Chef Archie Maclean, executive chef at Steenberg’s Catharina’s Restaurant is embracing locals this winter with generous lunch and dinner menus accompanied by a cosy fire in idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings.
With ample choice amongst the starters, mains and desserts, these special winter menus abound with delicious taste and good value.
The winter lunch special at R185 for two courses and R215 for three, is offered daily from Monday to Saturday. For starters there’s a choice between cream of tomato soup, Cape Malay spiced seafood croquette with tempura vegetables, or a delicious winter salad with roasted butternut, chick peas, quinoa and feta cheese. The choice amongst the mains is battered kingklip, sous vide pork belly, or grilled chicken breast with a mushroom and cauliflower risotto. You’ll be spoilt for choice with three mouth-watering desserts: crème brûlée, a trio of seasonal sorbets, or sticky date pudding and pumpkin ice cream.
The 3-course winter dinner special is available from Monday to Sunday at R345 or R375 including wines. Chef Archie recommends Steenberg Sphynx Chardonnay 2017 with his French onion soup, or duck wantons as starters. For mains, he has paired the Steenberg Stately 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz with smoked aubergine and bocconcini risotto, or his generous plate of roast chicken breast. Dessert is a choice of sticky date pudding and pumpkin ice cream, or poached winter fruits with cinnamon ice cream, pain d’épices (spiced honey cake) and mulled wine.
In addition to these special menus available until the end of October, Chef Archie has tweaked his à la carte menu, the 5-course tasting menu and Catharina’s dedicated vegetarian menu with new seasonal dishes.
Catharina’s Restaurant is open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Sundays it’s the place to be for a lavish buffet-style feast and live music from 12h00 till 15h00.