I don’t think there is anything more satisfying and soul-quenching than a Saturday well-spent doing something special with the people you love. You know, those perfect days where at the end of it you are left feeling so content and happy! Where you are left feeling fulfilled and grateful for the mazing memories that were created.
Last Saturday was such a day, where by the end of it all I wished was that we could re-live it again and and again. Sound boring? Well, if you knew just how lovely our day was you would want to relive it too I assure you. 🙂
We started off with some strawberry picking in Stellenbosch at the gorgeous Mooiberg Farm Stall ,which in all honesty was so much better than I ever anticipated. Yes I know, the fact that we have never taken the kids to pick strawberries before might come as a real shock to some of you, but there you have it. Truth is we just never found the right time and the few times we had the idea to it, it was out of season. But we had the best time picking the most deliciously sweet strawberries. Some of the best we have ever tasted!
From there on we made our way through the beautiful Franschoek valley to Leopard’s Leap Wine farm, a truly beautiful part of the winelands. I was blown away by our surrounds from the minute we arrived at the gates, meandering our way through their lush grounds to their restaurant and wine tasting area. Everything was so green and well-kept, even the kids kept saying, “It’s so green, wow mom it’s so beautiful hey?”
We were met by the friendliest staff as reception who took us to our table which was situated in the enclosed outside area with glass doors surrounding us from floor to ceiling. It allowed us to look out onto the gorgeous lush lawns and really soak up all the beauty. AND keep an eye on he kids while they played on the lawns and the FABULOUS play area.
We arrived starving, having not really had breakfast (besides the sneaky stawberries we “sampled” while picking) and so we wanted to order drinks as soon as possible. I felt like something fresh and so we ordered a bottle of their Pinot bubbly, which I will say upfront may have been the highlight of my day. 🙂
What’s On The Menu?
“In our food offering, the focus is on relaxing, family-orientated enjoyment, exciting and occasionally experimental, exposing our visitors to interesting ways of exploring our wines in a culinary context – uncomplicated and slanted towards fresh and seasonal food.”
“A most popular attraction is our Rotisserie-style restaurant, with every detail taken care of by Chef Pieter de Jager. The tempting offering includes a variety of tender, juicy meats from a state-of-the-art Rotisol spit, complemented by a selection of side dishes from our Harvest Table that features seasonal salads and roasted vegetables sourced from the biologic vegetable and herb garden on the farm. An array of farm-baked breads, pastries, cakes and take-home meals is also available. Dessert consists of individual portions of delights such as cake lollies, mini cheese-cakes and baby meringues, to make an occasion of late afternoon coffee.”Leopard’s Leap
We can account for the fact that this is by far one of the best Rotisserie experiences we have ever experienced. The meats were amazing – we had the pork and the lamb and the selection of yummy salads were so fresh and tasty, it was literally all I thought about eating the next day.
The Kids food selection is great with something for everyone : think burgers, fish ‘n chips and Pizza.
The food offering is available from Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:30 to 15:30.
Buses by appointment only.
DISCALIMER: We were hosted by Leopard’s Leap, however all thoughts and words are honest and my own.