IS there anything more quintessentially South African than a braai? Those in the know will tell you that it’s a way of life here in SA. It’s certainly not just about throwing some meat on the fire and hoping for the best, but rather a special ritual that centres around the joyful preparation and sharing of a tasty meal (usually involving some form of grilled meat) while spending time with family and friends, telling stories, discussing all and sundry, as well as remembering and knowing who we are and what we’re made of as South Africans.
The team at Nederburg’s The Manor in Paarl is dusting off their braai equipment and invite you to come and celebrate all things braai with them over the next couple of weekends. The fires will be lit from 12pm (until 2.30pm) on Saturday, September 18, and every weekend thereafter (depending on weather), including the Friday of the Heritage Day long weekend spanning September 24 to 26, up until the weekend of October 9 and 10.
The Crowd Pleaser – R25: Boerie roll, with your favourite sauce, tomato and onion smoor, or caramelised onions.
The Free State Vegetarian – R125: Grilled chicken and bell pepper kebab, boerewors, garlic and herb butter roll, salty potato fries, and a chef’s garden salad.
The Full House – R165: A-grade sliced beef rump, spiced Karoo lamb chop, grilled chicken & bell pepper kebab, boerewors, garlic and herb butter roll, salty potato fries, and a chef’s garden salad.
The Manor sources its meat from Deli-Co Farmstyle Butchery in Riebeek Kasteel, so rest assured that it will be serving you the very best in ethically-sourced meat.
A wide range of Nederburg’s award-winning wines, including its popular Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (a great match with a braai), and a selection of ciders, beers and soft drinks will be served from a bar set up on the lawn outside the historic manor house. There’ll be live music o set a laid-back mood and get you swaying to some sweet tunes.
September 18: Craig Vee
September 19: Warren Wazman
September 24: Craig Vee
September 25: Craig Vee
September 26: Isla Sutherland
October 2: Craig Vee
October 3: Warren Wazman
October 9: Craig Vee
October 10: Isla Sutherland
Picnic blankets and cushions will be available on a first come, first served basis (pre-bookings take preference), and there will be fun lawn games for young and old, and loads of space for the young ones to shake off some energy. Pre-booking is highly recommended. Make your reservation by contacting the friendly team at The Manor on 021 877 5155 or [email protected] and when doing so, please confirm any allergies and dietary requirements.
- Strict Covid-19 hygiene and safety measures are in place at The Manor. Wearing of masks is a must (apart from when seated). Right of admission reserved. Nederburg supports the responsible consumption of alcohol.