By Greg Landman
The buzz on everybody’s lips is Bosjes Kombuis near Ceres. The reasons for this are many. First of all there is the innovative architecture, clean and modern, with the chapel getting many an ooh and aah from brides to be.
Then there is the delightfully light dining area and excellent accommodation for those overnight stays when getting back to wherever is just too much. The original and historic 18th Century Dutch farmhouse has been brought brillliantly up to date without losing any of its charm. The views are fabulous all round and the wide open skies are most beguiling.
The kitchen is under the sure and fuss free hand of celebrity chef Pete Goffe Wood, a no nonsense kind of guy. The day to day culinary map is in the capable hands of executive chef Kim Cox who hails from Spier, Boschendal and the Bacon Bar at Le Quartier Francais. Expect familiar old favourites such as fresh salmon trout fishcakes with an avocado salad, and a great grass fed beef burger topped with camembert, caramelised onions and bacon. The lamb cutlets with tabbouleh and fresh cucumber raita is a knockout dish to please the most fastidious of carnivores.
Kim is a dab hand at homemade ice-creams such as chocolate brownie, vanilla, and coffee and makes a delicious almond panna cotta with poached pear and shortbread. There is a tempting kiddies’ menu and a perfect place for them to play featuring electric blue klipspringer buck statues. So when the call of getting out and about gets to you, fire up the old motor and get out to Ceres.