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roasted carrots with oyster mayonnaise, chorizo and horseradish

roasted carrots with oyster mayonnaise, chorizo and horseradish

Die Werf Restaurant on Boschendal Wine Estate

Chef Christiaan Campbell from Die Werf Restaurant on Boschendal whipped up this delicious dish on Friday when I visited the farm for the afternoon. We went for a wonder in their incredible kitchen garden with Megan McCarthy (who manages it) to find a few of the ingredients needed. Things like Cape May which were roasted with the carrots, wild rosemary to sprinkle on top and of course the rainbow baby carrots and horseradish root.  Continue Reading →

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boschendal farm to table festival

Die Werf Restaurant on Boschendal Wine Estate

Boschendal Estate, Franschhoek

I spent this last week-end ensconced at Boschendal enjoying as many parts of the inaugural Farm to Table Festival as time would allow. You couldn’t get a better winelands setting to host a food festival of this nature. Nestled on the outskirts of Franschhoek with 3 mountain ranges in the distance, its jaw dropping beautiful. This farm walks the talk in terms of producing ethical food. From their organic food garden, to their free range eggs and pasture reared Angus beef. This is food of the highest quality and Boschendal played host to a handful of their own and other local experts who came along to share a part of their own food stories.

Utterly inspiring. Continue Reading →

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