The Red Table Restaurant @ Nederburg

Lunch,Coffee in Paarl
Nederburg Wines

OPEN TIMES
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: Lunch served from 11h00 - 16h00

Nederburg presents the restaurant, The Red Table, situated in its iconic manor house, a national monument. It has been passionately created in collaboration with well-known Cape Town foodie, Andrea Foulkes, and offers locally-sourced, fresh food in a comfortable and historic atmosphere.

The accent is on tasty, simple but superb eating with flavours to match the award-winning range of Nederburg wines. Signature favourites include the duo of lamb, venison burger, fillet steak and pork belly.

During the summer months, the restaurant spills out onto the terrace and sprawling gardens against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein mountains. In the fragrant and lush gardens surrounding the manor house, you'll find leisurely spots in the cool shade of the age-old trees you can enjoy fare created to complement Nederburg’s delicious wines.

With fireplaces ablaze during the winter months, the plush and comfortable interior of the manor house is the perfect setting for leisurely meals shared with family and friends when chilly outside.

Menu
The Red Table’s à la carte menu features food for everyone, with prices for starters starting at R55, light meals at R65, mains at R95 and desserts at R55 a dish. Kids are also catered for.

Vegetarians and those with special dietary needs can be accommodated.

A wide selection of Nederburg wines is offered by the glass, and the entire range is available by the bottle.

The Red Table Head Chef: Edmore Ruzoza

The new chef at The Red Table at Nederburg is Edmore Ruzoza, although to his family and close friends he is known by his Shona name, Tigere, which means "comfort".

"I hope I am a comfort to them. I try to be! But I also hope I bring comfort and pleasure to the people who visit us at Nederburg and eat the food I prepare."

Trained as a chef in his native Harare, he loves being in Paarl, where his new position allows him to grow the freshest ingredients for the table. "We have basil, oregano, sage, lemon thyme, chilli, lettuce, beautiful brinjals and butternut, and you should just see our tomatoes!"

His favourite style of cooking is Mediterranean and he is inspired by many regions of French cuisine but he admits that he has also lost his heart to quite a few Cape Malay dishes like bobotie, sosaties and samoosas, since making the move to South Africa in 2007. "Back in Zimbabwe, I was very lucky to train under a visiting Japanese master chef. He exposed me to a whole new palette of pan-Asian tastes. Encountering the Cape expression of Asian flavours was the next step for me."

In Zimbabwe he cooked for dignitaries and travellers. In South Africa, Edmore has worked in Jozi, PE and along the Eastern Cape coastline but he enjoys living in the heart of the country. "Being close to what you grow makes a big difference!"

He recently introduced a duo of lamb dish to The Red Table menu, featuring lamb rump and braised shoulder, served in a rosemary-infused red wine sauce. His secret ingredient is cumin. "It gives a richer and more layered flavour."

Although it is hard for him to choose, the wine he likes best is Nederburg's The Beautiful Lady Gew┼▒rztraminer. "It’s aromatic and elegant and reminds me of the rose garden here, with a touch of Turkish delight and even litchi, now that I think of it. It has a whisper of sweetness that makes it very food-versatile, especially with some of the spicier flavours." Edmore is part of the Dish Food & Social team who has operated The Red Table since its inception, and works closely with principal, Andrea Foulkes.

The Red Table is available for special evening bookings by prior arrangement.

Contact details Tel: +27.218775155 E-mail: theredtable@nederburg.co.za
Address: Nederburg Wines, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl, Western Cape