and generous portions brought to your table instantly turns your lunch into a convivial feast.

Details on menu prices and how they operate can be found here.

*PS ~ this will also be the  new venue where Russel and I will be hosting our future food styling and photography courses. Please get in touch with me directly via: slinsell @ gmail (dot) com to be placed on the mailing list.

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

Overgaauw Restaurant

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6 Comments

  1. Oh Sam this is so so beautiful… and can you believe it .. many of these items are on my Festive Menu … and to top it all I have also planted hydrangeas and very similar roses – Copper Queen, Pink Peace and another called Victorious! Soon I will be able to do a similar flower combination – also use to do it at my guest house I also loved your Bobotie phyllo pies – served it to my neighbours a couple of weeks ago and we also sold them at the Multicultural festival! Your seeds on top make them extra neat!

    Carolie x

  2. Sam

    How Lovely Carolie, I wish I could sneak over to your house for Xmas. Have a super one. x

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