Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Root 44 Market at Audacia

I was in Stellenbosch the other day and on the hunt for something new and food-orientated when we drive past Audacia Wine Estate on the R44. It was fairly early on a Sunday morning and I was keen for some breakfast after a somewhat wine-filled evening the previous night. So, after not much deliberation, we decided to pop in and see what it was all about.

Root 44 Market entrance

Craft/Clothing section

All sorts of items can be found, from jewellery to picture frames

Outdoor tables overlooking the vineyards
 The market is quite new, having only been operating for a couple months, but the property is large, beautiful, and quite unlike any of the food markets I have been to. there is a big craft/clothing/product section and then a food section, both under Bedouin tents (which is great for winter) with lawns, a play area for kids and plenty of tables overlooking the vineyards, under the cover of big leafy trees.

They have a mini train for little ones, which makes a route around the estate and a bumper car section plus other activities. There is also a big wooden stage area for live music, which will be used for special events and for entertainment during the market hours.

As the market is still quite new, the food stalls are still growing, but visitors can find everything from local microbrewery beer on tap and biltong to margarita cupcakes and wheat-free rusks.
I had an amazing smoked beef rye sandwich with Dijon mustard (R40).

Audacia wine tasting

Hazz coffee

I love the lemon curd lady's products!

The breakfast jaffles from this stand were excellent and the rye rusks too

to-die-for desserts, beautifully displayed and absolutely decadently delicious

Freshly bakes breads, pretzels and bagels

beef burgers

amazing biltong, offering varieties such as beef and kudu

Devil's Peak Microbrewery's 'Blockhouse' and 'First Light' beers on tap

An array of hand-made pestos, jams, spreads and preserves are on offer

Stellenbrau Microbrewery's Alumni Ale and Craven Craft Lager on tap.

Decadent brownies in a variety of flavours

Charcuterie and cheeses

Margarita cupcakes

Incredibly fresh trout, served up in original ways

I had the Plaine Jane in the backround - simply amazing and filling!

Root 44 Market deets:
Open Hours: 9am-3:30pm Saturdays and Sundays 
Map below:


Kayo Mc Gregor said...

Love it! Thanks :)

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Anonymous said...

This Market seriously covers everything and there is so much place to sit and relax, unlike other markets where it is just push and shove. And the music is awesome!!!! Well done Root 44.