Food & Drink

The Bakery at Jordan

There’s nothing quite like freshly baked bread slathered in butter…add a beautiful view and a glass of vino and you’re winning at life. Jordan Winery has all of this and more and I was invited to their bakery to taste the new Winter menu.

Originally, the Bakery was under Chef George Jardine’s care but is now operated by the winery which makes forย  more time spent on menu development.
Hatley is the baker extraordinaire and he’s making amazing baked goodness – his potato and brioche bun is excellent.
Chef Honey (a glorious name for someone who satiates hunger)ย  creates the food and her and her team treated us to 5 courses of deliciousness which can now be found on the winter menu.

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Pressed winter vegetables with aged cheese gratin and tomato emulsion.
I love finding vegetarian dishes that warm the soul and don’t just consist of a lettuce leaf. Chef Honey has created the perfect winter dish that is not only free from meat, but suitable for a gluten-free diet.
Look at that piece of perfectly mastered potato glass – crunchy and salty and yummy.
This wasn’t a full size portion (the real deal is R80) but it was super filling.

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Anker Ale battered Hake.
Den Anker is a popular V & A Waterfront restaurant and they’ve partnered with The Bakery to offer diners their own personal craft beer – it is the only other dining establishment where you can order a Den Anker brew on tap.
To compliment the beer, the Bakery offers beer battered hake and homemade tartar sauce.

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The Prospector Burger.
We were told that these weren’t the real size of the Prospector burgers, but rather a tasting portion. I kid you not. I couldn’t even pick up the monster with one hand.
Named after Jordanโ€™s flagship Syrah, these perfectly succulent meaty treats are sandwiched between the most awesome toasted brioche buns and hugged by melted cheese and crispy bacon.
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Accompanying the burgers were thrice fried fries – I almost ate that entire bowl – there is certainly no skimping on carbs here.
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For dessert, apricot and thyme cheesecake with guava sorbet was the perfect finish being refreshing, just sweet enough and making me with for summer days.

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It’s definitely a must-visit foodie spot, catering for an array of tastes. I just love how homely, yet stylish the food is, coupled with award-winning wines and one of the best views in the Stellenbosch winelands. Honestly, what’s not to love about Jordan?

I enjoyed my meal at The Bakery as their guest. The images and views are my own.

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