#WinterEscape: Kleine Zalze and Terroir set to warm you up with a winter menu

2017-06-06 12:30 - Kavitha Pillay
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Cape Town - Award-winning Stellenbosch eatery, Terroir, has welcomed winter with a special menu that promises to warm you up, while satisfying your hunger and satiating your taste buds.

In previous years, chef Michael Broughton and his team produced stand-alone winter menus that were separate from the à la carte offering. This year the focus is on encouraging  locals  and  visitors to indulge  in  the Terroir experience by offering an experience  of  the  full  à  la  carte  menu  at  “a pocket-friendly price”.

Until September, guest can indulge in a  choice of two dishes (starter/main or main/dessert) from Terroir’s French-inspired chalkboard menu, at a price that includes a glass of  Kleine  Zalze Vineyard Selection wine. 

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Chef Broughton, renowned for his skills as a “master  saucier”, has developed a beef main  course  for winter this year: slices  of  flame-grilled, dry-aged sirloin served  atop  celeriac  velouté, with brisket  croustillants  in  a  garden  of  baby  vegetables.

Hollandaise adds acidity  to  the  plate,  and an interesting side  order to try with this main is the velvety aligot – a French dish of potato whipped with Comté cheese and butter. This side dish is quite rich in flavour and texture, so we do recommend that you go easy on this one.

Dry-aged Angus beef Sirloin with celeriac, kale and brisket croustillant. (Photo: Supplied).

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For vegetarian diners, Broughton’s main meal is potato  gnocchi pan-fried and  erved with  a  salsa verde with baby vegetables and raw mushrooms, with a dose of black truffle.

The vegetarian course is full of flavour and colour, delicious and satisfying, leaving you with little room for dessert. Even if you aren’t vegetarian, we suggest trying out the dish.


Broughton has integrated bold umami flavours into his winter menu - often in dishes one would not expect.

“Loyal locals will also be happy to hear that Terroir’s legendary prawn risotto with Americaine sauce remains on the selection of starters. We just have to keep that risotto on the menu. If we take it off everyone complains,” says Broughton.

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“This year, for the first time, we are branching out to offer a multi-course tasting menu. The four-course tasting journey allows diners to select any four dishes from the à la carte offering, with slightly smaller portions allowing guests to discover more of the menu,” says Broughton. 

A wine-pairing option is also available, with a tasting portion (100ml) of Kleine Zalze wine paired with each course.

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Dine at Terroir at the seated outdoor area for breath-taking views of the winelands or cosy up indoors next to the fireplace.

The winter special offer is valid until 30 September, at both lunch and dinner, and individual à la carte orders can still be made. Terroir is open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.

Travellers are advised that Terroir will be closed for their annual winter break from 3 July and re-opening on 25 July 2017.

Advance reservations are recommended.  or bookings or more information call 021 880 8167 or email restaurant@kleinezalze.co.za.

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