A country welcome



I can’t think of many things more delightful than driving into the country to a wine farm to eat at its restaurant. One of my favourite places to get away to is Rob Hahn’s restaurant called Eat outside Paarl.

Rob Hahn

While he does have, and is well known for oven roasted pizzas, I really don’t see the point when I would much rather have his superb Cape Malay chicken Curry –obviously served with yellow raisin rice or his beef oxtail served with parmesan mash—now there is a thought.

Famous Cape Malay Curry


Ox tail and trimmings

He also does a superb little beginner, a starter, called a boozy camembert which is a baked whole small camembert with a splash of sweet wine gently baked till it gets all oozy and friendly and served with crisp bread, a superbly yummy starter.

I can smell it from here

If you really must have meat, his grilled herb sirloin is perfectly done and served with chips and vegetables obviously. The classic beef bobotie is much talked about in the area. it is topped with coconut and banana and served with yellow Raisin rice and baby vegetables — a classic Cape meal.

Fabulous venison pie


To end it all there’s really not much to top the Cape Brandy pudding with fresh cream. Of course, the excellent wines of Perdeberg are available and perfectly match this sort of relaxed country eating. Do get there and have fun. There is a kiddies menu to keep the little ones busy or they can be occupied in the play area while you keep an eye on them.