On Sunday the family were invited out to The Table at De Meye, the brainchild of famed food stylist and photographer Russel Wasserfall, his wife, Chef Camilla Comins and her brother Jason Comins.
They are open for lunches Fri-Sun, by appointment only. They are passionate about local, seasonal produce and rotate their menu weekly, which is revealed on-line via their blog and via their e-mail newsletters.
Tables are set up under the old oak trees and guests are served harvest style while each menu items story is recounted. A great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, as an hour soon becomes 3 or 4 before one heads back into the heartlands of suburbia.
Sunday’s menu was as follows:
Starter – cold smoked snoek paté from Gordon’s Bay Fisheries, Camila’s cucumber and beetroot pickles with a selection of cured meats and farm-style brown bread.
Main – deboned and roasted quail served with wholewheat cous cous and a seasonal salad of grapes, cucumbers, figs and seasonal greens.
Dessert – a plum and frangipani tart with créme fraiche.
At the time of writing the costs are R250pp ex drinks, well priced for both the quality and caliber of both ingredients and dishes.