Winter special at 5 Rooms

I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes loading this special onto Food24 and after realising how reasonable it is, I’m definitely planning to check it out!

5 Rooms is situated in the Alphen Hotel in Constantia and has only been open for a couple of months.

I’ve heard great things from Caro, and I know that my friend Sierra  and her husband go there fairly often. I really need to try it!!

Anyway, Here’s what you can look forward to: (I’ve heard that the best table is the corner table in the ‘portrait room’. Just saying).

*2-courses for R140 and 3-courses for R190*

Duck liver paté
Roasted pistachio nuts, blood orange jelly and potato crisps

Marinated artichokes
Asparagus, cucumber carpaccio and lemon dressing

Norwegian salmon
Smoked salmon mousse, rocket salad laced with hollandaise sauce

Soup of the day

Arugula salad
Pine nuts, parmesan shavings, garlic croutons and lemon mustard dressing

Mussel Arabbiata
Local steamed mussels with chilli, garlic and fresh bread

Norwegain salmon
Garlic scented mushrooms, and potato wedges laced with sauce Mornay

Fillet steak
Wild mushrooms, pearl onions and fries

Veal Marsala
Basil pesto soufflé, parmesan shavings and garden salad

Mushroom pasta
Sautéed spinach, roasted mushrooms, drizzled with a mushroom beurre blanc

Butter chicken
Crisp poppadum, fresh coriander and basmati rice

Lienfish of the day
A Slick Twist from the Chef

Beef Shepard’s pie
Topped with a cumin and cucumber raita

‘Elements of Candy’
Grape fizz lollipop, toffee apple and rose petal iced lolly

Crème brûlée
Fresh berries, sugar art and mint

Apple crumble
Cranberries, cinnamon and crème Anglaise

Trio of ice cream
Enquire the choice of the day

So, who’s free for dinner??

Image sourced here.


Why Watch Rugby When You Can Drink Wine?


How close was that game this morning???!!!

Don’t know what I’m talking about? (what rock have you been LIVING under?!)

This morning was South Africa’s first official game in the rugby world cup… and I know that pretty much the entire nation was perched, ready and waiting (with breakfast beers, boerie rolls and biltong) for the match to begin.  How typically South African! *smiles*

There are those few however, who tragically have  zero interest in rugga and wouldn’t know better if Pat Lambie were to offer them the window seat on a plane. This post, dear friends, is for you!!

Because while the boys sit glued to the box, you can start planning your summer wardrobe with a glass of this in hand!!!

I present to you … the inaugural, just-released and oh-so lip-smackingly delicious, Constantia Saddle Rose’- produced at Constantia Glen by the fabulous Karl Lambour. I’ve been working at CG since January and this is the first little punt I’ve done (on the blog), so bear with me 😉

The wine is ONLY sold at the farm so no quick trips to the bottle store, I’m afraid. BUT! There is a fantastic special on (R500 for 12 bottles!!) at the moment. Just do yourself a favour ladies and grab some! It’s refreshing, dry (but doesn’t scrape the back of your throat with acidity) and has amazing flavours of strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and a few hints of spice and toffee/caramel.

Trust me… it’ll get you through the next six weeks with a smile on your face!!  🙂