I really like Weylandts sense of interior design and general approach to all things for your house.
They claim to operate by a “Good Living” philosophy which says that they are motivated by a “simple appreciation to all things good in life”.
So if they were to open a restaurant you’d really expect something special.
And you’d be right to.
So I am happy that they have opened a restaurant on the top floor of their Durbanville outlet.
Described as a “chic fusion bistro” Chef Charlene Pretorious is committed to local and ethical sourcing and she also subscribes to the principles of the Slow Food Movement.
I said Slow Food, not Slow Service, which a lot of other restaurants seemed to have signed up to by mistake.
What this all means is that you can look forward to seasonal, fresh, tasty food prepared to order.
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea items are on the menu and you can expect to enjoy dishes like Poached Egg with Franschhoek Trout. You might also try Gravadlax and seared lamb caponata on artisan bread.
Chris Weylandt, the owner of Weylandts, supplies the olive oil, lemon juice and wine from his Franschhoek farm.
He hired Pretorius was because she is passionate about bread. “This may sound strange, but people who are mad about bread tend to be grounded and believe in taking the time to do things properly. In Charlene I found a talent and experience which enables her to translate my vision into reality” said Weylandt.
Lucky Durbanvillers, fresh seasonal food served up in a stylish pleasant setting.