Thursday, October 25, 2012

NEW: Gourmet Boerie on Kloof Street

Simple dishes with a gourmet twist are the in thing right now, and all over the place you'll start noticing classics like macaroni and cheese returning to menus with a touch of pizzaz... likewise with dishes such as banger and mash and hotdogs. Soon to be opened at the bottom of Kloof Street is 'Gourmet Boerie'...
The exact opening date is still a bit of a mystery, but its said to be open by the end of this month.

Run by the same guy who owns Rocking the Daisies music festival, it's sure to be quite a vibe. Instead of just Boerewors roll and beer, think: artisanal gourmet boerie roll and craft beer.

Here's what's in-store:

Customers have the choice between traditional, lamb, chicken or vegetarian boerewors, with an Ostrich boerewors in the pipeline. All boeries are available on a selection of rolls. For those with a sweet tooth they offer traditional South African desserts such as Koeksisters, Milk Tart and Malva Pudding. The Gourmet Boerie team have also developed their very own, unique boerewors recipe, available to buy and braai in the comfort of your own home

I did a small Q&A with the chef to find out more:

I see that there is a roll called the 'herbiwors' - is that the vegetarian option?
The herbiwors is a meat option that comes with various vege toppings, like tzatziki, carrots, cucumber, tomato, baby spinach and sprouts. The Veggi Vibe will be the vegetarian option / has no boerewors. 
I see that there are different meat options: lamb, traditional or chicken and ostrich in the future... I think ostrich is great! Does this mean potential other venison sausages?
Also if a boerewors is chicken or lamb, does that mean it is strictly chicken or lamb - ie: no addition of pork for example?
No it does not. 
Will you have a wheat-free roll option? or 'naked' boeries option for example?
This is something we are working on – yes.

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