Need something to do for Mother’s Day?

Need something to do for Mother’s Day?

Indulge in a special Mother’s Day spread at Nederburg

Be spoiled at Nederburg’s The Red Table this Mother’s Day. Show and tell your mom in one loving, grand gesture just how special she is to you. Driving up to the beautiful, historic manor house is a treat in itself, with generous views of the vineyards, gardens and mountains. But it’s at The Red Table restaurant that the experience will really begin.

New chef Edmore Ruzoza and his team have conjured up a delectable menu for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10. Feast on deep fried camembert with cranberry and fig chutney for starters, followed by oven-baked yellow tail, roasted fennel, cauliflower and pecan nut mash or biltong encrusted fillet if you’re a meat lover. Indulge your sweet tooth with frosted Nederburg Noble Late Harvest, served with white chocolate and caramel fondant.
Join Natasha Boks, who makes Nederburg’s white wines, and her mom, Mary, to celebrate.
There will be a wide selection of Nederburg wines, offered by the glass and by the bottle. Boks will be close by to tell you more about the wines, and make suitable pairing suggestions.

* Lunch on Mother’s Day will be served from 12pm at R250 per person (wines excluded). Bookings are essential, so call 021 877 5155; or send an e-mail to


Sparkling Mother’s Day awaits in the Winelands

Dulche-de-leche-cheesecakeWhisk your mom away to The House of J.C. Le Roux this Mother’s Day and treat her to a world-class Méthode Cap Classique destination in the Stellenbosch Winelands with a special menu at Le Venue restaurant.

With a selection of country cuisine prepared by Chef Renshaw Adams, a glamorous day at South Africa’s leading home of sparkling wine with its stylish interior awaits.
Enjoy mini salmon and leek tartlets with red onion marmalade on arrival followed by a choice of savoury butternut, spinach and feta spring rolls or five spice roast duck salad for starters.
Mains will cater for both meat and fish lovers, with juicy char grilled sirloin steak or pan fried line fish to choose from. To end the lunch, your mom will feel utterly spoilt with a choice of dulche de leche cheesecake or hazelnut chocolate mousse mille-feuillle for dessert.
J.C. Le Roux’s range of sparkling wines, from the Méthode Cap Classique and elegant Cap Classique prestige cuvée, Scintilla 2008, to the popular Le Domaine, will of course be on offer.

* Booking is essential. Call 021 865 8200 for reservations. The lunch costs R350 per person and will be served from 12pm to 3pm. Visit, or, for more information.


Celebrate Mother’s Day in opulent style at Richard’s

Being a full time mom can be as stressful as it is rewarding, which is why Richard’s Bistro in Sea Point is going all out on Mother’s Day, May 10, to ensure these important ladies in our lives are made to feel special.
Executive Chef Benito has created an exclusive and elegant gourmet four course set menu for these maternal heroes, and of course there will also be a little extra gift for mom to take home.

What moms can look forward to on this special occasion:
To get the taste buds warmed up, the Pre Starter will include: Assorted Homemade Breads, Chicken Liver Pate and Sundried Pesto.
Starter options will consist of Wild Mushroom Risotto; or Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad with toasted Bruschetta; or Homemade Salmon and Cream Cheese Spring Rolls served on a Bed of Avo Salad.
The Main Dishes will be Beef Medallions with Carrot Puree, Roast Onion, Potato Fondant Rocket Tomato Salad; or Chicken Ballantine Basil Mash Potato With Green Vegetables Topped With Matured Cheddar; or Potato Gnocchi filled with Mediterranean Veg served with Sweet Corn and Garlic Sauce.
Finish it off with a Dessert fit for a queen, namely Baked Cheese Cake with Berries and Homemade Banana Ice Cream. There will also be a Cheese and Crackers Platter per table.

* Cost is R285 per person.
For bookings, call 0761444809; or visit