Joostenberg Bistro’s traditional bistro cuisine, excellent organic wines and rustic country atmosphere are spot-on for kicking back with friends and family in a Winelands setting, with old-school hospitality enhancing the overall experience.
Bright and breezy in summer – and cosy and warm during winter – it’s no wonder it’s a perennial favourite among food and wine lovers.
With cooking that strikes the perfect balance between unfussy French favourites and inspired interpretations of local delights, the ingredient-focused menu has something for everyone.
In a setting that reminds you of home, head chef Garth Bedford and his team have created a series of dishes that tell stories. From the charcuterie breakfast that features everything from pork terrine to chicken-liver parfait, pork rillettes, home-cured coppa, pork pie, brawn, homemade pickles, a fresh baguette and toast, to the warm confit pork cheek salad with pickled garden veggies for lunch, you’re in for a farm-to-table feast.
Taking the nose-to-tail concept up a notch, the pickled pork tongue and deep-fried tail on coleslaw with gremolata, gherkins and Dijon mustard sauce is a must.
As for sweet treats, Joostenberg’s baked lemon cheesecake, vanilla pod crème brûlée and dark-chocolate mousse cake with orange crème Anglaise will have you lingering longer.
Good to know On Sundays, there’s a set three-course menu that changes weekly. With the likes of linefish cakes, roast pork and ice cream with Valrhona chocolate biscuits, it’s perfect for an unrushed, chilled lunch in the Winelands.
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