Thursday, June 21, 2012

Keeping warm in winter


As the winter solstice came, and the mercury dropped, it seemed fitting that The Three Musketeers went on another of their famous culinary adventures! Last night, we adventured out to Zevenwacht, where we met up with a few more awesome people to enjoy their "Winter Warmer" soup buffet. We were greeted with complimentary sherry to help warm us up as we stepped in from the cold, and were seated at our table right in front of the fireplace. The restaurant is located in a Cape Dutch Manor House, circa 1800: all beautiful wood floors and traditional Cape wood furniture. After we'd all warmed up, we went to an adjoining room to get our food.
The soups change every week. We were treated with a selection of butternut, mushroom and pea & ham soup, as well as plentiful fresh farm bread. I think everyone at our table had at least a bowl of every soup (and some went back for seconds!) - all three were delicious. Of course, with everyone having different tastes, everyone had their own favourite.
All in all, it was a highly enjoyable evening and a fantastic meal for a cold winter night! I had never been to Zevenwacht before, but I will most definitely be returning!

Zevenwacht Winter Warmer soup and fresh bread buffet is R45 per person. Booking is recommended. More details for the restaurant can be found on their website or Facebook page.

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