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Unlock your tastebuds at Spier

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There are certain things you simply HAVE to do when visiting the wine lands this Winter, of which one of them needs to be a stop at any one of the Restaurants at Spier.

During our 48 hour stay at Spier recently Carlinn and I got to do just this and here’s my review on food we ate at two of the Restaurants at Spier as well as from their Deli.

Eight Restaurant

If you’re looking for fresh food and new lunch menu daily based on whatever the local farmers delivered that day, you need to make your way to Eight Restaurant because this is a dining experience you’ll LOVE.

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What makes Eight so special is that it is 100% a Farm to Table experience, so all the greens & veggies you order are picked daily from Farmer John’s Food Garden, and the meat comes from the cattle, sheep, pigs that graze on Spier’s grounds, through sustainable farming methods.

Inside Eight itself, all the decor has been created using 100% recycled products, like the 10,000 individually crafted flowers made from recycled milk bottles which make up the roof, and the awesome chandelier that’s made from old Jik bottles.

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The name “Eight” is an expression of balance, infinity, harmony and more, which speak true in the dining experience itself, with friendly staff and incredible food.

Pork Belly at Eight Restaurant
Pork Belly at Eight Restaurant
Chicken Pie at Eight Restaurant
Chicken Pie at Eight Restaurant
Chocolate Brownie and Mint Ice Cream at Eight Restaurant
Chocolate Brownie and Mint Ice Cream at Eight Restaurant

The Hotel Restaurant at Spier

Chef Lolli has an amazing gift when it comes to food, which she uses to craft new dishes all the time for guests and visitors visiting Spier’s Hotel Restaurant.

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During our two night’s at Spier, we ate from the Hotel Restaurant both nights, one inside the restaurant itself, and the other was a surprise in-room dining experience, with dishes prepared by Chef Lolli herself.

Beef Carpaccio at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Beef Carpaccio at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Lamb Chops with a Skilpadjie at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Lamb Chops with a Skilpadjie at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Surf & Turf at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Surf & Turf at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Apple Pie with Custard & Cinnamon ice-cream at the Spier Hotel Restaurant
Apple Pie with Custard & Cinnamon ice-cream at the Spier Hotel Restaurant

The staff at the Hotel Restaurant are all super friendly and are all really clued up with which amazing wines to pair with the dishes you decide to order. My advice is the Creative Block 3 or 5 wines if you’re going for the Lamb or Fillet like we went for.

The Spier Picnic

The great thing about the Cape, is that our weather is pretty good nearly all year round, despite the rain that comes over the winter, but there are still LOADS of hot days in between, making rolling green lawns at Spier the perfect place to visit if you want to have a picnic while soaking up the lazy Winter Sun.

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While Carlinn and I were visiting though, we had a picnic on the lawn in front of our room because it was a quiet area where we could hang out to the sound of the river below us trickling along.

There is an awesome dam with plenty of open spaces around it for families big and small to picnic around and with the amazing picnic baskets Spier prepare, you’re going to be in for a treat both your eyes and tastebuds.

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2 Comments

  1. Robert Jooste
    June 23, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Looks good Mikey!

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