(At Springfontein Eats; the only restaurant in South Africa with a Michelin Star. Ain’t we privileged to live at a stone-throw from this culinary delight?)
Since a month or so there is a new restaurant in (or better: just outside) the village. Not one of 13 in a dozen but it’s one with the first Michelin Star rating in South Africa. Ain’t we lucky!
One can use many, many words in bragging about the food but I just quote one of our previous neighbors who just said: “I ate poems”.
Springfontein Eats is located at the estate of Springfontein Winery and to qualify their wines: “I drunk …..”. My personal favorites of this cellar are the Chenin Blanc and Petit Verdot (only a few estates in South Africa produce Petit Verdot which is an excellent digestive).
Anyway I was there this morning to show my wife the pictures I made and which (on 60×90 CM board) are hanging on the walls. For me the opportunity to make some extra pictures just to show you the ambiance in case you’re in the neighborhood one day…
Last week I finished the assignment for 8 (60×90 cm) posters for a new restaurant here in the village. And the guests are raving about it I understood this weekend. The new restaurant (Springfontein Eats) is the first Michelin Star rated restaurant in South Africa. The kitchen (with permanently 3 chefs) is larger than the restaurant itself!!! And it needs to be because it’s not a quickie home cooking but the different ingredients (some foraged by THE Chef himself in the surrounding nature) undergo a long process of pre-preparation and (slow) cooking, etc.
Anyway; herewith a few pictures and if you want to see more … (?) …. come to Stanford, South Africa and EAT!!!