Monday, March 12, 2012

Beat the winter chill with Holden Manz in Franschhoek

Escape to Franschhoek for hearty country-style cooking at the Franschhoek Kitchen, the signature restaurant at Holden Manz, where their new winter warming menu teems with palate-pleasing dishes made with seasonal ingredients from their very own chicken coup, vegetable garden and fruit orchard.

Chef Bjorn Dingemans’ mouth-watering starters include scrumptious grilled squid, a novel chickpea pancake with buffalo mozzarella and roasted butternut, and crumbed sweetbreads served with Holden Manz garden leaves.

Situated above the Holden Manz cellar, food and wine pairing is intrinsic to the Franschhoek Kitchen. Chef Bjorn, who has cooked alongside some of the finest chefs in London before joining Holden Manz, crafts his signature dishes using a fresh, local and organic approach towards simply delicious winelands meals in breathtaking surroundings.– creating perfect pairings for Holden Manz signature reds.

Diners will be spoiled for choice with a wide selection of mains, such as succulent slow roasted pork belly, juicy lamb chops served with onion puree, rosemary potatoes and rocket, perfectly prepared line fish, or the irresistible signature Holden Manz “fall-off-the-bone” 24 hour roasted lamb shank.

Chef Bjorn is in his element when it comes to dessert with his pièce de résistance, his decadent chocolate pot or indulgent cheesecake. You will also love his twist on an Italian classic, the orange and brandy pana cotta  

With a menu filled to the brim with delicious dishes, there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy at the Franschhoek Kitchen this winter.

Call 021-8762729 for reservations, or e-mail at Visit Holden Manz on Facebook or The Holden Manz tasting room is open daily from 10h00 to 17h00. To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33° 56’ 7” S; Longitude: 19° 6’ 54” E.
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