Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Hearty Winter Sunday Lunches at Allée Bleue

Head out to the winelands on Sundays for Allée Bleue's hearty new winter lunches. Perfect for a family day out, some wine tasting and enough meat to curb any carnivores' cravings, the Sunday Big Lunch will run throughout winter.

starter buffet

We went just over a week ago for the first staging of the lunch and there was far too much to eat – my husband and I rolled out of the venue ready for a big afternoon nap.

This is what the lunch includes: a starter buffet selection, succulent spitbraai roasts (lamb, beef and pork), delicious potjies (traditional South African stews made in three-legged pots which sits in the fire), a variety of salads and veggies and a dessert table, plus entertainment for the kids includes a supervised jumping castle, trampoline, face painting, movies and craft painting.

All the meats are served with selected sauces. My favourite was the slow-roasted sirloin with 'hollandaise with a twist' (the chefs told me the secret ingredient was a touch of tomato paste).
The two potjies on offer when we went included a prawn curry and a a lamb and vegetable stew.


Meats roasting on the spit

A selection of roasts

 To wrap things up, diners can look forward to an array of desserts such as apple crumble with vanilla sauce to Cape brandy pudding. My husband was a big fan! After all, it was his birthday, so he tucked into as much as he could... :-)

In addition, the farm has launched tours that will allow the public to view the estate's fresh herb production every Friday at 11am followed by lunch. The farm is one of the Western Cape’s biggest herb producers, packing one ton of the greens every week – including Sweet Basil, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Rocket, Rosemary, Sage, Tatsoi and more. Each tour will be guided by the experienced and knowledgeable herb production manager.

The Sunday Big Lunch costs R195pp, R75 per child under 12 years old and children under 4 years old eat free.
The Herb Tours costs R185pp including lunch and wine.
To book for the Sunday Big Lunch or the Herb Tours contact Allée Bleue on (021) 874 1021.
For more information about the farm, visit www.alleebleue.com

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