|Entrance to Neethlingshof|
|Lunch under the oak trees in front of the main house.|
The main house was built in 1814 and is now a restaurant. We sat outside under the oaks and as you can see, the weather was perfect. In honor of my Aunt's birthday, 14 February, I had brought with me a bottle of Kramer Vineyards Müller-Thurgau sparkles from Oregon. We were going to open it on her birthday, but got sidetracked and my Aunt figured today was the perfect day for sparkles! The manager was very gracious in allowing us to bring in our own sparkles for lunch and he charged us $3.23 (current exchange rate conversion) for corkage. (You hear that Bent Brick?)
|This is the furthest South Kramer wine has been. I win.|
|Cork popped and the bubbles did not disappoint.|
We all enjoyed our sparkles and I am glad I got to share a little bit of Oregon with my Aunt and her friends. We all ordered our lunch and it was, as always, very good. I was quick with the camera so managed to get food shots before I licked my plate clean. I decided to have Ostrich as on the way to Neethlingshof we saw a female Ostrich and her chicks. The chicks were cute, but all I could think of when I saw mom was, mmmmm steak. (if you're vegan I apologize)
|Ostrich steak with a port and Cape gooseberry sauce. Wine pairing, Pinotage.|
|Sole fillet with queen prawns, white wine hollandaise on mash potatoes|
|Bobotie (curried hamburger with egg custard) rice and condiments|
One of the main reasons we love this restaurant is for the dessert. Lord Neethling surprise.
|Deep fried ice cream served with fresh berries.|
|The Wine Cellar|
Another perfect day of great food, great wine and great conversation with family and new friends.