It’s almost summertime and the living is tasty at Delheim Estate, the Stellenbosch stalwart in the foothills of the Simonsberg. The season for its Riverside Picnics opens within days, offering new summer-inspired fare to celebrate Mother Nature and all her seasonal deliciousness.
From October 1 until the end of April 2017, why not rally your friends and head to Delheim. The ultimate picnic experience awaits in a beautiful setting at the edge of the Klip River with its abundant bird life.
Brimming with all things homemade and share-worthy, your basket of epicurean bliss costs R460 per couple. For starters, there’s a selection of cheeses, charcuterie, pickled pumpkin, biltong, crusty bread and hummus. Then, tuck into the more substantial indulgences - a kidney bean and sweet corn salsa, two salads, one of watermelon, the other a chicken Caesar; a yummy roast beef bagel with all the trimmings and a decadent mini milk tart. A vegetarian option is also on offer.
Each basket comes with a bottle of zesty Delheim Sauvignon Blanc, the estate’s famous Pinotage Rosé, or a bottle of Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz - a firm favourite amongst red wine lovers.
Children’s baskets are available at R100 each and contain finger-licking goodies such as chicken wing lollipops with baby potatoes and cucumber, juice as well as cheese and crackers. Each kiddies’ box comes with home-baked cookies, which they can immediately set about decorating too.
Besides memorable family outings, Delheim’s Riverside Picnics are also perfect for end-of-year celebrations, corporate outings, entertaining the in-laws during the holidays, a stork tea al fresco style, or a relaxed pre-wedding social before a loved one ties the knot.
The estate is a strong follower of sustainable farming, and is passionately committed to the conservation and the rehabilitation of their natural habitat and indigenous flora. With these Riverside Picnics they invite people to reconnect with Delheim and its carefully preserved natural environment.
Delheim’s popular Garden Restaurant, with views of the farm and Table Mountain in the distance, is also in full summer swing. Its brand new menu eschews the elaborate and echoes the simple tastes and sublime flavours and textures unique to the season.
The Delheim Riverside Picnics (R460 per basket which serves two people, R100 per child) are on offer seven days a week and should be pre-booked at the restaurant on Tel: 021 888 4607 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blankets are available with payment of a R100 refundable deposit.
Delheim’s Garden Restaurant is also open seven days a week. Reserve a cosy spot inside or outside on the terrace.
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